Sunday, February 5, 2012

Shepping Nachas

According to Treppenwitz, 'shepping nachas' can be roughly translated as a combination of deriving great pleasure from something and being extremely proud of someone... for example; when a friend or loved one does something exemplary.  We shepped, big time.

Chevi (#5) had her siddur party at school last night.  (For those of you who think I've suddenly lapsed into gibberish, a siddur is a Hebrew prayerbook, and we make kind of a big production when our first-graders get theirs.)

The kiddos put on a little program, received a blessing from Rabbi Michel Twerski, shlita, then decorated their siddur-covers, and---of course!---ate.  Their amazing morah (teacher) pulled together the whole production, and the kids were involved every step of the way.  They made the pizzas and cakes, created the welcome signs, wrote invitations for their parents, and made their costumes.  It was a pleasure to see how much pride they took in their work.

Chevi and her besties got to sit together, which was as wonderful or me, from a photo-taking point of view as well as a my-kid-is-so-happy-she-may-well-implode point of view.
At this point, I'm going to lay off the narration and just go ahead and bombard you with gratuitous snapshots. 
Abba made it just in time, even though he was working an hour away!
intent on what's inside
Chevi and her remarkable morah


  1. Can you email me a copy of "intent on what's inside" - I don't like my version as much as yours! Thank you!!!

    1. Can you email me the intent one, too? What a great pic!

  2. I'm procrastinating and not working on the TAM ad book (shh..don't tell anyone) and am re-reading your blog posts (well, actually looking at the pics) and I just want to say what a great picture of Chevi and Jess - that is one that should be framed.


Thanks for taking the time to makes me feel a little less like I'm talking to myself again.