The festivities began with a pizza dinner followed by Rabbi Schlosberg teaching the preschoolers and their families about the Shema.
The Shema is a ritual prayer that is recited at least twice daily – once in the morning and once in the evening affirming a declaration of faith in one God. After learning how to “sign” the Shema, the children decorated a pillowcase with the Shema prayer on it. The evening continued with milk and cookies and a bedtime story read by their teachers.
“An event such as this one brings our families together socially and spiritually,” said Helayne Cohen. “It is our goal to provide a strong Judaic foundation to build upon which is made possible by our talented teaching and rabbinic staff.”