Sixth graders led a spirited school-wide "Jew Trek" tefillah today, bringing a sci-fi twist to the 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. The last remaining Jews want to be sent back through time to observe the tefillah service of generations past. 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 (Torah portion) about a union between G-d and the people of Israel, Jazea S. and Agustin F.-B. sang a Hebrew song, while their classmates marched and sang along with them as the 12 tribes of Jacob underneath a chuppah created by art teacher Lisa Levy.
Click HERE to watch the sixth grade Jew Trek video.
See our Hashavua Gallery for more photos.