Shabbat Chai

Welcome Back!

Hello!

I am looking forward to spending Shabbat with you this Friday afternoon, January 24 at 4pm. We hope that you will join us for this week’s Prophet Gallery and special Kabbalat Shabbat Service. The 6th grade curriculum explores the prophetic tradition in Judaism, studying the ancient biblical prophets and learn about their courage, radicalism, commitment to justice, and spirituality.  In addition, Rabbi K’vod and Morah Chavva led discussions which examine some figures of the last 100 years who demonstrated the qualities that would be judged as “prophetic” by biblical standards. Our learning is not intended as a history lesson, but as wisdom teachings about how each one of us can be agents for spirituality and justice in the world. Students have taken what they learned and have chosen someone who they think exhibit many of the qualities exhibited by our biblical prophets. In this, Shabbat Chai session just after Martin Luther King Day we honor the values that he aspired for and our learning this year. Our sixth grade will direct our congregation’s attention in this direction through displaying photos and descriptions of modern day prophets.

Please remember that welcoming Shabbat together, as a community is an important part of the Shabbat Chai curriculum. Our families with young children, I encourage you to feel comfortable participating for as long as you can. Our 3-7th grade students are provided dinner, to insure full participation. Supervision is provided.

 

Wishing everyone a wonderful week,

Wendy Yesharim,

Program Director

 


January and February Religious Dates to Remember:

Jan 10
4-7pm
Shabbat Chai 1st and 2nd Grade Family Shabbat
Jan 13
4:30
Hebrew School
Jan 18
10am
Shabbat Katan Shabbat for Young Families with Cantor Young
Jan 24
4-7pm
Shabbat Chai 6th Grade Prophets Gallery
Jan 27
4:30pm
Hebrew School
Feb 3
4:30pm
Hebrew School
Feb 7
4-7pm
Shabbat Chai Tu B’shevat Celebration
Feb 10
4:30pm
Hebrew School All School T’filah
Feb 21
4-7pm
Shabbat Chai 5th & 6th Grade Family Shabbat/Retreat
Feb 24
4:30pm
Hebrew School