This dispatch just in from our friends at Kiddie Korner and Congregation B’nai Avraham:
Kiddie Korner Preschool took to the streets on Monday May 19th, in a special ‘Friendship Walk’ celebrating the Jewish holiday of Lag B’Omer, Worldwide Friendship Day.
Lag B’Omer is a day that was dedicated in memory of a great sage, Rabbi Akiva. He devoted his life to promoting friendship and unity among all people; spreading the message that the basis for everything in life is to love and respect ones fellow man as themselves. Lag B’Omer is also the commemoration of another great sage, Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, who passed away on this day. He is the father of ‘Kaballah’ and the author of the Kabbalistic book, the Zohar.
Thus, in organizing this walk Kiddie Korner Preschool provided an opportunity to unite and celebrate a day of joy in the spirit of co-operation, tolerance and mateship. Preschoolers, together with their teachers and parents, marched wearing crowns and holding banners representing the Lag B’Omer message.
Those walking down Remsen St. cheered the walkers on while Congregation B’nai Avraham’s Spiritual Leader, Rabbi Aaron L. Raskin, displayed hidden talents as a crossing man, guiding marchers to a presentation on the steps of Borough Hall. Led by their teachers, students broke out in harmonious song and chants themed around unity and friendship, while enjoying delicious snacks and refreshments. A great time was had by all who attended and there was a real display of friendship and camaraderie.