Boker Tov (Good morning)!
This week in t’filah, we explored the brit, the agreement God made with the people of Israel. We learned that the agreement God made–for the people to follow the commandments of the Torah, in exchange for which the Israelites would be God’s people–extended beyond just the people who were assembled there, but that it also included all of us today.
As we enter into the High Holy Days, talk to your kids about what we can do for God.
  • How can we uphold our end of the agreement?
  • What are some commandments we can try extra hard to follow this year?
  • How can we be sure to treat all of God’s creations with care and respect?
Then, think together about what we hope God will do for us.
  • What do we want to pray for this High Holy Day season, and the year beyond?
  • What are some things in the world we want to ask God to change?
  • What do we hope for? For ourselves, our friends, our families, and even those we don’t know?
Shabbat Shalom, and Shana Tova u’Metukah.  A happy and sweet new year to you and your families.