Head coverings mandatory?
Saskatoon students visited Agudas Israel to meet Regine Frankel, a Holocaust survivor, and to hear her story. I would certainly call this a very worthwhile and educational field trip for these students. However …
Can anyone explain why all of the male students are wearing yarmulkes?
I know that this wasn’t a religious service because I’m certain that public school students wouldn’t be forced to attend a religious ceremony. I also know that it’s now not mandatory for non-Jews who visit the synagogue to wear a yarmulke because I’ve been there during Folk Fest.
Students should never be expected to don religious symbols of any kind. Ever.
Let this serve as a warning to keep the hijabs away from my daughters.