eNews Update 10/2/2020
On Friday night, the weeklong holiday of Sukkot begins. Sukkot is the third of three pilgrimage/harvest holidays in the Jewish tradition (Passover and Shavuot are the other two). The symbolism of the hut built to celebrate this holiday has a few interpretations. One interpretation holds that the hut commemorates the temporary shelter used by the Israelites during their travels in Egypt. (Chabad suggests, “some say this refers to the miraculous clouds of glory that shielded [them] from the desert sun, while others say it refers to the tents in which they dwelled for their 40-year trek through the Sinai desert”). Another interpretation holds that the hut celebrates the temporary structures farmers would build in their fields as they were harvesting grain so that they wouldn’t have to spend all day trekking back and forth to the house.
Jews are commanded to “dwell” in the sukkah, to eat their meals, shake the lulav and etrog after the holiday, some even sleep outdoors! This year, as our neighbors are yet again evacuating their houses due to fires, these temporary homes are even more symbolic of the fragility of life and the blessings of shelter.
May this season truly be z’man simchateinu, a time of our joy.
Director of Experiential Education
Save the date!
Thur, 10/8 – 6:30pm – 8:00 pm
We’ve set aside this evening for you to submit questions to our expert advisory team.
In August, our Head of School, Daisy Pellant, convened her advisory team. They represent a diverse range of expertise and provide guidance as we find our way through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Do you know any families who are curious about Kehillah and would like to learn more about our community?
Our wonderful Director of Admissions, Robert Smith, is hosting weekly Kehillah Conversations, featuring a variety of special guests! Every Thursday evening this open and casual forum will be a place to talk about all things Kehillah and answer any questions prospective families might have.
Check out more on the new Admissions Blog!
We need as many photos as we can get for the yearbook! Submitting photos is the best way to make sure you or your student is well represented in the yearbook.
Show us how you Kehillah! What’s going on behind the scenes that makes distance learning work at your house? Be a part of the memories, more (including coupons) on our Yearbook Page.
Monday: Kehillah wear! Decision Making
Tuesday: Air, sky, rainbows clouds. Reflective Practice.
Wednesday: Earth, hats, huts. Agenda.
Thursday: Water, beach day. Reflective Practice.
Friday: Fire–Donate to virtual Tzedakah Box
Special Schedule Noon Release
- Block 6 8:30 – 9:25
- Block 7 9:35 – 10:30
- Kabbalat Shabbat 10:35 – 11:00 (PW KabShab)
- Block 8/9 11:05 – 12:00
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