Board of Education - "School Shmooz"
Adar I- Adar II 5774
As we are wrapping up our Winter Break and 2013, we should acknowledge how so many people are invested and committed to our religious school programs and activities. This includes students, religious school parents, and congregants of CSI. We appreciate everyone’s efforts!
We had a visit from our ISJL Education Fellow, Elaine Barenblat, December 6th, 7th, and 8th. Elaine participated in Friday night services, and helped lead Junior Congregation on Shabbat morning. She also led activities at Sunday School with our students, exploring the four Jewish New Years, with the upcoming celebration of the secular New Year January 1st. Be sure to note the posters on the bulletin board to learn more about their discussions. Students also made “dreamcoats” after discussing that week’s parsha. Thank you to Joe, Ellen, Jack, and Will for hosting Elaine. Also thanks to Jeff Lehman and Shelley Davidson, and Richard and Sandra Singer for their hospitality.
Junior Congregation happened on December 7th. Jay made sure the Torah was rolled to the right place, and to Amitai Ilan and Jack Finkelstein, our teens, who led the service, along with our ISJL Education Fellow, Elaine Barenblat. Sharona, Amitai, and Jack read Torah, and Jenna was our Adult in Charge. Sophie and Maya were in attendance and participated in the service. Thank you to everyone!
Our Second Rockin’ Shabbat took place with continued wonderful attendance. This service is geared to Jewish families in the Macon and Middle Georgia area with children 0-8 years of age. Thanks to Jennifer and James Bernstein for helping with the planning and organization, and for the delicious Shabbat dinner for the children. Also thanks to Rabbi Aaron and Sharona for the programming with music, dance, and a story, as well as a very child friendly service.
Congrats to Sydney Jackson! Yay, Sydney for placing 2nd in the Greenville (GA) Lions Club’s Poster for Peace Contest. Sydney’s poster included Zen Tangle, an art process she learned from Rhonda Koplin at a CSI Sunday School program! More congrats goes to Teva Ilan! Yay, Teva upon receiving your Eagle Scout Award on December 1st at CSI! We are so proud of you!!