Yom Rishon, 29 Kislev 5778

Our multi-age school program provides a fun environment where our children learn about Jewish practices, culture, holidays and experience the joy of living Jewishly. We encourage parent participation in our school and family members often join us for holiday celebrations.  Many of our children continue on beyond Bar or Bat Mitzvah through confirmation and become teaching assistants and teachers in our school.

The education of our children is central to our mission as a community and is supported by all of our members.  Families pay only a modest supply fee per child after the introductory membership period.

Tot Talk is a free, monthy program open to all children under 5 and their families. It’s not necessary, but it is always very helpful if you can RSVP your plans for attending Tot Talk. We, of course, always understand that with little ones, plans do change. We welcome interfaith families!

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School Notes

The first two Sundays of October were all about Sukkot and Simchat Torah. The older students made sukkahs out of cardboard. Some of them were left as center-pieces for the Shabbat service. The younger students collected material from the garden and glued it onto their paper sukkahs. (Pictures of their work are on Shir Ami Facebook page.) Rabbi Mira led t'fillah in the sukkah and students were able to say the blessing and shake the lulav. On Simchat Torah Caelan Templeton was honored as our newest Hebrew learner.

Thank you Rachel Sklar for leading our first parent meeting. She focused on the tradition of Jews always asking questions. She opened up with the Passover tradition of children asking questions and the different types of personalities they represented. Our children are just like these various personalities. Rachel also encouraged us to have responses that are open ended and circular, so that children can be self-reflective and revisit the question/dialogue many times.