In our Parent Child Hebrew class today, we heard a special presentation about Yom Kippur, and had a special snack.
In our 4th grade class, we are talking about the curriculum for this year's Judaic studies , and what are some things that are too big for us to finish, but we can try to help and leave a big impact on someone else's life, and encourage more people to help like hunger and poverty through the world. We connect this to our Hebrew studies where we will be talking about acts of love and kindness, such as including people that look lonely on the playground or smiling to people who look sad.
In the beginning of Hebrew, we discuss Roshashana and Yom Kippur ( they are spelled wrong) what we do during these holidays. what they mean, what we do, and why we are celebrating. Then we have some students and Mr. Stone attempt to use the shofar the way we do in services.
We use the shofar to give the congregation a wake up call to say we know we haven't been the best this year, but we should get rid of all the negativity from this last year and make this next year positive.