A new year and a new group in Junior Congregation

Every year, our group in junior congregation says goodbye to the seventh graders, as the newly established B'nei Mitzvah class moves upstairs.  For the first time in two years, we welcome new students into our youth service as well.  Six second and third graders joined our ranks, donning tallit and holding tabbed siddurs, beginning their journey towards their own b'nei mitzvah.  

To support this new group, my focus in these first few months is two-fold.