Gimel News

Hello Gimel parents, 

In Hebrew class yesterday,  we continued to review our prayer, Avot V’Imahot. The kids are working very hard as we learn to read and chant the prayer so they can lead the congregation in the whole school T’filah. The kids also made flash cards with the words of the prayer to help with practice. As always,  we continued to review the Hebrew letters and vowels using games and activities. Please continue to practice the prayer during the week. A few minutes a day is all that is needed and the long term benefits will surprise you.

Have wonderful week,

Mora Michal and Mora Sandy. 


5th and 6th Grade Retreat

Friday, February 21, 4-8pm & Sunday, February 23, 10am – 4pm.  

This weekend is a great opportunity for you and your student to build community, to add deep meaning to the B’ani Mitzvah process, and to enjoy Shabbat together. Shabbat is a time for community, celebration, learning, relaxation connecting to God and connecting to what is most important in our lives.  Friday afternoon is the grade level family Shabbat Experience. Cantor Young and Rabbi K’vod will be leading you through a fun and relevant Shabbat experience, Shabbat dinner, grade level service participation and a B’nai Mitzvah celebration informational session over dessert.  

On Sunday, we will start our day with a family hike that includes activities and discussion. Together we will make our way back to the Temple for lunch.  While students are doing some team building through an Escape Room bus where they have to solve puzzles, figure out clues and work together to get out of the bus. The adults will have a conversation with Rabbi K’vod and Cantor Young about living Jewish values as a family. Wendy Yesharim will go over all of the details and expectations related to the Bar or Bat Mitzvah with all of you.

Please register HERE and RSVP by February 1, 2020.