We at Shir Tikvah are excited to offer a 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.
Sunday school began after the holidays. Donelle Macey was our chef for the unit of Israeli/lJewish foods. Students talked about foods and what made them Jewish. They watched a video about bagels and bialys in preparation for the bagels they made in their homes with the dough Donelle obtained from Shalom Bakery in Buffalo Grove. They shared a non-secret family recipe for a booklet to commemorate this experience. The Israel unit will be next, followed by a look into their Jewish roots. The October Bnei Mitzvot of alums Damien and Chase have been occupying the older group, so we hope to have that group running smoothly this month.
Hebrew School students and parents met at the sukkah during Chol Hamoed. Moving to the prayer circle for COVID distancing, everyone listened to the Rabbi’s explanation of the lulav and etrog, recited the blessings led by Carole, and participated in the Sukkot mitzvah of shaking the plants in the six directions. In preparation for participation in the monthly Shabbat service, Carole has been reviewing and teaching new prayers and songs so the students will be confident leaders at the November 14th Conservative service at 9:45.
September 13, October 18 & 25
November 1, 8, & 15
November 22, December 6 & 13
Wednesday Hebrew Class
September 9, 16, 23, & 30
October 7, 14, 21, & 28
November 4, 11, &18
December 2 & 9