Perelman Second Graders Celebrate Kabbalat Siddurim
Perelman Jewish Day School
Perelman Jewish Day School is committed to being a place of serious, creative learning of classical Jewish texts. Through the generosity of the Kriger Book Fund, a different Jewish book is given to students each year, beginning in Gan; assuring that by the time they graduate they will own a substantial Jewish library.
At their recent Kabbalat Siddurim ceremonies, second grade students at both the Forman and Stern Centers received their first siddur (prayer book) after their terrific presentation of song and dance, connected to the theme of the day. The students demonstrated their mastery of fundamental t’filot (prayers) as they stood alongside their families, praying as a community.
Head of School, Judy Groner, emphasized that the siddur is the text that will accompany students throughout their years at Perelman and hopefully through their adult lives. Our school rabbi, Chaim Galfand, then charged the students with the responsibility to follow in their ancestors’ footsteps and to take their place as leaders.
In preparation for the day, each student’s family had the opportunity to pour their love and creative energy into a custom-designed blessing written for their child - a blessing that will find its place on the first page of the siddur to forever mark the moment.
Click here to see more photos from Stern Center Kabbalat Siddurim. Click here to see more photos from Forman Center Kabbalat Siddurim.