We concluded the Pesach (Passover) season by hosting a Dinner Theater with friends, fellowship and feasting.
Perhaps next year, I can provide a story template and send out for those wanting to Retell the Story of Exodus through an interactive dramatization.
This year, I adapted the play found in:
Why on This Night? A Passover Haggadah for Family Celebration by Rahel Musleah and we had 8 characters that shared the history of the Hebrews through acting, songs and a game.
GREAT MEMORIES AND GOOD TIMES!
It's Pesach Time- Here's a little game to help tell the story of Passover:
Here's a peak from the past few month:
A few weeks ago during service, I noticed several engravings throughout the synagogue. I carefully observed the Star of David, then recalled a picture of my family from the early 70's that I carry around in my wallet:
(Photo was before I was born & my older sister is shown):
Did you notice my father's earring? At the time of discovery, I studied it carefully, then showed Marlon (aka "Nezakh" - his Hebrew name) and he was intrigued. Shortly after service while in the Fellowship Hall, Nezakh suggested I show the Rabbi. That's when I got an official confirmation from Rabbi Dan.... Yes, it was indeed a Star of David which I found very interesting as well as special. Even though my father wasn't a religious or observant Jew, I know that Ashkenazic ancestry is part of my heritage. I also found it interesting that according to Reformed or Progressive Judaism, paternal Jewish ancestry is recognized as valid.
This experience is very dear to me since my father passed away over a decade ago and I'm becoming more connected to my Hebrew roots.
Ultimately, I'm grateful for this memory that was captured almost 40 years ago as I seek:
(Foundational Teachings at Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel, Boise, ID)
- Torah (lifelong learning)
- Avodah(spiritual growth)
- G’milut Chasadim(acts of loving kindness)
- Kehilah (community-building). "
Challah made by our 12 year old daughter.
Good job, Mariah!
A few pictures from our Pesach Feasting & Study
It's almost as if you can hear MaYah praising the Most High with her Papa:
It took awhile to upload, but here it goes:
This is an example of some family fun that includes Bible Stories