Youth Education

Our religious school for children includes Bereshit  Beginnings (Grades K-2), Katan (Grade 3), and Gadol (Grades 4-7). Bereshit Beginnings & Katan students  have active Aleph Bet exposure and a focus on Shabbat and Holidays. Gadol students focus on T’fillah (prayer), Bible, Hebrew, Israel, Holidays, Traditions, and Mitzvot.

Programs meet for a Sunday morning session (Bereshit Beginnings 9:30-11:00AM / Katan & Gadol 9:30AM-12:00PM) that includes an opening prayer and reflection with Rabbi Charlie, Judaics and Hebrew, and concludes with a Jewish Learning Workshop: active and engaging activities for students with a wide range of topics such as Tikkun Olam, Mitzvot, Music, Cooking, Holiday Activities, Drama, and Storytelling. Gadol students also meet Wednesday afternoons (5:00-6:00PM) for a Hebrew workshop.

January 2023

Hope you had a great time celebrating the 8 crazy nights of Chanukah. We certainly had a great time preparing in class this month- making sufganiot and latkes and beautiful chanukiot.

In the month of January we will take a closer look at how we end shabbat. We know we begin shabbat with three blessings- candles, wine and challah. Havdallah, the end of shabbat, has three main blessings, too – over the wine, spices and the candle. We will work on making Havdallah sets and learn the brachot for each thing. As a matter of fact, every Saturday evening we join online for a quick Havdallah. Come check it out! The link and exact time is on the website. Because it is dependent on when the sun goes down, it is quite early this time of year. For this month of January we “tune in” around 5:30PM. Come and your whole family can practice this quick, fun, easy way to begin a new week with a beautiful intention. THEN: Join us LIVE and IN PERSON Saturday evening JANUARY 28 6:30-7:30 for Havdallah in PJs! Yummy desserts and hot chocolate will be served as well!

By the very end of the month we will begin to learn about Tu B’shvat, the birthday of the trees. We will explore the importance of nature in Judaism and plan some mitzvah projects for all of us to be more mindful of the environment.

Stay warm and cozy and be in touch with questions, concerns or info.

Keep an eye on our website for more virtual programs, videos and services.

Morah Alison

Questions? Comments? Needs? Ideas?  Please contact the office or email me at: [email protected]

Adult Education

Join Rabbi Charlie Thursdays at 12:00PM for Virtual Lunchtime Torah: learn and discuss the weekly Torah portion in preparation for Shabbat.

Join Temple members and Rabbi Charlie the second Thursday of each month, virtually, for an open discussion on current news topics “Ripped from the Headlines!

All are welcome, “see” you there!