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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.

Sat, May 30 2020 7 Sivan 5780