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Board of Education - "School Shmooz"

February 2016
Shevat - Adar 5776

Happy Winter to everyone! We are in the middle of our school year and religious school is moving right along. Wednesday Hebrew resumed after Winter break on January 6, and Sunday School on January 10th.

Anne Bayme and Jeff Lehman are now team teaching the second through fourth grade class for Wednesday Hebrew. Jay Freedman’s Sunday Hebrew class is reading the Hebrew edition of Dr. Suess’ “Green Eggs and Ham.” The English translation of the Hebrew title is actually “I don’t want any, and I don’t like it!”

USY/Kadima met on January tenth, thanks to Kara Hebert. The Teen Class and Junior Congregation also met on the tenth. The teens met again on the twenty-fourth and did a lesson on the Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King, and the “I Have a Dream” speech. Tu B’Shevat, Birthday of the Trees, was celebrated by the entire Sunday School. Thank you to Rabbi Aaron and Miss Sharona for the music and dance activity. The class with our four to six year olds read Dr. Suess’s book, “The Lorax,” and talked about how even young kids can help save the environment. Thank you to the 4-6 year old’s class for their artwork on the bulletin board in the hallway. They drew pictures of what the world would look like without trees, as well as what it looks like with trees.

Rockin’ Shabbat was well attended on Friday, January 22nd. Students danced with Miss Sharona while Rabbi Aaron played his accordion. They enjoyed learning about Tu B’Shevat as they tasted fruits and nuts and olives, and filled in a chart as to how foods tasted, like sweet, sour, salty, etc. They enjoyed a delicious Shabbat dinner thanks to James and Jennifer Bernstein.


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