On Sunday, Aliza’s second grade class learned about Rosh Hashanah by blowing the shofar (themselves!) and eating traditional Rosh Hashanah foods, apples dipped in honey.
It’s been an amazing first week here at Temple Isaiah Religious School. Sunday and Tuesday we kicked off our school year for our K-6 kids, and also began our amazing new seventh grade program. Our opening days were filled with singing, smiling, and lots of ruach (spirit).
On Sunday, January 23, nearly 40 first-grade families came together in our Temple’s Social Hall to learn about and celebrate the holiday of Tu B’Shvat. Parents and children together first learned from Rachel Ackerman, one of our temple’s rabbinic interns, about the meaning of the word Tu B’Shvat and of course, what we celebrate on [...]
Tu B’shvat, the Jewish holiday which falls later this month, was invented by our ancient rabbis as a “birthday” for trees. If you’re a Jewish farmer trying to follow the biblical rules that require you to only harvest from trees of a certain age, it would be impractical to keep track of the exact birthdays [...]