Back To School

What do 4 fourth/fifth grade Religious School kids have in common with half a dozen Benai Mitzvah students? Well if you put aside their Jewish heritage, it must be me!

So yes, today is the first day of the 2014-15 school year at our shul, and I am privileged to be teaching 2 classes.

I started the morning reviewing a few things with those masters of the Kaddish Challenge –they’ve still got it well in hand—and we began our study of the order of Jewish liturgy. Then I welcomed my new students, and together we embarked upon our learning…

Ancient Texts, Modern Spirit:

Finding “Divinity” in Jewish texts, in the Natural World, and in one another

And I am already blown away. You would be too after our attempts to define “Divinity”.

Really. Try it:

Without using the word “God”, explain the term “Divinity” or ”Sacred”.

That’s your assignment.

Next time, I’ll let you know what we came up with.

Until then, thank you for being there, Faithful Readers…

Happy New Year!

L’Shanah Tovah Umetukah!

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One thought on “Back To School

  1. You are so lucky to have these kids in your life, whatever their ages, just as they are lucky to have you! Being a teacher in a small school myself, I know well the comfort that such closeness can bring. May the new school year be a great one for all of you!

    Alysa and Ellen

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