Trinity Episcopal School Celebrates Season of Light with CAA’s Rabbi Neil Blumofe
BY KERRI QUNELL
Trinity Episcopal School continued their annual Season of Light with special guest Rabbi Neil Blumofe, Congregation Agudas Achim’s senior rabbi, who shared the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah during lower school and middle school chapel services. Representatives from the Trinity community participated in the traditional lighting of the Trinity menorah, made by one of Trinity’s alumni families.
The annual Hanukkah celebration is second in the school’s Season of Light festivities, celebrating the powerful symbol of light in three faith traditions: Hinduism, Judaism and Christianity.
Including Diwali, Hanukkah and Advent celebrations help members of the Trinity community connect through commonalities and betterunderstand and appreciate differences.
These annual observances are just one way Trinity puts into practice its commitment to diversity and inclusion.
“Our Episcopal identity calls us to believe that a diverse and inclusive community is essential to a well-rounded education that promotes intellectual curiosity, academic excellence and moral growth,” said Marie Kidd, head of school.
“For our children to be successful and productive citizens in our ever-changing world, they must learn to explore, understand and value others in a safe, nurturing and diverse environment. With this foundation, our students are prepared to think critically, collaborate effectively and lead as they navigate the world beyond Trinity,” she added. ■