Religious School Update – January 24, 2024

Shalom Everyone!

After our series of breaks over the last few weeks, we are now set for a more regular schedule for the next month.  We will be having religious classes for the next three weeks into February.  We also encourage all of our families to attend the New Member Shabbat on February 16.  And thank you to all the families who brought in fruit for our Tu B’shvat celebration!  Finally, please remember to sign up for bringing snacks one week for the kids along with one Oneg for a shabbat this year.  The sign-up sheets are in the Religious School hallway.

  And now for the recap.  We started off with our regular Tefillah service, led as always by our own Rabbi Dean.  We also had the pleasure of having Scarlet assist in leading the service in preparation for her upcoming Bat Mitzvah in February.

   Afterwards, all the kids engaged in Tu B’shvat activities.  Heather’s and my class together prepared the 7 species along with the fruit brought in by the families and teachers.  We ended up with 16 fruits to sample along with all 7 species.  As in years past, the kids got to taste fruits they had everyday along with a few they had never tried before, expanding their palates.  Afterwards, everyone went to the meditation garden to help plant fava beans.  Finally, the kids got to watch a video about Tu B’shvat before assisting the teachers in cleaning up.  

    And that about wraps it up for now.  We look forward to seeing all our families this upcoming Sunday, January 28.  Thanks everyone!