Sunday, March 30, 2014

Fancy Cakes for Siddur Party

Mothers (or am I being sexist for taking for granted that the mothers and not the fathers?) of the First Grade boys of Ofra got very creative baking specially decorated cakes for last week's big מסיבת סידור Missibat Siddur, Siddur (Prayerbook) Party.











Yes, some of them looked too good to eat, but by the end of the party, most cakes were pretty much finished. There was lots of other nosherei, too.



Of course, we weren't there for the food.  We were there to see our grandson get his first official siddur. The students are given siddurim after basic reading skills are taught to the class.

The timetable has changed in recent years. It used to be that the children received their siddurim around Chanukah time, early winter. And then around Shavuot, late spring, before the school year ends, they would receive their first Chumash, בראשית Bereishit Genesis Book of the Bible. Now the siddurim are given late winter and the Chumash is given at the beginning of the Second Grade when they begin to study בראשית Bereishit Genesis. So, G-d willing and bli neder, I'll post about it next year.

2 comments:

Esser Agaroth said...

What are the [edible?] letters made out of on the cake, 7th photo?

Batya Medad said...

Don't know. Sorry.