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"

March 2015
Adar - Nissan 5775

The month of February opened with a wonderful Tu B’Shevat celebration on February 1st. Everyone planted parsley and lettuce seeds to take home. In addition, CSI donated two trees to be planted in Tattnall Square Park thanks to the efforts of Rabbi Rubinstein, Jami Gaudet, Andrew Silver and Ron Lemon of The Friends of Tattnall Square Park, and Karol Kelley with the UGA Extension. TBI students joined our CSI students for a field trip to Tattnall Square Park. Andrew Silver talked with the students about the development of the park and it’s wonderful features. Our students helped plant the trees, and then participated in a walking tour of the park. Everyone met back at CSI for hot chocolate and marshmallows, and a sampling of various fruits, thanks to Jennifer Bernstein who made sure all of the delicious snacks were there.

Rockin’ Shabbat was held on February 6th, also with a Tu B’Shevat theme. Students planted parsley and lettuce seeds, listened to a Tu B’Shevat story thanks to Jennifer Bernstein, and participated in song and prayer with Rabbi Rubinstein and Miss Sharona. Thanks also to Bonnie and David Cornelius, Micah and Jacob, for sponsoring the Shabbat dinner.

Be on the listen out for our religious school students calling you to take your orders for Barton’s Passover candy. Thank you for your support in the past, and hope you will continue supporting our students by purchasing Barton’s candy. Thank you Pam Hill and your committee for organizing this community outreach event. And thank you to Sharona Rubinstein for helping our Sunday School students pack Shalach Manot bags to give out to friends and family for Purim.

Mazel Tov to Sophie Denisar and her family on the occasion of her Bat Mitzvah.

Mark your calendar for the Purim Carnival and lunch coming up on March 8th! Don’t miss it! Come in costume!


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