Hasmonean High School marks the death of its founder Rabbi Dr Solomon Schonfeld

Former Hasmonean pupil, David Landskron, tells students about Rabbi Schonfeld and shows off an original Hasmonean velvet cap.

Former Hasmonean pupil, David Landskron, tells students about Rabbi Schonfeld and shows off an original Hasmonean velvet cap.

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Pupils commemorated the death of their school’s founder by delving into his illustrious life-story.

To mark the 30th anniversary of Rabbi Dr Solomon Schonfeld’s death, students at Hasmonean High School set to work to discover more about him. 

They learned how Rabbi Schonfeld helped rescue many Jews from Nazi forces, bringing them to safety in England where he helped them to get an education, homes and jobs.

He went on to set up Hasmonean High School in Hendon in 1944.

Deputy head boy Reuven Cohen, who spearheaded the project, said: “It’s important for the students to understand how their school came to be and not to take it for granted. To understand how incredible the school’s founder was and the principles he embodied enables students to be proud to be a Hasmonean.”

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