Being Kodesh When Chol
Since the first institution of Shabbat in the Bible, Judaism has been filled with ceremonies marking sacred moments. We sound the shofar for the New Year. We welcome a new baby into the covenant. We marvel at the new moon. Yet our lives are also filled with countless mundane moments that feel utterly meaningless.
One of our responsibilities as educators is connecting our students and their families to as many sacred moments as possible, even when those moments are hard to find. Sometimes we are even required to turn something mundane (chol) into something holy (kodesh).
This edition of the newsletter is dedicated to taking regular moments in our lives and connecting them to Judaism, making them holy. From taking the SAT to starting something new, there are sacred moments just waiting to be explored! We hope you gain new insight
into a way in which your community can engage with the divine in every moment we’re awake.
Director of Education
The ISJL Education Team
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