When the Hebrew month of "Adar enters, we increase in joy" which we are commanded to do throughout the whole month. Today, indeed, is the first day of Adar, which will lead us onto Purim. Our classrooms have been filled with sweet children celebrating the making of Humantaschen cookies, as we, as a school, prepare for Purim.
Purim, however, is also a time to remember and reach out to the needy, as we prepare our Mishloachei Manot- deliveries of goods. Next Friday, children in Ulpan will be preparing those manot, as did the Religious Sunday school children last Sunday. This year, Jan Robertson is preparing Mishlochai Manot together with the children of Ulpan Shabbat, and arranging a visit to the Regency Fair Oaks Jewish senior living facility.
The seniors at the Kensington were thrilled to have TBD's children keep them company. That truly was a
Jewishly Warm and Relevant Mitzvah which we would like to pursue. If you would like to join Jan and the children in enlightening the residents at the Fair Oaks, please be in touch with Jan. Her mail: email@example.com
Wishing you a restful family time this Presidents weekend!
Gal Kessler Rohs, Education Director, writing on behalf of TBD Religious School's team.