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PARASHAH – VAYIKRA – Saturday, March 28
Leviticus is a difficult book for a modern person to read with reverence and appreciation. Its main subject matter – animal offerings and ritual impurity – seems remote from contemporary concerns. Yet almost half of the 613 mitzvot of the Torah are found in this book, the text with which young children traditionally began their Jewish education. Our concern in reading Leviticus should be more than historical (“this is what our ancestors used to believe and practice”). It should be an effort to understand the religious needs that were met by these practices in ancient times, needs that we still confront today, and the religious ideas that were taught in the process.
Taken from Etz Hayim Torah and Commentary
Play and Pray (Ages 2-6)
Shabbat is a special and nurturing place for children at Adath Israel. We have a Nursery and Kindergarten-program that features songs, prayers, Jewish games, stories and a snack. The children receive regular visits from our Rabbis and Cantors
Junior Congregation (Ages 7-12)
Learning to be part of our congregation starts at an early age. Adath Israel caters to children in Grades 1-6 with a special program in the Library that features Prayers, parsha plays, group activities and songs. Our terrific ShinShinim provide weekly activities to create fun and help our youngsters cultivate lifelong friends and an understanding of Israel.