Congregation Emanuel Hebrew School has our biggest-ever contingent going to the National Bible Contest! Fifteen grade 5 & 6 students will be competing on May 14 and 15 in the English Division.
They have studied 23 chapters of Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy and they are ready for questions about many topics—e.g., life for the Israelites in the wilderness; laws about how to treat the stranger, the blind, the deaf and the poor; laws about war; the Ve’ahavta; and where the prayer Ma Tovu comes from.
Through modern technology, the students will write the exams in Vancouver, although the contest will take place in Toronto. In between the exams on Sunday we look forward to participating in Festival Harikud and the Israel Fair at the Vancouver JCC.
This trip is a wonderful opportunity for the students to spend time together outside of Hebrew School. It also gives them a chance to be part of a larger Jewish community for a couple of days and, of course, learn a little Torah.
The cost of the trip is being borne by the parents, so any contribution you wish to make will help those parents who find the cost beyond their budget. Please mark Bible Contest in the Memo on your cheque and submit it to the synagogue office.
Thank you to the Synagogue Board and to Victoria Jewish Federation for supporting the students in their Torah learning.
– Leah Levi