Religious School Director
It’s holiday season! Not the kind where you get lots of presents; rather, two important Jewish holidays are coming up in March and April–Purim and Passover.
Our Religious School Purim celebration is Sunday March 20th. It’s “Silly Time”! Children are invited to come to school in costume, as one of the characters from the Purim story, or as something different. Here’s a challenge for those who choose not to come in a traditional Purim costume: be prepared to say which Purim character your costume most resembles! Who will you be–a hero or a villain, a queen or a king, or perhaps someone else from the Purim story? Classes will be learning about the Purim characters, so that might help you to decide.
Our Purim Tefilah service that morning will include excerpts from the Purim Spiel (Shalom Shushan!) and students will get to sing in the show! We’ll be reading from the Megilah and singing traditional and parody Purim songs. The morning concludes with hamantashen in the social hall.
As I write this, plans are still underway for our school Passover celebration on April 17. Also please note, we DO have school on April 10: this was originally scheduled as a vacation day, but we are using this as a makeup for the snow day we had earlier this year.
Please join us for the last two Family Services of the year–March 11, led by Grades 2 and 3, and April 1, led by Grades K1. Our youngest students are busy learning songs and planning their presentations.
Finally–We Need Volunteers!
Even if you have already signed up, we have vacancies in coverage for the Parent-in-Charge and for our Passover and Last Day programs. Please help! Here are the links:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Friday, March 11
7:30 AM: Family Service led by Grades 23
Sunday, March 20
9:00 AM: School Purim Celebration
Wednesday, March 23
6:15 PM: Pizza for Purim in the Social Hall
7:00 PM: Congregational Purim Service, Megillah reading & Spiel (Shalom Shushan!) Costumes encouraged!
Sunday, March 27
NO SCHOOL (Spring Break)
Friday, April 1
7:30 PM: Family Service led by Grades K1
Sunday, April 10
Religious School in Session (snow makeup day)
Sunday, April 17
9:00 AM: School Passover program
Sunday, April 24
No School (Passover)
Confirmation Class Sessions:
March 6, 20; April 3 (special visit to Natural History Museum), April 17