On Yom Kippur, three congregants told us about their family and personal Jewish journeys. We were so moved by their stories, we wanted to share them here. In this one, Elisabeth Abarbanel considers her own path of Jewish learning as a page of Talmud, layered with creative commentary, non-linear conversations, and ongoing narrative.
On Yom Kippur, three congregants told us about their family and personal Jewish journeys. We were so moved by their stories, we wanted to share them here. In this one, Connie Sommer and Bill Howell talk about how they came to decide that raising a Jewish family is important to them.
What a busy weekend we had in Tiyul: Shabbat B’yachad. As if the “double holiness” (double hungriness?) of Yom Kippur and Shabbat on Saturday weren’t enough, on Sunday the TSBY families gathered to learn about the mitzvot of the festival of Sukkot by building, eating, and sitting in our own basic, bodacious, beautiful, Biblical booths.
For the last few weeks, Aliza’s second grade class learned about Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the first Jewish holidays in the month of “Tishrei”. The children associated Rosh Hashanah with the Creation story and the “Birthday of the World”. The children enjoyed baking a cake and celebrating the “Birthday of the World”.
Howie’s third grade class has been looking into the meanings and importance of the high holy days. They have been learning about how to be better people for the new year, 5772.