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Toward Shabbat: Lekh Lekha

As the children pray, they look intently at us as they try to follow the motions while they sing. “Shema”—we place our hands next to our ears, “Yisrael”—we create a book with our two hands, “Adonai”—we wave our hands gently in front and above us, “Eloheinu”—we bring our hands to our hearts, “Adonai”—we wave our hands again and then, at the very end, as we say the word “Ehad” we each hold our pointer finger out.

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