Sixth Graders Lead "Jew Trek" Tefillah
Sixth graders led a spirited school-wide tefillah service today, bringing a sci-fi twist to the traditional prayer service. The tefillah began with a video created by the sixth grade students, explaining that everyone is in a state of Jewish emergency because the Jewish people have lost their way. After traveling back in time, they come back to the 21st century armed with the tools to instill a Jewish identity within their people.
In addition to the Jew Trek theme, sixth grade students presented kavanah (intention) before each prayer and chanted from the Torah. In conjunction with this week’s parasha (portion) about a union between G-d and the people of Israel, two students sang an Israeli song while their classmates marched as the 12 tribes of Jacob underneath a chuppah created by art teacher Lisa Levy.