The Blessing of The Pets: Noah’s Ark Extravaganza by Deb Farber

On Sunday, October 22nd, we gathered as a community at the home of Kris and Michael Goldberg to celebrate The Blessing of the Pets Noah’s Ark Extravangaza.

 

This was timely, as the Torah portion that week was about Noah.  The religious theme pervaded the day. The Rabbi, Cantor, and religious school students studied Torah and learned about how Judaism teaches us to care for animals.  The Rabbi and Cantor also offered a blessing for our pets, and said kaddish for pets we have lost.  There was also a fun craft project making rainbow arks run by some of our teens along with the chance to make misheberach cards and thank you cards. In the spirit of Tikkun Olam, we raised money and gathered donations for the Scituate animal shelter, whose representatives informed us about the animals waiting for “forever” homes.

We can’t wait to do this again next year!