We at Shir Tikvah are excited to offer a new program for children and families that will be creative, innovative and meaningful. Our goals will include:
Educate and prepare for the bar/bat mitzvah
Understand and practice Jewish values
Develop a knowledge of basic Jewish literacy.
Prepare for life as a Jew in the modern world.
The Sunday School continues with the focus on the Jewish home and welcoming rituals. The students studied the v’ahavta and talked about the role of mezuzot in their homes. They made a Pez dispenser mezuzah for their room’s doorpost. They also viewed examples of Birkat Habayit, the blessing for the home, and designed a tile with their own blessing. Rabbi Harari introduced the ritual of Brit Milah, defining the special relationship of G-d and Abraham through their covenant in Bereshit 18. To show the importance of a Jewish name, students asked their parents the source and meaning of their Hebrew names and decorated a name tile for their bedroom door.
The Wednesday Hebrew School has continued its study of the alefbet and Friday night prayers. Students are eager to conduct a service.
November 3, 10, 17
December 8, 15
January 12, 26
February 9, 23
March 8, 15 (Homewood Spring Break is March 23-27)
April 5, 19 (Pesach is April 9-16)
May 3, 17 (Homewood school ends May 21)
May 31st will probably be Confirmation.
Wednesday Hebrew Class
November 13, 20
December 4, 11, 18
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 4, 11, 18 (Homewood Spring Break is March 23-27)
April 1, 22, 29 (April 8 is erev and 15 is during Pesach)
May 6, 13 (Homewood school ends May 21)