L’Shana Tova Everyone!
Can we believe the High Holy Days are now here? Soon we will reach Yom Kippur and get well into the Fall. It was great to see all the families who attended Rosh Hashana services this past Sunday and Monday. As I mentioned, I will try to secure child care for the Yom Kippur services so I will keep everyone updated. And our next class will be this Sunday, October, 2, starting at 9:30 a.m. with Tefillah.
And now for the recap. Rabbi Dean and Chase led us in our Tefillah service. The classes then adjourned to learn all about Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, and the values and symbolism expressed in those holidays. The kids watched videos, drew pictures, and learned the ins and outs of the High Holy Days. By far the most excitement came at the end of the day when all the kids were given mini Shofars by Heather and Jenny. Many a call was heard for the rest of the day!
For the Bnai Mitzvah class, we mainly worked on Chases’ preparation for his upcoming Bar Mitzvah in October. Along with practicing Torah portions and Haftorah reading, we also reflected on the past year and what to expect for the upcoming year. Our activity consisted of writing down our best memory of the year and then washing it away; throwing and drop kicking a rock and a pine cone to symbolize getting rid of an action we were ashamed or or regretted this past year; and finally making “5783” out of twigs, standing in the middle, and making a promise to ourselves to accomplish something we want to do for the new year.
And that about covers it for now. I look forward to seeing y’all for Yom Kippur.