We had a super time with Rabbi Jodie in the sanctuary viewing the Torah up close and opened. We talked about how we beautify the mitzvah of reading Torah by giving the Torah very beautiful crowns, belts and covers. The students had great questions about when they read Torah at their bar or bat mitzvah. They commented on the little ‘crowns’ on the actual Hebrew letters, and the spaces between the columns and words. In class we also discussed possible Tzedakah projects and voted on where to donate the Tzedakah funds. The first campaign will be for helping sick animals. We also talked about Derech Eretz, good character and being a mensch. Everyone was very happy that Brian brought a challah to share. Thank you Brian.
Shabbat school always brings back memories of a joyous childhood and a connection to Judaism. The topic yesterday was rituals and ritual objects. We journeyed to foreign places to investigate what Shabbat looks like in Uganda and India using the wonders of the Internet. Ask your children what they thought of Shabbat in Africa and listen to their experimentation with the class shofar!
Lots of love