Ms. Lindsay's Class Recap - 9.21.14
Sukkot & Simchat Torah
With all of the fall holidays quickly approaching, we began the day decorating fruit to put up in the Temple Sinai sukkah (the fall harvest holiday of Sukkot begins October 8th!). We talked about how we eat, sleep, and celebrate in the sukkah, and we are reminded to be thankful for all of the fruits and vegetables harvested at this time.
Since we won't be in Sunday School for a few weeks, we also got a chance to learn about Simchat Torah (October 16th). On Simchat Torah, we read the very last story in the Torah and then roll the Torah back to the beginning to the story of Creation and start it all over again! We read "Sammy Spider's First Simchat Torah" and discussed how we celebrate all the Torah has to offer in important history and lessons. Each time we read through the Torah, we take away something different from the different stories, especially during different stages of our lives. We made "stained glass" Torah art - the pieces look really nice in a window when the sun shines in, so I hope you each can find a good spot for them!
Our Hebrew letter of the day was Gimel, and the key word was "G'lidah," which is the Hebrew word for Ice Cream (always a favorite). We reviewed Alef and Bet...now we know three letters!
Our Specials - Music and T'filah!
We ended our morning in T'filah, led by Rabbi Segal and Marisa Kaiser. They led us in singing the Barechu, Shema, and Oseh Shalom, a great introduction to a weekly prayer service.
We wish you a very happy Rosh Hashanah (Shana Tovah!) and a safe and easy fast on Yom Kippur. We look forward to having you all join us when we're back on October 12th for the Kindergarten Family Program. More on that to follow...
Lindsay & Leah