This week in chapel, the students learned about the meaning and traditions of Rosh Hashanah. Included were a brief description of the “family tree” of Abrahamic Religions; practicing the basic Hebrew words associated with the High Holidays (including shanah tovah!); and learning about traditions associated with synagogue services and prayer, the shofar, round challah and apples dipped in honey.
On Thursday, the week’s teachings culminated with a viewing of a Rosh Hashanah service at Congregation Mishkan Israel in Hamden, during which we discussed the similarities shared between St. Thomas’s and Congregation Mishkan Israel. We also sang Shalom chaverim and the floor was opened up for students to ask questions or share their personal experiences.
To all of our St. Thomas’s family, Shanah Tovah!