August 23, 2020 | 3 Elul 5780
Day 4
Shavua tov and happy Day 4 of #30DaysOfLearning! CESJDS Upper School teacher, Rachel Bergstein, takes a look at material culture through HiHo images from the past and explores how the things we own today might be seen by the historians of the future.
Learn more!
  • Explore these historical photos of Sukkot celebrations from before, during, and after the Holocaust from Yad Vashem’s photo archives.
  • Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, narrates this podcast series that retells humanity’s history through 100 objects we have made. 
  • If you’re learning about material culture, you’re sort of obligated to post a link to the original material girl, right??

Up next: Guiness World Record Holder for the Largest Collection of Graph Paper (really!) and OKC Member Rachel Braun wrestles with the blessing “Yotzeir Or” and how to bring light into a time that feels so full of darkness.

We’ve got a gift, special for you! OKC is honored to have you as a member of our family, and so in honor of the holiday season, we’ve prepared a gift bag to help make this time of socially distant chagim feel just a little more connected. Swing by OKC on Sept 4 from 12-4, on Sept 6 from 10-2, or on Sept 7 from 3-6:45. Can’t come by? Let us know and we’ll arrange a special delivery.

Not everyone is so fortunate to have everything they need. OKC is proud to partner with the Jewish Social Service Agency to pack and deliver 200 holiday bags for those who need some extra support this season. Join other OKCers on Saturday night, Sept 6 to assemble the bags, or on Sunday, Sept 13 to make the deliveries.
Let’s discover our connection points to one another! We will ask you to share fun facts about yourself, offer personal reflections, and engage in interesting conversation points. For each of these thirty days, we will introduce one new topic a day. Today’s topic:

Bookmark this page to follow along with all thirty topics. See posting instructions or contact for assistance.
Ever thought you could find a Lego Movie about Sukkot? Well, wonder no longer! Once you’ve explored the meanings of the holiday with a few of your favorite foot-pain causing plastic men and women, try building your own sukkah out of legos or other favorite building materials. Send a pic of your creation to and we’ll post it!

Want to be part of the fun? Send videos and content related to the High Holy Days and watch our community get even closer… a little social distance can’t keep OKC members apart! 

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