Whether you look forward to the Passover Seder all year or avoid it like the plague, add “It’s a Date” to your calendars. Gain new insight into days that mark profound moments in history, and others that mark when to harvest the grain — and pop open the wine. In this unit, we will explore how the Jewish calendar works. We will explain and discuss our holidays — and holiday rituals. We’ll share personal and collective memories.
Lesson 1 – Marking the Moons: The Jewish Calendar
Lesson 2 – Awe-some Holy Days: New Year, New Beginning
Lesson 3 – Mistakes and Mindfulness: A Day of Forgiveness
Lesson 4 – Uniting in Joy: Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah
Lesson 5 – Retelling and Reconnecting: The Pesach Seder Up-Close
Lesson 6 – Harvesting the Field and Soul: Shavuot through the Ages