Hello 5th grade parents, It was great seeing your kids at Shabbat Chai, after a long break. We had an interesting discussion about the secular New year and the Jewish New year, their differences and similarities. We talked about our new year resolutions during Rosh Hashanah and what had changed since then, if at all. After singing shabbat songs with our friends, led by Cantor Young, we continued to review the prayer we are working on, Avot V’Imahot. We all had a nice relaxed time welcoming Shabbat. Shabbat Shalom, 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 Yesharimwill 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.
Temple Beth El of South Orange County
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656