Sukkot is a time to remember that we should be outdoors, no matter the weather, and connect with the rhythms of the earth. Spending time immersed in nature inspires us, slows us down and helps us recall some important truths:
•We are part of something bigger than ourselves.
•We have been gifted a beautiful planet.
•It is our sacred obligation to make this earth a better place.
I’m always reminded about how important it is to grow a generation of children who feel compelled by their Jewish heritage to build a better world. At Mirowitz, our community is intentionally designed to provide a model of what is possible. We want our students to leave us one day understanding:
•that their every word and action has power — and that they can use that power to improve their community.
•that kindness leads to more kindness.
•that learning is naturally satisfying and leads us to higher understanding.
This Sukkot, I hope your children will inspire others with their goodness, and that you carve out some time to be outdoors whatever the weather. Snuggle up outside with your children and ask them how they can use their power to better the world.
Chag Sukkot Sameach,