Each year, Louisville Beit Sefer Yachad presents a siddur to each member of its third grade class demonstrating the proficiency each student has developed and their readiness to study more deeply the prayers found within it. This year, LBSY began the process of presenting the prayer books at the home congregation of each student to further demonstrate the prayer community to which each student is becoming a part.
The siddur presentation ceremony at Keneseth Israel took place during Erev Shabbat services on Friday night, April 17. Prayer books were presented to Jenna Catapano, Lauren Rowe and Leah Schuhmann.
Students at Adath Jeshurun received their books during the Short & Sweet service on Saturday, April 18. Anna Cohen, West Franklin, Kendall Geller, Joshua Gitter, Emma Hales, Levi Koby, Ryan Marks and Blake Tasman participated.
Israel Gates, Elijah Harper, Nathan Kaplan and Ethan Schwartz received their prayer books at Temple Shalom during services on Friday night May 15.