9.26.14 Issue

by Carole Greenberg, Assistant Director, Pennie Z. David CDC

The Pennie Z. Davis Child Development Center held a Mezuzah ceremony on Friday Sept. 12, 2014. It was the culmination of a project started by Cynthia Follick. Her generosity provided 24 Mezuzahs and scrolls.

The rest of the Mezuzahs were donated by parents and staff and appreciated greatly. Director Jeanine Huntoon learned all about  Mezuzahs with the guidance of  Rabbi Weiss,  who spearheaded the proper placement of the Mezuzahs. Jeanine felt that as a Jewish center it was important to continue traditions.

Rabbi Steven Abraham hanging a mezuzah while his daughter, Naama watches.

The Pre-K children creatively painted bisque Mezuzahs under the direction of Carole Greenberg. Personal taste and color selections were picked by each child. The painted ceramic Mezuzahs were then fired and returned to us shiny and gorgeous.

The classrooms learned about what a Mezuzah is and what we do with the participation of Rabbi Weiss, Rabbi Abraham, Rabbi Brown and Rabbi Katzman at our ceremony. Assisting the Rabbis were children from the Pennie Z. Davis CDC to symbolize our focus on children.

Our commons area was filled with children, parents, and guests. We enjoyed the ceremony, songs and Shabbat led by Carrie Fingold. It was indeed a warm and endearing event.

Come visit the newly painted and spruced up Pennie Z. Davis Child Development Center and see for yourself our beautiful traditions hanging on every doorpost.