Spread Over Us a Sukkah of Peace




Imagine that you are sitting comfortably in your Sukkah looking up through the branches on its roof and that the world is at peace. After discussing the Hashkiveynu prayer in which we ask God to shelter us with a sukkah of peace, the third graders visualized this wonderful possibility. They were inspired to write poems about peace. The students then wrote their poems on a dove, a symbol of peace, and decorated them beautifully. These doves adorned our school Sukkah throughout the week of the holiday, enjoyed by all who came to visit there.