Though it's just getting colder out, summer will be here again before we know it! At the family Shabbat service on November 18, we will welcome guests from our Reform Judaism camp in Wisconsin, OSRUI (Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute). Susan Alexander and Denisre Heimlich will celebrate Shabbat with us and answer questionsfrom prospective parents and campers after services. They'll tell us about camp, answer questions, and get to know Shoresh!
Parents' back-to-school rite of passage is our sigh when we we ask "What did you do at school today, honey?" and hear crickets in response or, if we're lucky, "Nothing." Fred and I started asking "What did you learn today?" at the dinner table a couple years ago, and we, too, participate, to show our children that even adults learn something each day. When even that question doesn't elicit a response, I'll sometimes ask "What did your teacher try to teach you?" which sometimes prompts conversation.