Joan Hartley

State Senator

Joan Hartley

Chief Deputy President Pro Tempore

An Independent Voice

June 1, 2023

Senator Hartley Welcomes Students from Bais Yaakov School for Holocaust Remembrance Exhibit

HARTFORD, CT – Sen. Joan Hartley (D-Waterbury) welcomed students from Bais Yaakov of Waterbury High School in Naugatuck to the state Capitol. Bais Yaakov is an all-girls school which is part of the Yeshiva Katana.

In honor of Jewish American Heritage Month, the students shared their Holocaust exhibit, shining a light on the horrific events of that era. The student constructed displays consisted of mutli-media projects, diagrams, poetry and art projects whose purpose was to engage viewers’ audio, visual and physical senses.

“It was an honor to host these amazing students at the Capitol this week,” said Sen. Hartley. “Their display was riveting and allowed us to learn and ponder the gravity of the Holocaust.”

The students were introduced in the House and Senate Chambers during the visit. Yael Gross, a tenth grader, delivered a powerful poem from the Senate Chamber Dais.