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Mitzvah Series

Mitzvah Series

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Mitzvah Series

Living Legacy - Judaica Series

Mezuzah

Aided by diagrams of home entrances and doorways, and with an assortment of Mezuzah scrolls and beautiful covers, students:

  • Learn the laws and customs pertaining to the Mezuzah scroll, its cover and placement.
  • Gain insight into the layout and design of the scroll.
  • Examine Mezuzot in varied styles, sizes and conditions.
  • Create a copper Mezuzah cover with their own original design, which they take home.  

Havdallah

The Havdallah ceremony comes to life as students explore its meaning and assemble their own Havdallah kits. They:

  • Touch and examine the ritual objects used in the Havdallah ceremony and discuss their significance.
  • Dip wicks into vats of hot beeswax and then weave the thin candles to create a beautiful Havdallah candle.
  • Make a fragrance holder using bits of cloves and foam balls.
  • Learn to recite and lead the Havdallah service.
    Receive a full-color, laminated Havdallah card to complete the kit.  

Tefillin

Participants learn about the art and skills of Tefillin fabrication, including some of its hidden meanings. They:

  • Touch and examine an assortment of parchment samples, scripts and Tefillin sets.
  • Follow the process of creating a Tefillin set, starting with a piece of raw hide.
  • Perform the task of a sofer (scribe) and proofread copies of a Tefillin scroll.
  • Try their hand at making a Tefillin knot.  

Tallit

A display of a variety of Tallit/Tzitzit styles and sizes captivates the attention of the students. They:

  • Explore the process of Tallit-Making and the orgins of the different styles and colors.
  • Discover the significance of Tallit lines, blue thread and Tzitzit (knotted strings).
  • Learn the formula to tie and knot Tzitzit, which they take home in an attractive holder.  

Mikvah

This workshop, catered to confirmation classes and the upper grades of elementary school, features:

  • A tour of the beautiful mikvah facilities. 
  • A ideo presentation explaining the significance of this mitzvah.
  • A visual displays and step-by-step construction of a mikvah, as well as mikvahs throughout history.
  • A question-and-answer session.  

Kosher

The Kosher Workshop will provide an engaging "crash course" regarding the laws of keeping Kosher, it will:

  • Introduce children and families to the fundamentals of kashrut.
  • Take participants behind the scene to see the intricacies of kosher certification.
  • Provide a hands-on experience of kosher shopping.
  • Demonstrate the practical practice of kashrut observance in our home.

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For more information or to schedule a program, please contact

Rabbi Mendy 
11000 Fondren Rd. Ste. B104
Houston, TX 77096
(713) 774-0300
Fax: (713) 774-2212
Email: LLHouston@ChabadOutreach.org

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