Religious School Director
There is a fun song we teach at this time of year, called “Mishenichnas Adar”⏤it celebrates the Hebrew month of Adar, the month of Purim. The words of the song mean, “When Adar arrives, our joy increases!”
To quote another song, “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles: “Little darlin’, it’s been a long, cold, lonely winter.” Indeed, it has. So Purim comes just in time to lift our spirits, as the Religious School gets ready to celebrate this holiday in style on March 12th. There wll be costumes and songs, a skit and⏤thanks to the efforts of some of our parents⏤the Purim Carnival is back! We hope to see you as well on Saturday evening, March 11th, to watch adults acting silly in this year’s Purim shpiel, “The Festival of Lots”! We look forward to having some of your children take part that evening, by lending their singing voices.
Next month our joy increases further with the celebration of Passover. For our annual school Passover program, each grade contributes a song or presentation regarding one aspect of the Passover holiday. We could use more help providing food and setting up, so if you are available please sign up!
In other news, our monthly Youth Group program for post b’nei-mitzvah students is off to a great start. Thank you to Rabbi Schwartz, Jody Priblo, Sabina Albirt and Samantha Rosenbloom for their capable leadership! It’s never too late to join the fun, teens can sign up anytime.
Family Services featuring Grades 2-3 and K-1 are coming up this month and next. Check out the dates below, and mark your calendars⏤it means so much to have students supporting each other at these services. Let’s share the joy!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Thursday, January 12
7:30 PM School Committee Meeting
Friday, January 20
7:30 PM Shabbat Family Service led by the Fourth Grade
Saturday March 11
10:00 AM Bar Mitzvah of Joshua Gereb
Saturday March 11
5:30 PM Pizza + 6:30 PM Purim Service & Shpiel
Sunday March 12
School Purim Celebration; Carnival begins 11:30
Friday March 24
7:30 PM Shabbat Family Service⏤Grade 2-3 students
Saturday March 25
10:00 AM Bat Mitzvah of Haley Aleksic
Sunday April 9
School Passover Program
Tuesday April 11
Adas Emuno Community Passover Seder
Sunday April 15
No Religious School⏤Spring Break
Friday April 28
7:30 PM Shabbat Family Service⏤Grade K-1 students
Confirmation Class and Youth Group meetings: March 26 & April 23