“Simon Says?”

As a Jewish educator, I have the obligation and privilege to teach the next generation of Jews. I am a firm believer that Jewish children are, not just Jewish on the holidays and Shabbat, but are Jewish every day. Yesterday the children reconfirmed my belief. I was asking them to put their hands on different parts of their bodies, much like “Simon Says”—-put your hands on your knees, on your tummy, on your chin, over your ears, etc. When I asked them to put their hands over their eyes, they joyfully began singing the “shema” in unison. I smiled and sang with them!