Today was a very busy day for our sixth grade families!
Our sixth graders met with their parents and the rest of the clergy to discuss the process of becoming a B'nai Mitzvah. The morning began with a breakfast so that we could all get to know each other.
And then we discussed why we pray and what being Jewish means to us. We did an activity where we made "stew" out of different things, like why and when we pray, how we like to interact with G-d and our religion.
Then we did an activity to find our Torah portions. Our parents and the Cantor helped to unroll the whole Torah, and then we were called up so that we could see our Torah portion and how it interacted with everyone else's as part of a much larger story than the part we will be learning. It was very cool to see everyone find their part and we thought it was great when we could see the whole Torah.