How Bagels Can Get You a Trip to a Farm!

Keeping Connected  November 2023

On Sunday, October 22 our entire Religious School (Preschool – 7th grade) met at Good Pickin’ Farm in Westford, for a Noah’s Ark school experience. We all had a wonderful morning together, getting to see, pet and hold so many different farm animals. We all went on an “ark” ride (might have looked like a hay ride) around the farm, singing songs and talking about Noah and his ark. We ended with a snack of animal crackers! It was a really fun time for all. Some comments that I have heard since the trip include:

“It was so fun to do something as a whole school.”

“I saw so many kids having such a great time.”

“Can we go on another field trip?”

“Are we meeting at the farm or at temple next week for class?”

“I think we should always meet at the farm!”

“The goats were my favorite part.  Can we get a goat for temple?

Our field trip to the farm was funded by the Education Fund. The Education Fund supports many different things throughout the year. It provides enrichment opportunities and materials to supplement the school. In the past, the Fund has supported Sunday morning music, B’nai Mitzvah study materials, Family Shabbat dinners, new curriculum purchases, teacher trainings and so much more. Money gets into the Ed Fund through donations and through fundraising.

On Sunday, November 5, from 8:15am – 9am, the School Committee will be hosting a fundraising breakfast. For $5 a person, one can get a variety of breakfast items (bagels, fruit, muffins, beverages.) This happens to be the morning after moving the clocks so it is a great way to use your extra hour – enjoy breakfast with your friends and school community. In addition, drink tumblers will be on sale for $20 each. The tumblers were made by our own students, with Jewish Stars all over them, drawn by the students themselves. They are really beautiful and you will probably want one for yourself and one to give as a gift!

The School Committee is accepting donations of breakfast items to help offset the cost of the breakfast and to allow for more money to be added back into the Ed Fund for future programing.   Sign up to donate some food at this link-

We hope to see you and your family at the breakfast!

Thank you,



Schedule for November

  • Wednesday, November 1

            Hebrew School, 4:15pm – 6:00pm

            Chai School, 6:15pm-8:15pm

  • Friday, November 3

            6:00pm – Family Shabbat Dinner – all school families are invited

            7:00pm – Shabbat – led by the 6th/7th grade

  • Sunday, November 5

            School Breakfast Fundraiser – 8:15am-9am

            Religious School, 9am-11am

            Kitah Aleph – 11am – 12:15pm

  • Wednesday, November 8

            Hebrew School, 4:15pm – 6:00pm

            Chai School, 6:15pm-8:15pm

  • Sunday, November 12 – NO SCHOOL (long holiday weekend)
  • Wednesday, November 15

            Hebrew School, 4:15pm – 6:00pm

            Chai School – 6:15pm – 8:15pm

  • Friday, November 17

            Tot Shabbat at 6pm

  • Sunday, November 19

            Religious School, 9am – 11am

            Kitah Aleph – 11am – 12:15pm

            Bagels, Blocks and Beyond Playgroup – 9am – 10:30am

  • Wednesday, November 22 – NO SCHOOL 
  • Sunday, November 26 – NO SCHOOL 
  • Wednesday, November 29

            Hebrew School, 4:15pm – 6:00pm