The Consecration service is a tradition that was developed by the Reform movement to mark the beginning of a child’s formal Jewish education. Most children are consecrated in kindergarten on Simchat Torah. Students who join our religious school at later grades are welcome to participate as well. At this service, children receive a small torah with a cover made by a parent or a loved one that becomes a treasured keepsake.
To honor this wonderful moment in the life of your child and your family, we ask that you create a Torah Mantel (Cover) for the baby Torah that your child will be presented at Consecration.We suggest that is reflect something unique and special about your child – their interests, their favorite colors, their favorite symbols, etc.
You will need a piece of fabric approximately 4″ x 7″, ribbons, trim, needle, thread, maybe some glitter, felt, or fabric paint… Decorate the piece of fabric using trim or glitter or sequins or gems or whatever you would like using fabric glue or a hot glue gun. Then create a circle by joining the 4” ends together with thread and needle, Velcro or a hot glue gun. The ends should overlap about ½ an inch.