The parsha for the week of March 17th was Shemini. Ã‚Â It provided a great opportunity to talk about keeping Kosher. Ã‚Â We looked at packaging of snacks that were brought in and found a variety of symbols that can be used to determine if something is Kosher, Kosher Dairy, and Kosher Parve. Ã‚Â We leave Purim and the Megillah behind us as we begin our study of Pesach (Passover). Ã‚Â There are new prayers to be added to our repertoire as we learn and relearn the four questions. Ã‚Â The story of Passover lends itself to an in depth study of freedom and how lucky we are here in the United States. Ã‚Â Songs abound as will craft activities. Ã‚Â Many different Haggadahs will be passed around as we see the story told in a variety of ways. Ã‚Â The Afikomen Mambo is always a favorite activitiy and can be used at home to work off some of the Seder meal. Ã‚Â We will take a “trip” to the Agudas Achim gift shop to see their display of seder plates and perhaps design one of our own.