Geniza

2018-10-11T13:03:45+00:00 September 18th, 2018|Educational, Geniza, Grade 6, Hebrew, Hebrew Department, Jewish, Judaism, Shaare Zion, Tradition|

This week, our Grade 6 students participated in a special outing to experience Geniza. A Geniza, Hebrew for “hiding place,” is a depository for sacred Hebrew books and religious objects that are no longer usable. Since they cannot be thrown out because they contain G-d’s name, these documents, often called shemot or “names”, are put in a Geniza.

Thank you to Solomon Schechter Academy’s Director of Judaic Studies, Chani Cohen, Shaare Zion’s Ritual Director, Asher Tannenbaum, and Cantor Adam Stotland for leading our students in this very special tradition.

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