Last week, I posted about a class project to help shed some light on the personal side of prayer. In class, we watched an excerpt of the video "How Jews Pray," and we engaged in a brainstorming process to come up with a collection of interview questions that the kids will ask a parent, or grandparent, for our video documentary.
The interviews will be done at Torat Yisrael on the next two Sundays, the 17th and 24th. In order to keep our project manageable, each student can interview just one person. The interviewee can be a parent, guardian, grandparent, aunt or uncle who is able to come to the synagogue for a 20 to 30-min. interview. The interviewee does not have to be religiously observant (but can be!), nor does he or she need to be Jewish!
Please sign-up for either this Sunday, the 17th, or the following Sunday, the 24th.
I would like to run the interviews from 9:30 - 11:00. We can conduct two interviews at a time, so I'm hoping we could complete at least 6 to 8 interviews on each Sunday. Since we don't know exactly how long each interview will take, or whether we might have technical glitches, it would be great if you could plan to be at the temple and available for an interview anytime during that block. As an added incentive, the Men's Club is holding their "TY Café" with coffee and bagels starting at 9:30 on the 17th! So you can nosh and schmooze while you wait!
Thanks in advance! The kids are very excited about creating a video and seemed to be very enthusiastic about interviewing you! These are the questions they are planning to ask:
Where are you when you pray?
How do you pray?
Why do you pray?/What do you pray for?
What do you think about when you pray?
Do you think praying has an effect (on you, on the world)?
What do you enjoy the most about praying?
What do you enjoy the least about praying?
Do you have a favorite prayer? What is it, and what do you like about it?