Family School at Congregation Har HaShem is an innovative curriculum and joint learning experience led by Rabbi Ruth Gelfarb. Meeting one Saturday afternoon a month and attending Shabbat services monthly, families study and experience Judaism together.
During our time together, we will sing, study, hike, paint, cook, enjoy potlucks, make havdallah, and pray together as families. As part of the Saturday gathering, everyone shares the se’udah sh’lishit, the last Shabbat meal in the form of a group potluck dinner and havdalah, a short ritual that concludes Shabbat.
This year, our Family School theme is “From Canaan to Boulder: Talking to God.”
Over the year, we will explore our theme, "From Canaan to Boulder: Talking to God,” through arts and crafts, singing, chanting, family conversations, dance, storytelling, services, hiking, creative writing and interviewing visitors.
We will explore and discuss: What is Prayer? Why Pray? How do I pray? What are different types of prayer? What are the top 10 Jewish prayers everyone Jew ought to know? Is meditation prayer? What is purpose of communal and private prayer? Can I write my own prayers?