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Board of Education - "School Shmooz"

February 2015
Shevat 5775

We have eased back into our religious school schedule after winter break. Wednesday Hebrew School resumed on January 7th, and Sunday School resumed on January 11th.

Rockin’ Shabbat was held on January 9th and had a “challah” theme. The children braided playdough to make challah, and also made challah covers to take home. Thanks to Jennifer Bernstein for the story, “A Challah Tale,” Shelley Davidson for the Shabbat dinner, and to Rabbi Aaron and Miss Sharona for music, song, and leading the service.

The Teen Class met twice this month, on January 11th and 25th. One of the topics was Jewish film. Jewish themed movies, Jewish actors and actresses, and viewing film through a Jewish lens were discussed. They watched film clips of the movie, “An Empire of Their Own,” depicting the Eastern European Jewish immigrants that started well-known movie studios, and their part in creating Hollywood. Junior Congregation also met on the 11th. The 4K class met on the 25th, and Laura Ilan met with the USY and Kadima groups also on the 25th. Thanks Laura for everything you do for the USY and Kadima groups!

We celebrated Maya Rubinstein’s Bat Mitzvah on January 17th, and wish her and her family mazel tov! We look forward to Sophie Denisar’s Bat Mitzvah at the end of February. Please take a look at the bulletin board in the hallway to read about Sophie’s Bat Mitzvah Project, collecting dog food, leashes, and collars for the C.A.R.E.S., an organization that helps homeless pets.

On February 1st, our religious school has planned a field trip to Tattnall Square Park to celebrate Tu B’Shevat! Also, Passover Candy sales will begin soon so listen out for phone calls from our students. As always, thanks for your support!

Thanks to all of the teachers, principals, students, parents, and Board of Education members and Donnell and Stephanie, for all you do to help make our Sunday School great!

Happy Winter to all!


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