Religious School Recap – Dec. 23, 2021

Shalom Everyone!

    Incredibly, we have now reached the conclusion of the 2021 Religious School Calendar.  I wanted to thank all the teachers and the TBH Board for creating a safe and productive learning environment for our classes this year.  It has been wonderful to see everyone back in person and we look forward to further adventures and activities in the coming year.  We will be on break for the next 2 weeks and return to our Religious School on Sunday, January 9 (which will also be Tu B’shvat!).

    And now for the recap!  Rabbi Dean led our Tefillah Service, as always.  The lower grades, for helping donate more than 40 jars of nut butter for the Food For Thought drive, received a party with yummy treats, including hot cocoa.  They also continued to learn about mitzvahs and why they are so important in Judaism.

For the B’nai Mitzvah, we had an especially exciting day of experimental cooking.  Several weeks ago, while studying the Japanese Jewish community, the students created a menu combining Japanese and Ashkenaz cuisine.  We put the menu to the test by making Tsukemono/Dell Pickle bowls, falafel and rice plates, Matzah Ball Miso Soup, Japanese Soda/Grape Juice mix, and Chase’s very own dessert creation of yogurt, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce.  Everything worked really well except for the falafels (yours truly needs more practice with frying).  All the classes got to sample the cuisine and it was a hit!  Creating new dishes made from different cultural traditions can bring such joy!

     And that about covers it for now.  Everyone have a wonderful break and we will see y’all in 2022!  Here’s to a safe, happy, and healthier new year!