Simultaneous story of Ruth

June 3, 2014 by Jan Lurie
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Jewish children and their parents around the world have simultaneously reader The Story of Ruth as the Festival of Shavuos approaches.


Levi Sacks (Year 3) and Trevor Sacks

Levi Sacks (Year 3) and Trevor Sacks

In a move expressing unity and continuity,  Sydney’s Kesser Torah College  families participated in Generation Sinai, where tens of thousands of students and their parents worldwide gather at their individual schools to learn the same portion of Torah simultaneously joining families from Moscow to Montevideo, from Sydney to South Africa,

“The initiative started in South Africa and has gown into a global initiative of Jewish unity, encompassing schools all over the world,” said BINA Director Rabbi Michoel Gourarie, coordinator of the project that KTC conducted in partnership with BINA.

Gil and Sophie Kleiner

Gil and Sophie Kleiner

“The Jews camped in complete unity at Mount Sinai before receiving the Torah, like one person with one heart,said Rabbi Gourarie. “This initiative is about the energy of unity, and about the connection between the generations within the context of Torah.”

As parents pass the torch of Jewish continuity onto their children in Jewish schools all over the world, they will study a portion of Megillas Rus, the Book of Ruth.  These parents have made the commitment to perpetuating the legacy received at Mount Sinai, taking responsibility for their children’s’ Jewish education and immersion in Torah values.

Generation Sinai is about Jewish continuity and about expressing Torah values. “It is about the value of family bonds, and about ensuring our survival for future generations. KTC demonstrated this eternal link today. The perpetual chain of Jewish continuity is alive at KTC”, said Principal Rabbi Dr Noteh Glogauer. “It was truly special to see so many grandparents involved in the event, with generations studying together.”

In keeping with the theme of unity, Generation Sinai at KTC was an event for the entire school, from the 2 year olds in the Carl Rose Early Learning School to the Year 12 students who will graduate later this year. “The feedback was tremendous and the atmosphere and vibrancy in the different learning locations was tremendous,” said Rabbi Gourarie.


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