Sephardic Culture Month:
We want all of the children to experience Sephardic culture so they can cherish and respect the rich differences in every family's customs and history.
Here are some of the things to anticipate throughout the month:
- All month long, a large map, depicting Sephardic lands and journeys will be displayed in the lobby for Early Childhood and Lower School students, and also in the Middle School hallway for Middle School students. The students, Ashkenazi and Sephardi alike, will input and present family history/interesting facts about Sephardic culture on the map. The students will collaborate to create a visual guide to Sephardic heritage that feels personal, relevant, and engaging.
- The Lower School students have begun their bi-weekly Sephardic tefilla with Rabbi Kuessous and starting after winter break, the Middle School students will begin Sephardic tefila every Tuesday and Wednesday in the Sephardic Beth Midrash.
- School lunch will be adjusted to include one Sephardic lunch per week for the month of Adar Aleph so the students can be exposed to popular flavors and dishes in Sephardic homes.
- In both the Early Childhood and the Lower School, Morah Gila will be focusing on Sephardic artists and art projects which will be displayed in the lobby for all visitors and students to see.
- Reb Michael will also be focusing on Sephardic musicians, instruments, and songs throughout the month in his classes.
- Early Childhood will be making different Sephardic dishes every week with parent volunteers including sambousak, malebi and more!
- On Friday, February 15, there will be an Oneg for Lower School students where the kids will sing Sephardic tunes and enjoy potato cigars and limonana.
- The entire school will share a visit from Marc Setton, Moriah grandparent, who will speak to the students about his life growing up in Egypt and his family's departure.