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Celebrating Simchat Torah

September 29, 2021 | Rebekah Lowe

Second graders practiced all last week for Simchat Torah.  Simchat Torah means rejoicing in the Torah, which is God’s Word.  During this celebration, we sing the songs, Your Word and Torah Ora, which both celebrate and recognize the importance of God’s Word.  After singing songs, we read words from the Bible:

We start with words from the Psalms.

The Law of the Lord is perfect;

 it gives us new life.

His teachings last forever,

and they give wisdom

to ordinary people.

We read words from the end of the Bible, Revelation.

I pray that the Lord Jesus will be kind to all of you.

We then finish with words from the beginning of the Bible, Genesis, to show that God’s Word never ends.  It continues on.

 In the beginning God

created the heavens

    and the earth.

The Simchat Torah celebration closes with a blessing under a white prayer shawl.  The blessing reminds us that we are under God’s care and protection.

Each student did a great job memorizing their line and speaking loudly for the class and school to hear.  Great job second graders in leading at the start of the year!



Rebekah Lowe

Teacher, Grades 2&3

Rebekah Lowe knew that she wanted to be a teacher ever since middle school when she was inspired by an English teacher who developed interactive games and creative acronyms for many of the topics that were discussed. Because of her teachers, Ms. Lowe attended the education program at the College of New Jersey, where she experienced a variety of classroom environments, and earned a teaching degree. She was also a part of the Education Honor Society. After graduating, Ms. Lowe taught English in South Korea, and during this time, she was able to travel around Asia and experience new cuisines and cultures. Her love of travelling increased, and she hopes to travel more in the future! She began her teaching career in the United States at Mustard Seed School in 2018 as a second and third grade teacher in the Meadows class. She’s excited to be a part of the school community and share her many experiences with her students.

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