- Posted by Tamar Rotstein
- On September 20, 2015
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Sunday, September 20, 2015
7 Tishrei 5776
Dear First Grade Families,
What a wonderful first day at religious school! It was filled with lots of happiness and excitement, which I know will continue throughout the year!
Today, first graders in 1B colored in a leaf to add to our “Etz Kehillah” (community tree), played some Hebrew games, learned about some of our classroom routines, and went on a tour of the synagogue.
We also read a book called, “A Rosh Hashanah Walk”, by Carol Levin. We discussed the meaning of Taschlich (to throw). Tashlich is a ceremony that is performed between Rosh Hashanah and the last day of Sukkot. Family and friends gather together on the banks of a river or stream and recite prayers asking for forgiveness. We then throw breadcrumbs into the water, as a symbolic way of getting rid of our sins.
Have a fabulous week and we look forward to seeing you next Sunday.