On Thursday, April 7, the Dalet students led the weekday evening (Arvit) service for their parents and the community at Congregation Sinai. To prepare for the service, they learned the structure and the content of the prayers as well as the traditional nusach, or melody, that distinguishes one prayer service from another. In addition to studying those formal elements, they also delved into the ideas of each prayer and developed their own personal connections to them. They sang, read their own poetry, and created artwork for the Siddurs for the ceremony. They ended the night dancing and singing outside for the Kiddush Levana (קִדּוּשׁ לְבָנָה), the Sanctification of the Moon ceremony. On display were the phases of the moon projects they created in STEAM.
Thank you to Rabbi Berkewald for helping the children prepare for this milestone.