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Celebrating Traditions Together: Rosh Hashanah


Happy New Year! This week marked 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! This week, I visited our Lower School, asking the kids: “What do you think it means to wake up the soul?” The replies were meaningful and inspiring from our youngest students:

“Waking up the soul is deciding to have a good day or a bad day. You decide with your attitude!”

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

“Waking up the soul is like a butterfly coming out of a cocoon.”

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!

— Mirza Khan, Director of Philosophy, Ethics, and World Religions