In October, Louisville Beit Sefer Yachad students presented their unique interpretations of our fall holidays though a variety of different media. They learned something about the different food traditions for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot, heard original lyrics about the holidays, examined artistic creations, saw video and animation presentations, marveled at the creative use of Legos and even witnessed a classroom transformed into a sukkah.
In November, LBSY will celebrate our links to the past and our vision of the future with a special fundraiser featuring Jonathan Wolff on November 8. Students will observe the Ethiopian Jewish festival of Sigd, now a nationally recognized holiday in Israel, on November 11 and the school will celebrate the Global Day of Jewish Learning on November 15.
The Global Day was established by the Aleph Society in 2010 and has grown to include more than 500 communities in 40 countries, all united by the sharing of our sacred texts in communal based learning. This year’s theme is “Love: Devotion, Desire and Deception” and will be explored in separate parent and student tracks. Everyone will come together for a family learning experience on the intersection of food and family love and the role played by food in family observances.