I’ve mentioned before that M attends a Jewish-based preschool/daycare although we are not Jewish. We made this choice for several reasons and she has flourished since she started there almost 2 years ago.
One of the fantasic side-effects of this choice is that Mark and I are learning a lot about the Jewish faith and culture. This year we studied up on Hanukkah and lit the candles on the Menorah M made at school. Last year was my first experince of Purim and we also helped her class decorate their Sukkot. M has taught us parts of their weekly classroom Shabbat ritual.
More recently we’ve noticed that M checks out food lables to see if the product is Kosher. Her school is not fully Kosher but many of the children who attend are, and any class snacks must be marked as such. Apparently she has picked up on what to look for!
This week her class has been cleaning their room in preperation of Passover. They have been talking about the story and rituals of the holiday and having practice Seders before the school-wide Seder which was held yesterday.
A couple of days ago I got an email from daycare while I was at work. They wanted to share a photo of M and a classmate as they practiced for Passover:
My first thought, after a loud “awww!” escaped from my lips was of Tzeitel and Motel in Fiddler on the Roof…
I’m pretty sure there is a Yenta nearby!