SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- First-grade students and their parents created artwork depicting the Biblical creation story at Congregation Beth Israel’s Religious School in Scotch Plains on Sunday, October 15. 

At this family education program, children and their parents separated into small groups, with each group studying a verse or two of Biblical text about one of the seven days of creation.  Using a wide array of materials, each group then constructed a poster about their assigned day of the week. The program ended with the families sharing their Art Midrash (interpretation of Biblical narrative) with each other.

The posters are on display in the synagogue. Congregation Beth Israel’s Religious School offers family education programs for grades K-6 throughout the year.