News From Ramaz
It was wonderful to welcome your children back to school. All of our classes are getting to know one another and are learning the routines of the day.
Last week, Rabbi Weinstock visited the Pre-K and Kindergarten classes with his Shofar in tow. He showed the children a few different kinds of Shofarot – large, small, shiny, and dull. Rabbi Weinstock explained where a Shofar comes from, which prompted many questions from the children. He then performed all of the sounds that would be heard on Rosh Hashana. The children listened in awe and counted how long his Tikiyah Gedola sounded. Rabbi Weinstock explained that we hear the Shofar to wake us up in time to prepare for the significance of the New Year.
Although it was a very short week, each grade still came together for their first Shabbat Oneg. Nursery students met with music teachers to sing and dance to Rosh Hashana and Shabbat songs! Pre-K came together to do the same, and Kindergarten met in the Heyman Auditorium to celebrate! Students spent time introducing themselves and each class shared a hope, dream, or something they were thankful for. The responses were beautiful; they included "making new friends," "being kind to one another," and being "thankful for the love in our hearts."
The school's theme of Menshlichkeit is already going strong, as the children are working collaboratively, listening to one another, getting to know one another, and of course, practicing being kind!
It was a beautiful beginning of the school year. Shana Tova!