This Sunday we learned about and celebrated the holiday Sukkot! It was a jam packed morning filled with four different stations that the whole school participated in. Before the stations started we gathered in our classroom and answered these two questions: (1) What is Sukkot? (2) Why is it important? To help us answer these questions, we watched this fun LEGO movie on Youtube which helped us all connect with the holiday in a modern way. Feel free to check this out at home!
From this study, the students learned that this holiday is The Festival of Booths! Jews celebrate Sukkot to commemorate the fall harvest and to remember when the Jewish people wandered the desert for 40 years. Ask your students what the two main reasons are that we celebrate Sukkot and see what they say!
The first station that 5th grade went to was "In the Sukkah!" Rachel and Renee were there to lead the class in prayers and song, and shake the lulav and etrog in the school's sukkah.
Then we came back to the classroom and the students got to make their own sukkah decorations and edible candy sukkahs! The requirements to make the edible candy sukkah were as follows:
Needs 3 walls
Parsley on top of the roof (s'chach)
Candy to decorate
The last station was in the cafeteria and the students did a Sukkot mitzvah and made soup kits for the needy.
Check out the pictures below of the day's festivities!
We do not have Hebrew school next week due to Indigenous People's Day, so I will see everyone two weeks from now on Sunday, October 14th!
Have a great two weeks!
P.S. Please try to remember to bring in tzedakah! B'vakasha!