Religious School Update – December 14, 2023

Hello Everyone,

       And here we come to the end of the secular year.  First of all, thank you to all the families for contributing nut butter for the Food for Thought Drive along with all those who volunteered to help make the boxes for delivery.  The teachers and I also wanted to thank all of the families for contributing to an amazing experience for the kids for the first half of religious school.  As it turns out, two of our teachers will not be able to attend this Sunday so we need to cancel the Religious School session on December 17.  We will resume our regular sessions on January 7.  In the meantime, please remember to sign up to bring snacks one week in January and February.

       And now for the recap.  We had another special Tefillah service in the Bnai Mitzvah classroom, with Rabbi Dean and Cantor Marney leading the service and helping the kids practice Hannukah songs to sing at for their families.  For the rest of the day the younger grades worked on several art projects, watched some videos, played dreidel, and enjoyed special treats and gelt. 

      In the Bnai Mitzvah class, the students finished discussing the themes of “Light One Candle” and created a list of what they considered the most important of the themes to symbolize Hannukah.  We then listened to the Adam Sandler Hannukah songs and learned how many actors, musicians, and other famous figures celebrate Hannukah as well.  Finally, for the second hour we had our annual Bnai Mitzvah Class Dreidel Competition.  For the second year in a row, Sol emerged the winner after a lively game.  They’ll all be able to utilize their skills at the upcoming Dreidel Olympics at the Family Shabbat on Friday, December 15. 

      And that about covers for it now.  Everyone have a wonderful Hannukah and a Happy New Secular Year!  We will see everyone in January!

     Thank you everyone!