I wanted to thank all the families for their support last Friday in welcoming our own Chase McCrary as a Bnai Mitzvah and the newest adult in our community. It was such a thrill to have that tradition in person again and the teachers and I were deeply grateful you all got to share it with us. Here’s to future Bnai Mitzvahs for all kids in the coming years! In the meantime, our next class will be this Sunday, October 30, at 9:30 a.m. Please remember to bring jars of peanut butter for the Food for Thought drive.
And now for the recap. Larry, the rock of our Religious School, led our Tefillah service while Rabbi Dean was out of town helping with refugees. The younger kids learned all about Noah’s Ark, which was the subject of the Torah portions for the last two weeks. For my class, I invited the middle grades to join us in learning about the ins and outs of the Hebrew months and how they compare and contrast with the secular year. They learned about the difference between a solar and lunar calendar, why the Jewish New Year occurs in the 7th month, why there is a 13th month every third year or so, and many more fun facts. For the second half of class, the kids all came up with a mnemonic story to remember the Hebrew months. They go so creative with their story, it captured the imagination! Parents can ask their kids to tell them about the adventures of Ms. Anne, her mule, and the trip to the vet. You’ll never forget the Hebrew months again either.
And that about covers it for now. We’ll see you all on Sunday!