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From Rabbi Joe Eiduson

I am often asked – “so with no students around, what do you do all summer?”  The answer: “Get ready for September!”  We are preparing for the coming school year, designing new curriculum, hiring faculty, meeting with teachers, cleaning out the classrooms and restocking for the fall, updating registration and planning every detail for the coming school year. It is very quiet around here, but there is plenty of work to do!

Religious School returns on Sunday, September 15th for students in grades K – 5 and on Tuesday, September 17th and Wednesday, September 18th for students in grade six and grades four and five Hebrew studies. Our Chai School programs for students in grades 7 -12 begins on Tuesday, September 17th! Our Garinim program for children ages 3 & 4 begins on Sunday, September 22nd!

Our two-year curriculum enables our students’ entrée into the continuing study of Jewish texts, history, holidays, life cycle, culture and values. Engaging our children and families through hands-on, experiential learning is a fundamental tenet of our Eitz Chayim philosophy.  In this, our fifth year, our learners will be involved in a curriculum which emphasizes TORAH, AVODAH (Worship), G’MILUT HASADIM (Good Deeds), ISRAEL and HEBREW and will empower them to lovingly embrace Judaism.

This coming school year our Tzedakah and Gimilut Chasadim theme for the entire year will be Kids Helping Kids. We will explore this theme together as a school community, learning from our tradition about the ways in which children can make a difference and help make the world a better place for their less fortunate peers. Our theme for the year will also give us the opportunity to be active participants in fulfilling one of Judaism’s most important missions—namely, to be partners with God in repairing the world, making it a better place for all.

We invite our B’nai Shalom families to learn along with us throughout the year and we ask that you give generously to the collection bins outside the Temple Office and to our classroom Tzedakah collections each and every time school is in session!

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Rabbi Joe Eiduson

Wed, August 21 2019 20 Av 5779