A Blessing for the First Day of School by Rabbi Michael Latz
Source of Wonder in the Universe~As our children begin school open their minds and their hearts
to learning and books and the exhilaration of discovering something ancient or something new, something ridiculous and something utterly sublime. Give them verses of poetry to stir their curiosity and teachers intoxicated with creativity and wonder. Make their fingers sticky with the glue of integrity and their toes limber to climb their way through complicated theories and artistic endeavors and mountainous reams of wisdom.
Let them fail regularly and learn the power of compassion and struggling to pick themselves and one another up again.May they eat fresh vegetables and drink a feast of books and color the color of their souls. Please: Help them be safe enough to take enough risk to learn and stretch their minds and grow their hearts–and wise enough not to harm themselves or their classmates or teachers.
Most of all, Source of Discovery, endow these children with the deepest love for each others beauty- and their own remarkable creation.
Looking forward to starting another wonderful year at the Rabbi Leslie Yale Gutterman Religious School!
-Joie & Rachel