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Consecration is one of the most delightful ceremonies on The Temple calendar. Imagine watching your kindergarten-aged child standing with the rabbis, singing the Shema, receiving a blessing and their own miniature Torah scroll. Beyond the joy of the occasion, of course, is its significance: Consecration marks a child’s entrance into his or her formal Jewish education.

Consecration Ceremony

There ceremony is held in conjunction with Simchat Torah, making it a festive and meaningful experience for parents and students. Students will recite the Shema prayer and a special Torah song. In both cases, parents are encouraged to practice these songs with their children in advance.

The service begins at 5:45 PM and is followed by a congregational dinner at 6:30 PM. If you have a kindergarten-aged child and would like to participate in Consecration, please contact Elizabeth Foster. She will be able to answer any questions you may have.

Tue, August 11 2020 21 Av 5780