Last night was Gabbie’s Chag Chumash. This means she received her first Chumash – which is the printed Torah in a book form. (Hilariously enough, if you search Google for “Chumash,” most of the results are about the Native American Chumash people. Not related.) Chag actually means holiday, so for the 2nd grade class, this was their Chumash holiday! They did a presentation which was almost entirely in Hebrew and then the families came up and presented their son or daughter with their Chumash.
The inside. The note on the right was written by me. “Dear Gabriella, We are so proud of you that you learned to read and learn Chumash. It is amazing that you can understand the words of the Torah. You have learned so much this year and now that you have your own Chumash we are sure you will learn even more. Thank you for being a sweet and caring daughter and big sister. We love you! Mommy, Daddy, Zachary, and Simon.”
Congrats to all the 2nd graders and their families!