Religious School Newsletter (March 2014)

I am writing this article during another snowstorm but know that Spring is around the corner! The month of Adar brings the festive holiday of Purim, which falls on Sunday, March 16. Dress in costume and come to the Purim Service as we hear the Megillah at 10:30 a.m. on March 16. It is always fun to see the costumes and Purim schpiel by Rabbi Bennett & Cantor Gordon. The annual Purim Camival will be held in the Social Hall following the service. Our Youth Group members work hard to make this camival fun and festive for all ages! Please plan on supporting them with your presence!

On Friday evening, March 7, the 6th graders will participate inthe Shabbat Family Service which begins at 6:00 p.m. The 6th graders will proudly wear the talitot that they designed! Please plan to come!

On Sunday, March 23, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., JTConnect and the Religious School invite parents to view the film Race to Nowhere, “a film that calls us to challenge current thinking about how we prepare our children for success. This film brings communities together to spark dialogue and galvanize change in America’s schools”. The movie will be followed by a panel of professionals to help facilitate this important conversation.

On Sunday, March 30, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., the 7th graders and parents will participate in an important, experiential workshop led by facilitators from the Anti-Defarnation League (ADL), in a program called “Confronting Anti-Semitism and Bullying.” This program is mandatory for all 7th graders, who should be accompanied by their parent(s).

As always, please contact me with any suggestions and/or concerns.

Be Happy. It’s Adar.

Rena Citron, Director of Education new-message24