We had a spectacular morning in Sunday School. Your children are a pleasure to be with.
Today we celebrated two important Jewish holidays, Sukkot and Simchat Torah. Our gifted teachers guided us in a sensory experience of being in the Sukkah. We felt attuned to nature at this harvest time, and imagined our ancestors who were farmers.
Simchat Torah is a glorious holiday in which we celebrate our sacred scroll. On Simchat Torah,
the final chapter of the Torah is read, and then the scroll is immediately rolled to it's beginning.
Each child made a scroll and a beautiful ark to house it. Torah studies are part of our curriculum, and I've been reading from the text "Morah Morah, Teach me Torah". So far we've discussed Adam and Eve, Noah and the Ark and Avram and the Idols.
We are now on Chapter 4 of our Hebrew book, which emphasizes the letters "Hay" and "Yud". For homework, please review pages 17 to 20 with your child.
Have a good week - Shavuah Tov!
Mindy Elins, M.Ed
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