Religious School Director
As I write this, we just had our highly successful religious school fundraiser, “Treats and Treasures”—there was wonderful food and wine, a photo booth, cooking demo by Gibson Borelli, and many terrific gifts to bid on. But most of all was the atmosphere of camaraderie and enjoyment from the crowd of Adas Emuno members and friends, including religious school families as well as invited guests. This is what community is all about. Thank you to everyone who was involved in planning this terrific event!
In the meantime, religious school life is thriving. The first Tot Mitzvah program with Doris White was a great success. This year we have eight madrichim to assist the teachers in the classroom. Last month the Seventh Grade class helped to lead our first Family Service of the year, as they led prayers and spoke about endangered species as a reflection on the Noah story. With the new Family Service attendance policy in place, we were thrilled to see so many families of other grades in attendance! It made for a lively evening, followed the next morning by the Bar Mitzvah service of Cole Rosenthal—mazel tov Cole! We are all proud of you. Meanwhile, Confirmation class is also in full swing, as Rabbi Schwartz leads the class in ethics-related discussions of contemporary issues.
The school functions in large part due to the tireless efforts of our Religious School Committee, co-led by Elka Oliver and Michael Raskin with members Susan Grey, Marilyn Katz, Jody Priblo and Sandy Zornek. They handle a wide range of school-related matters from policy and planning to the most mundane and necessary tasks, including organizing parent volunteers and making sure there are snacks for the students each week. I could not do what I do without their help, advice and encouragement.
Dates to remember for November and December:
Saturday, November 7
Bar Mitzvah of Emery Jacobowitz
Friday, November 13
Family Service featuring the Sixth Grade
Sunday, November 29
NO SCHOOL—Happy Thanksgiving!
Thursday, December 10
7:30 PM—School Committee Meeting
Thursday, December 3
7:30 PM—New B’nai Mitzvah Parent Meeting For Sixth Grade Parents
Friday, December 11
Family Service featuring the Fifth Grade
Saturday, December 12
7:00 PM—Community Outdoor Menorah Lighting and Chanukah Party in the Social Hall
Sunday, December 27
NO SCHOOL—Winter Break
Confirmation Class: Nov. 1, 8; Dec. 6, 20
Tot Mitzvah: November 8 & December 6