Maimonides Hebrew Day School’s art teacher Rivi Bahir recently worked with 36 of her students to create an Israeli flag made from 1,800 blue and white paper butterflies. The goal of the project was to note Yom Ha Shoah and Israel Independence Day.
A poem written by a child in the Theresienstadt concentration camp “I never saw another butterfly” was the inspiration for Bahir who wished to transform artistically the sorrow of the Holocaust observance with the hope of the birth of Israel. She said, “We began with sadness and ended with joy and pride, we went through a journey of hard work and dedication, it was a teamwork with a lots of hope and ambition that brought us to this amazing art work. A small change today could make a big difference in the future.”