Club12, the Bat Mitzvah programme at Whitefield Shul, Manchester, put on a ‘Hebrew Name Wood Art and Meaning’ session this past Sunday. Close to 50 participants, consisting of mothers with daughters, received specially cut wooden letters all the way from Israel that spelled their Hebrew name. Artist Anna Roth demonstrated how to paint them in a variety of beautiful ways while educators sat with the families and discussed the meaning of the names to the girls.
The participants took home their newly decorated wooden letters and where advised to stick them up in their bedroom on the wall or behind a cupboard the door, and were told whenever they see their name to remember its meeting and do their best to live up to its ideals!
The event was organised by community director Mychiel Balshine.
The next big Club12 event will be a mitzvah day, on the 21st of November!