Shalom – שלום I hope you all had an easy fast.
After Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, our fall holidays continue with Sukkot, one of the three week-long holidays of the year. After the seriousness of Yom Kippur, it’s fun to enjoy the lovely fall holiday of Sukkot.
Last week our “Letter of the Week” was ס (“s” sound) for Sukkot. This week, our letter of the week is ל (“L” sound) in honor of the lulav ( לולב ). Your students will be going to Bet Shalom’s sukkah this coming Sunday to say the blessing as they shake the lulav and etrog.
The “Jewish Life Vocabulary” for the week is simply חג שמח – Chag Samay-ach – Happy Holiday!
NOTE: There is no Religious School on Wednesday, October 16 and Sunday, October 20 due to MEA.
For the end of October, we’ll be reviewing all the letters we’ve learned so far this year. We’ll send an email for the next new “Letter of the Week” on Thursday, October 31.
Gayle A. Kaplan