What an amazing day back with our students, teachers, madrichim and parent volunteers! As each of those faces entered the building my spirit soared. Their stories, laughter, and compassion for their community, family and friends was amazing to experience. We will continue to work together to explore avenues of support in the aftermath of “Sandy”.
Do you remember lighting the Shabbat candles when you were a kid, or bringing home the challah cover you made from a handkerchief. Our student body continued to build their Shabbat kit this year. The ultimate goal is for each student to have Shabbat ritual objects that will enhance their ability to celebrate Shabbat with their family. Look at the pictures and see the Bet students decorating challah boards, Gimmel students painting candlestick holders, Daled students constructing havdallah spice boxes, Hay students designing challah covers, and Vav students etching glass kiddush cups.
Share with us your most favorite Shabbat keepsake from your childhood. Mine was and still is the candlesticks from my grandmother. I remember her lighting them, saying the brachot and her feeling connected to her mother. I feel that strong connecting to her when I light the candles each week.