At Hillel, Jewish holidays come alive with joy and meaning! In the weeks leading up to a holiday, our classrooms and hallways blossom with art and decorations, and resound with holiday music. Our younger students learn holiday mitzvot and traditions, and our older students study sources from the Torah, Mishnah and Talmud to add depth and sophistication to their understanding.
The best holiday learning is experiential. Our students visit our school’s sukkah, and learn to wave the lulav and etrog; they dress up for Purim, learn to read megillah, and enjoy a Purim carnival (planned by older students, enjoyed by younger students); they study the haggadah, present an amazing Pesach program, and go home to help lead the seder; they observe Yom Hazikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day) with solemnity and gratitude, and Yom Ha-atzma’ut (Israel Independence Day) with celebration and joy.
At Hillel, hands-on Jewish holiday learning creates lifelong Jewish memories.