Shabbat and Holidays

The celebration of the Jewish holidays and the observance of Shabbat set us apart as a people. They also unite Krieger Schechter Day School as a community. Every Friday in every Lower School classroom there’s a Kabbalat Shabbat service, with grape juice and challah. We gather as a school to celebrate Purim. Individual classes and grade-levels have activities to enjoy and explore all of the holidays throughout the year. These experiences connect us to one another and to the broadest Jewish community. What our students learn in their Judaic studies classes and in prayer enriches family life, as students bring their knowledge of history, tradition and Torah home every day—and on holidays. These experiences create an emotional tie to Judaism that stays with our students through young adulthood and throughout their lives.