I was never a fan of Halloween. I did allow costumes on Halloween with the caveat whatever costume you bought for Halloween you wore at Purim and you better make sure this costume would still fit in 6 months.
I never decorated our house for Halloween, we of course will hand out candy tomorrow night and stay home and enjoy the children visiting our house. Take a look at what Rabbi Phyllis Sommer has to say in the latest Reform Judaism email. She talks about not decorating for Halloween and other hints for the holiday season. It does seem that Halloween gets bigger and bigger every year. When it is closer to to Sukkot you can link some of the activities.
After Halloween is a great time to pick up costumes that you can use for super Hero capes which I have used on retreats or up at camp. Using the area of costumes is a great start to use in schools, camps or at home. What super hero power would you have? One super power for tikkun olam and one just for fun.
Enjoy the weekend and start planning your Purim costumes now.
Friday, October 30, 2015
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
|At the food bank last year.|
I have tried explaining to our students what it means to be really be hungry. I know they feel hungry on Sunday morning when they skip breakfast or Tuesday afternoon as Hebrew school comes to an end at 5:45pm but they have not had to skip meals because there is no food at home. We are fortunate to live in an affluent community and I hope by packing back packs every week on Sunday morning in the lobby our students will see that other students in our community are counting on us so they will not be hungry.
|From Mitzvah Day 2015|