A Bit of School Life in Pictures

Friendship Bracelets

We held an amazing Friendship Bracelet sale in February with the profits going right into our tzedakah collection for the year.  We were able to add $280 to our tzedakah collection!  It is beautiful to see students and grownups around the temple wearing the various friendship bracelets.  If you would still like to purchase friendship bracelets, you can go to mayanhands.org and buy some more!  (Mayan Hands is the organization that we are collecting tzedakah for this year.)




The addition of the profits from the bracelet sale helped our weaving get bigger but we still have a ways to go.  Please consider giving to tzedakah each week to help us reach our goal this year.  We want to see the weaving reach the top of the loom!

Word of the Week

This year we began the idea of offering a Hebrew Word of the Week.  The weekly word changes on Wednesdays.  Teachers and students try to use the word during conversation or prayer.  Some classes have been playing matching games with the Hebrew word and its’ English equivalent.  The 6th graders sometime write a story, trying to incorporate as many words of the week as they can.  I see families stopping at the Word of the Week board in the lobby and learning a new word.  It has been fun to hear various Hebrew words being used throughout the building and seeing confidence and joy in the students as they include some new Hebrew words into their repertoire.  I hope you try to learn a new word or two and use it in your daily life.


We have a vibrant and spirited preschool class that meets a few Sundays each month.  This small but mighty group adds so much enthusiasm and joy to our Sunday mornings.  They keep busy all morning learning through reading books, doing crafts, singing songs, movement, food and enjoying a new addition to the classroom this year, a sensory table!  The table materials change according to their curriculum.  This year the students have explored a table full of Jewish stars, water beads and dreidels and most recently, a table with sand and trees as the class explored Tu B’Shevat.  The hands-on nature of this table allows the students to explore, engage, talk and play all while learning in meaningful and enjoyable ways.

I could go on and on sharing the joys and delights of so many awesome things happening inside our temple during school hours!  I hope you can take a moment and share some of your own joys and delights surrounding Religious and Hebrew School.

Please take some time to look at the calendar at the bottom of this article.  March is a busy month for the school with Purim, Shabbat dinner, lots of Family Ed and so much more!

As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, comments or concerns.

Thank you,




Wednesday, March 1, 2023 – Welcome Back Rabbi Perry!

            Hebrew School

Friday, March 3 – Family Shabbat

            Dinner at 6pm

            Shabbat Service at 7pm

Sunday, March 5

            Purim Shpiel and Carnival for students and families – 10:00am

Wednesday, March 8

            Hebrew School

Sunday, March 12



                  3rd grade family ed

            5th grade family ed

Tuesday, March 14

            Post Confirmation at Rabbi Perry’s home

Wednesday, March 15

            Hebrew School

Friday, March 17 

            Tot Shabbat at 6pm at Congregation Shalom

Sunday, March 19



                  4th grade family ed

            Shacharit service at 10:15am

Wednesday, March 22

            Hebrew School

            Chai School Session 3 begins

Sunday, March 26


            6th grade family ed

Wednesday, March 29

            Hebrew School

            Chai School