Parents often hear their child's preschool or kindergarten teacher talk about multicultural activities that they provide in the classroom to introduce young children to other cultures and symbolic items that each culture claims as their own. Young children enjoy these multicultural activities and learn at an early age that our world has many different kinds of people who each contribute something to our society.
Your community also offers multicultural activities throughout the year that contribute to young children's education and life experiences. Sarasota has a large Jewish community that offers a variety of activities throughout the year for families who wish to learn about other holidays. Temple Emanu-El is currently celebrating a holiday with its celebration of Simchat Torah, and will celebrate the ending of the reading of the Torah on September 27 at 7:00 p.m. This celebration ends the completion of the cycle in the reading of the Torah, and the beginning of a new year for the Jewish community. Singing, praying, and dancing are all a part of this celebration. The Torah scrolls will be presented throughout the Temple. A Torah Scroll will be unrolled around the sanctuary and new students of the Torah will be consecrated.
The Temple Emanu-El encourages all who are interested in the Sarasota community participate. You do not have to be Jewish to enjoy this celebration. Interested parents who would like to bring your children to enjoy a holiday celebration that is different from a holiday celebration in your home may log onto www.Sarasotatemple.org for information. This promises to be a fun family celebration and young children will add a life experience about a different culture to their educational experience.
You are invited to check out the included slideshow to view with your children.