Hope this letter finds you well! So, Pesach is coming which heralds the arrival of Spring! With the moving of the clocks, we begin to enjoy longer days, milder weather and a time of year that appeals to many, particularly an Israeli like myself, because it is a reminiscent of the warmth and bounty of Israel.
It is ironic that the Hebrew word Seder means order, but the Pesach Seder looks anything but an methodical. The family meal always resembles a Shuk - a Middle Eastern outdoor market. The floor is sprinkled with Matzah bread crumbs and piles of dishes are left to be cleaned as family and friends relax with us after the Seder. Regardless of where we celebrate, everyone comes to the table starving for bread! Dip your fingers in the wine - totally unacceptable for a traditional wine lover.
But overall, Pesach is a great holiday that gets the people we love the most to rejoice with us and celebrate our wonderful shared story. It is a holiday that helps us refocus on who we are and what responsibilities or commitments we have as Jews to repair the world. As springs renews the earth, Pesach reminds us to make the world a better place.
We had wonderful events in March and are looking forward to the last part of our school year. The spirit of our school and its wonderful families are always appreciated.
Please reach out to your friends with young children, Kindergarten and up, and tell them about our magnificent community and school. Every veteran and new family make a big difference for our future generation.
Please mark your calendar for these upcoming events:
Friday, April 21: Family Service and Dinner. Sunday, April 30: Yom Ha'atzmaut and Mitzvah Day.
Thank you very much for your great support!
Enjoy the beautiful spring and Happy Pesach, Gonen Arad, Religious School Director, firstname.lastname@example.org