Eighth graders led tefillah for their last time as BHDS students yesterday morning. The service was a reflection of their connection to Jewish prayer and community, as well as their recent experiences in Israel. Students introduced some new prayers, both personal and traditional; shared with the community why they choose Judaism; and chanted beautifully from the Torah.
One student said, “I choose to embrace Judaism because it is one of the things that makes me who I am.” Another noted, “I choose Judaism because I believe strongly in Jewish values.” Click HERE to read all of the eighth graders' statements.
To close the tefillah, the eighth grade class sang Matisyahu’s song, “One Day,” a moving song about peace.
Thank you to Nehama Cohen, Dorit Israel, Jesse Scott, Beverly Pinto and the eighth grade parents for their dedication to making this tefillah so very special. MORE PHOTOS