Join us for a special presentation from member Jan Kline, who will talk about her experiences serving on a medical relief team in Gaza during the summer of 2019.
Shalom Horim/Dear Parents:
With the holidays now behind us (not counting Halloween*), we can get into a somewhat normal routine without major distractions.
In case you haven’t already received it, check out the school calendar. Please note when your child’s class service is (class services begin in January and are usually the first Friday night of the month to coincide with Folk Services). They begin with a Pot Luck dinner at 5:30 sponsored by the host class.
In addition to the class services, there are two Whole School Shabbats: the first on Nov. 9 and the next one of Feb. 15. This is a great way for your family to experience a Saturday morning service at Temple and for our students to practice the prayers they are learning.
This past week our Letter of the Week was Lamed, as in Lulav, which we shook on Sukkot.
Lulav, Night (Lailah), Lemon (Limon), Bread (Lechem)
Starting tomorrow, our Letter of the Week is Aleph.
Lastly, with all the events we’ve had at Temple involving food, A LOT of plates, containers, bags, baking pans, etc. have gotten left behind in the kitchen. Next time you’re here, please check to see if maybe some are yours. Additionally, we’ve got quite a collection of water bottles piling up. Maybe one of those is yours too?
Best wishes for a sweet and Happy New Year,
PS – if you know folks with young children, or you yourself have a child too young for school, please know that we have a monthly Tot Shabbat on the third Friday of the month and Story Hour on the first Sunday of the month. Next Story Hour is Nov. 3 at 10 am and Tot Shabbat is Nov. 15 at 5:30 pm.
*we do NOT have school Oct. 31
This week is brought to you by the letter DALET.
Some Dalet words
Dvash – Honey – דְ בש
Delet – Door – דֶלֶת
Degel – Flag – דֶגֶל
Dahg – Fish (also the Temple Sinai Rock Band!) – דָג
This Sunday our 7-8 Grade Chai Group is heading to the Living Tree Alliance Farm to learn about Sukkot. On October 17 our Torah Chanting class begins for the 6th Grade class, adults are welcome to join. And on the 20th, at 5:30, we have a fun Simchat Torah celebration where we Consecrate our newest students, dance with the Torah, and have a jolly good time!
Learn to Read Hebrew!
Have you always wanted to learn to read Hebrew but never had the chance? Or it’s been so long you can’t tell an Aleph from a Bet?
Starting October 17, from 7:-8:30 pm, this 8-10 week class will have you reading Hebrew after the first 10 minutes.
No fee. Call 802-862-5125 or email Judy Alexander to register.
Welcome to the first edition of Temple Sinai’s Religious School Weekly Update!
Religious School got off to a great start, with 11 new students this year in grades 1-6, and three new faculty members. In the coming weeks, we will be profiling our Morim/Teachers, so watch for it and make them welcome when you see them at services and other Temple gatherings.
The first week we asked families to send in some of their precious Judaica items, and we had a small ‘museum’ display in the lobby. We also sent home items for the children and their families to create their own beautiful Judaic items, as part of our Value of the Month curriculum, September’s value being Hiddur Mitzvah/Enhancing the Commandment. In other words, creating beautiful Judaic objects to make the mitzvah even sweeter. Over the next few weeks we plan to display these items in our own ‘museum.’ When you come for the High Holidays, particularly Yom Kippur, we should have all our items for the museum on display.
Each week we are highlighting a Hebrew letter of the Alef-Bet, which is displayed on the bulletin board in the school. Also, our Value of the Month poster is on same bulletin board. Feel free to visit and see how many words you can think of with our letters.
Do you have a special talent you would like to share with our schoolchildren? We’d love to have you. Are you able to read Hebrew, even a little bit? We’re looking for volunteers to work one-on-one with some of our students. Let Morah Judy know if you would like to help in any way.
Wishing everyone a Shanah Tovah u’Metookah,
a Happy & Sweet New Year /ֹ שָנָה טוֹבָה וּמְתוּקָה