Congregation Sha'aray Israel

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A Conservative Jewish Congregation serving the spiritual needs of the Middle Georgia Jewish community since 1904

Board of Education - "School Shmooz"

October 2014
Tishrei - Chesvan 5775

Congregation Sha’arey Israel’s Religious school got underway during the first week of September. Our first day of Sunday School, September 7th, was a program for all students, teachers and parents. Everyone was called together with the blowing of the shofar, and after going over important information, Pam Webster, with Jaden Adler’s assistance, shared “Brain Gym” movements and its impact on education and behavior. Students who attended Jewish summer camps, Spencer Hebert, Daniel Cohen, Maya Rubinstein, Jack Finkelstein, and Amitai Ilan, shared their experiences. After the meeting, all students and teachers assembled to the front steps of CSI for our annual “all school” photo, as well as class group pictures. All classes met on the 7th, including our new once a month 4Kclass, and our twice a month Teen Class. Also that day was the first USY/Kadima meeting for the year.  Once students were in class, there was coffee and wonderful food for the parents to enjoy in the social hall. Thanks to all who made our first day wonderful! 

The September Rockin’ Shabbat met on Friday, the 19th. Children participated in several Rosh Hashanah themed activities, including making apple pies to take home and bake, making yarn apples, and making bumblebee and honeycomb necklaces. Jennifer Bernstein read a story about Rosh Hashanah, and there were songs and a service with Rabbi Aaron and Sharona Rubinstein. Deborah and Jaden Adler sponsored the Shabbat dinner. Thanks to everyone who helped make it a fun evening! 

As the High Holidays got closer and closer our students enjoyed special snacks. Thank you to the Denisars for the apples and honeybuns on the 21st. Also that day the entire school participated in Junior Congregation with Rabbi Rubinstein.

More to come in October as we look forward to “PJ’s and Cereal in the Sukkah” on the 5th, with the 4K and the Teen classes attending, Supper in the Sukkah on the 8th, Simchat Torah Family Night on the 16th, and Rockin’ Shabbat on the 24th, Junior Congregation and another Teen Class on the 26th! We also look forward to celebrating with Daniel Cohen on the occasion of his Bar Mitzvah on the 18th!

Lots of great things happening!

 

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