Dear Second Grade Families,
We had a fabulous time at Sunday school on September 22. Your children are eager to learn and are already soaring in the Hebrew and Judaic studies. We are on chapter two of our textbook, which introduced the letter "mem". We combined this with the previous week's letter "shin", to construct our key word SHAMASH. The Shamash is the "helper candle" which lights the other candles in the Hanukkah menorah. Please review chapter two with your child. I told the story "If Not Higher" with props. It's about a rabbi who disappears every year on the eve of Rosh Hashana. The congregation believes that the rabbi goes up to open the doors of heaven so G-d can hear our prayers. A young child follows the rabbi to find out where he actually goes. Please ask your child to tell you the story.
On behalf of myself, our wonderful teaching assistant Alex, and the entire SSJS community, we wish you a happy and healthy New Year! May blessings abound! Love, Mindy