Life Cycle

Putting on a Purim play, Beth Israel, Waterville, 1950s

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Synagogue Sunday schools offer education in Jewish values and Bible stories, like the story of Esther being acted out in this photograph. Today, Sunday schools also teach children the skills needed for bar and bat mitzvah ceremonies. Finding qualified teachers for these schools has never been easy.

Courtesy of Phyllis Shiro