Torah Tots celebrate Shavuot at Chabad Jewish Center of Rancho Santa Fe


The Chabad Jewish Center of RSF held a Build-a-Torah workshop at its recent Mommy and Me session. The children transformed into miniature scribes as they wrote their Hebrew name with their own quill and “ink.” A tour of the Ark housing the beautiful RSF Torahs was given as the children’s wide-eyed faces listened to the story of Shavuot — the holiday commemorating the receiving of the Torah and Ten Commandments. Each child received their very own Build-a-Torah kit where they inserted notes of their good deeds along with a heart and lots of stuffing. After making Edible Torah snacks the children were treated to an Israeli music class with the talented Morah Ronit. Instruments were played, guitars strung, and much singing and dancing was seen — another enjoyable fun-filled morning at Mommy and Me.

The RSF Mommy and Me meets seasonally at the Chabad Jewish Center of RSF and has lots more fun in store for summer and fall sessions.

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Photos by Karen Billing.