Adar is Here: The Joy of Preparing for Purim
"When Adar arrives, we increase our joy." MJDS children have been preparing for Purim in multiple and creative ways. Rimon, Shalhevet and Magen David students are using the new Montessori classified cards in Hebrew to learn more about Purim and the Megillah. They know the origin of the name... Did
you know that the word Purim literally means "lots" in reference to the story? And they made gorgeous and unique masks in Art class with Dorona. Casa children have also made masks and are enriching their knowledge of the symbols of the holiday. For the past week the school has been enlivened by Purim music and song.
As a Jewish Montessori school it is important to highlight the Jewish values and the Mitzvot that connect to each holiday. Purim is about dressing up and being merry - and so much more! There are other meaningful ways to celebrate and convey the deeper message of Purim. Throughout Thursday MJDS children will experience and fulfill the four Mitzvot of Purim:
- Mikra Megillah - Reading of the Megillah by the older children
- Seudat Purim - Enjoying a festive meal
- Mishloach Manot - Preparing and giving each other gifts
- Matanot l'Eevyonim - please send tzedaka money with your children
Kita Magen David will go to the Bernard Betel Centre to "gladden the heart" of visiting seniors- according to the Shulchan Aruch, this is the most important mitzvah of Purim.