Saturday was a meaningful Shabbat session as the students had the honor of watching Hey student
Julia Aptekar become a Bat Mitzvah. Ashley, Ruthie, and Sammy performed
an abbreviated service in the chapel and then joined the main
congregation for the Torah Service in the sanctuary. The students
listened patiently to Julia’s impeccable Haftorah!
After Julia’s Haftorah, the students did the Kiddish and Motzee back in the classroom. We
shared highlights of the week during Roses and Thorns. Afterwards we
discussed this week’s Torah Portion (Ki Tisa, Exodus 30:11) and how it’s
relevant in the world today. Then we lightened things up by playing
some Jewish Jeopardy and Apples to Apples.