This past Friday night during our Family Service, students from Morah Cheryl Cohen’s class shared with the congregation a blessing they wrote. Under her guidance, they composed a beautiful expression of hope:
“May you have peace.
May you be in good health.
May you have a great life.
May you be one with God’s name.
May you have happiness.
May you be deeply appreciated for all your days on this planet.
May you always have food and a place to go home to,
May you be loved by all those around you.
May you always be kind.
May you always remain calm.
May your family live happily.
May your family love you as much as you love them.
May you be the one who helps.
May you always have someone to love.”
A verse in Talmud states: “The world exists only because of the innocent breath of schoolchildren.” The students in Morah Cheryl’s class remind us of what is the essence of life: food, shelter, and health, as well as kindness, gratitude, faith, love, and peace.