Help us Celebrate Philadelphia’s 23rd Annual Children’s Sabbath on Sunday, October 16 @ 3pm at Rodeph Shalom
In Rab’s day, there was a teacher whose prayer for the rain was answered promptly. When asked to tell of his special merit, he said, I teach children of the poor as well as of the rich, I accept no fee from any who cannot afford it, and I have a fishpond to delight the children and to encourage them to do their lessons. (Ta’anit 24a)
This text from the Talmud reminds us how important education is in the Jewish tradition. It emphasizes that all children, regardless of socioeconomic status, deserve a quality education. On Sunday, October 16th at 3pm, our congregation will join with other congregations across the city to celebrate Philadelphia’s 23rd annual Children’s Sabbath. Sponsored by the Children’s Defense Fund, the National Observance is a way for faith communities to celebrate children as sacred gifts of the Divine, and provides the opportunity for houses of worship to renew and live out their moral responsibility to care, protect, and advocate for all children. Rodeph Shalom is proud to be hosting the Children’s Sabbath again this year after a 10 year hiatus.
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