Explore Judaism through taste, touch, smell, sight, and sound. Delight in the Jewish holidays and Shabbat through experiential activities that awaken the senses. Engage with Jewish customs and traditions, and connect with your children through meaning making.
5 Senses of Judaism programs take place at Congregation Beth Hatikvah, 36 Chatham Road, Summit, NJ, 9:45 am – 11:00 am. These programs are open to the community and free of charge. Join us for one or all.
Nov 5 - Five Senses of Shabbat
Dec 17 - Five Senses of Hanukkah
Feb 4 - Five Senses of Tu B’Shevat
March 4 - Five Senses of Purim
March 25 - Five Senses of Passover
Interested in joining us? Please register here!
1. Everyone at the service will be vaccinated and masked and socially distanced.2. Service leaders will be unmasked when speaking or chanting prayers and songs.A. If CBH singers are present they will sing unmasked and be very distant (more than 12 feet) from congregants.3. Service leaders will maintain a social distance of at least 12 feet from the congregation.4. When called to the Bimah to read Torah or to speak, the member will unmask for that reading and then re-mask.5. Everyone will be masked at all times when not speaking/singing on the Bimah.6. The Oneg will be individually packaged treats and separate drinks taken by individual congregants after the service to be taken home or eaten at a distance from others.
Peggy Dugan – 1st Vice President
Peggy joined CBH in early 2004 just after relocating to Summit from London. Peggy has been involved in many areas of CBH, including teaching kindergarten/1st grade in the religious school, cooking with the teens, running the Shabbat morning breakfasts, and helping Michael Hyman organize the High Holidays. Her eldest child studied for her bat mitzvah at CBH (but had the service in Florida), and her twin boys became bnai mitzvah at CBH. Peggy is very excited to be joining the board as 1st Vice President. Peggy and her husband, Terry, live in Summit and are empty nesters. She looks forward to when her kids and grand dogs come to visit!
Daniel Pearlman – Communications Chair
My wife, three children, and I joined CBH in 2019, shortly after my father passed away and we moved to Summit. CBH has helped our family remember my father and preserve our Jewish heritage. I hope my own involvement with CBH will help my children appreciate the importance...
We are excited to have three events for children and families this High Holiday season. If you are planning on coming to any of them, please fill out the survey below.
The Bible Players in Apples & Funny! - A Rosh Hashanah Family Comedy Show: Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1:30 PM (In-person, outdoors, rain date is Wed, Sept. 8th at 1:30)
You won’t want to miss this very special High Holiday family event in the park! The Bible Players infuse comedy and laughs into tales from the Torah and beyond. In Apples & Funny! - A Rosh Hashanah Comedy Show, the Players will help us connect to the simcha/joy in our lives through gratitude and prayer. Kids will love the interactive improv, and we’ll all be reminded of the joy of gathering together. Open to all and best for kids ages 5 – 12. Bring a picnic blanket or low chairs to sit on. Stay afterwards to hang out!
Location: Loantaka Brook Reservation at Kitchell Road, Morristown (use 115...
Shabbat Young Family Park Program
Sat, July 10th 10 – 11:30am at Mabie Memorial Playground in Summit
**find us on a grassy area right near the playground**
Bring a blanket to sit on and join us for casual and uplifting Shabbat songs with guitar playing, prayers, and a special treasure hunt. We’ll have plenty of time for playground playing. Leave with a challah and grape juice!
Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated.
Best for 8 year olds and under, however older children are absolutely welcome!
FREE and open to the community – Bring your friends!
Please email Leemor Ellman, Education Director at Congregation Beth Hatikvah to let us know you will be joining us at [email protected] Or feel free to reach out to Leemor at 917-674-2845 if you have any questions!
Songs | Prayer | Shabbat Meaning | Friends
Congregation Beth Hatikvah
36 Chatham Road
Summit, NJ 07901...
This week’s lesson was all about mitzvot, or commandments, found out in the Torah. If you were to count them all, there would be 613 in total. In our two groups,
--==Dungeons and Dreidels==--
Dear heroes and heroic 4th grade parents,
Today we explored the next chapter of the Purim story, with our own creative and theatrical twist. Mordecai discovered the plot of two rotten guards to overthrow the king – but the corrupt cronies caught Mordecai listening in, and he ended up in some hot water! After some madcap antics and a poolside chase, our newly appointed royal heroes got Mordecai out of his jam and brought the news to the...
Our Religious School program in the CBH Parking Lot this week was an absolute blast! The students continued working on their Mt. Sinai re-enactment, to take place on May 15th. Within the two groups,
Our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders:
Discussed the meaning of Shehecheyanu and how it relates to our own experiences and firsts
Reviewed the Israelite perspective as Moses climbed Mt. Sinai
Sanctified Shabbat with wild movement and songs (as shown in below image)
Climbed our own Mt. Sinai (aka the playground) to retrieve mitzvot and discuss them
Our 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders:
Wrote the words “DO FIRST, UNDERSTAND LATER” and discussed when studying or action should come first
Ranked a list of mitzvot important to Judaism (as shown in below image)
Finished with meditation, much to the students’ enjoyment
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As our trusty Game Master Aaron Cooper has summarized
“Dear rockstars and rockin’ 4th grade parents,