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Second Grade Reflections on Rosh Hashanah

Friday, September 18, marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. This holy day is celebrated by blowing a Shofar, a trumpet made from a ram’s horn. The sound of the Shofar is said to wake up the soul!

Last year, I visited our Second grade class to talk about Rosh Hashanah. The teachers - Ms. Gelber and Mr. Bean - asked the kids: What do you think it means to wake up the soul?

“Waking up the soul is like waking up your whole self, inside and out.” - Conner

“Waking up the soul is like letting the real you come out.” - Arlo

"Waking up the soul is like a butterfly coming out of a cocoon.” - Nora

We all need reminders to stay awake, to stay aware, to stay present. How do you wake up your soul?

Shanah tovah!
May you have a good year,