This was the first session of Sunday School where I’ve been in the 7th grade class, so we started out the morning playing a fun ball-toss name game, and students shared something about themselves, as well as what they were going to be for Halloween and their favorite candy.
Following our brief introductions, we covered the first two important Jewish events that happen after a baby is born: the brit milah and the simchat bat. We also reviewed what the naming ceremonies are, and what goes into naming a child. We had a lot of fun trying to form connections to our own lives and how these Jewish events relate to us—especially what our Hebrew names are and what they mean—and in learning about these events, we certainly learned more about ourselves, too!
The last part of the day was spent playing Hebrew Bingo in order to get us ready to start reading words more easily, hopefully progressing to greater fluency in the coming weeks.