Office of the Chief Rabbi

South Hampstead: Sukkot Cheder

Event

Cheder students joined the synagogue’s rabbinical team for an upbeat dinner and diverse educational programme in the community Sukkah.

Objectives

To ensure students still receive enjoyable and spiritually-beneficial educational experiences during a period of disrupted classes over the Chagim; to get children excited about Jewish festivals.

Evaluation from Rabbi Eli Levin:

“This festival-focussed event ensured that children had a totally engaging Sukkot educational experience via a hands-on event in the Sukkah. This was especially important considering that the majority of students do not have Sukkot at home. By the evening’s end parents were requesting a Cheder Pesach Seder for all the family!”

Participant Feedback:

  • A fun and joyful evening that gave our children a stronger sense of identity and belonging.
  • As our child’s first experience of a Sukkah, it was a lovely way to learn about Sukkot.
  • What a well-organised event. It offered the perfect combination of spirituality, storytelling and fun activities, while allowing children the opportunity to spend an evening with the wonderful rabbinic team and Cheder staff.

 

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