Religious School Update:
And we have begun! It was so wonderful seeing everyone together again after our summer break. It is so amazing how much all the kids have grown! We started off the year with Tefillah service hosted by Rabbi Dean and Cantor Marney. I think everyone got back into the rhythm of the prayers quite well! Our next class will be next week on August 27 at 9:30 a.m.
For the first hour all the classes engaged in introductory exercises and “Getting to Know You” games. Jenny’s class worked on art projects while Heather’s class learned some key parts of the prayers (including in ASL!) In the Bnai Mitzvah class, we mainly went over the class rules, the key virtues for pursuing a Jewish life, and setting up the work cubbies. All the students then thought about what would be the most useless present anyone could receive at a Bnai Mitzvah along with what excuse they would use if they had to miss class (there were some pretty funny ones!) Finally, we went over the big project for the year, which will be putting together family histories. Parents of the Bnai Mitzvah class can help their children fill in the initial Family Tree sheets that will get us started. Please have your child fill them in by September 24.
For the second hour of school, we all gathered for a fun party of bubble toys, pizza, cupcakes, and socializing. Several members of the community joined us and there was a lot of fun all around. Overall, the kids had a great first day!
And that about covers it for now. As a reminder, please sign up for bringing snacks, hosting one Oneg for the year, and adding midweek Hebrew School if you would like your child to participate. We will see everyone next week on August 27. Thank you everyone!