As the school year begins, we sometimes forget that school isn’t only a place to learn, but also a place where we can experience Judaism in a fun way. Ending one of the first Shabbatot of the year together as a school community reminded me of why I love this school and Shabbat. As we stood in a circle listening to Havdalah, I looked around the room and noticed the smiles on everyone’s faces and I could feel the sense of community in the room.
Once the band, The Groggers, began to play, the dancing started immediately. There were many laughs and lots of dancing with teachers and friends. The amazing desserts were brought out and everyone started running over to taste the plethora of choices, including s’mores, ice cream, and hot pretzels, while chatting the night away!
I’m so lucky to be a part of this school community, where I’m proud to be spending a Saturday night with my teachers at school.
By Talia Z.
Talia Z. is a senior at Beth Tfiloh High School in Baltimore, where she serves as chair of the the student government’s Holiday Action Committee.