The End and the Beginning, with Hebrew Practice in the Middle!

Keeping Connected June 2023

Thank you again to everybody for helping to create a successful school year. So many great things happened during the course of the year and we were able to end the year with well-deserved fun celebrations! I am so grateful to be part of this school community!

The summer will bring with it lots of work in continuing to figure out and design the school for next year, including class configurations, curriculum, staffing and so much more. Please send in your registration forms if you have not already done so. It is so important for us to have that information as we move ahead with plans for the next school year. I welcome any suggestions and questions as this important work continues throughout the next few months.

I cannot stress enough the importance of practicing Hebrew this summer. This was a year of amazing Hebrew learning and progress. No practice over the summer will result in a summer slide back, leading us to have to use more time next year in review and less time moving forward with continued learning. Stay tuned for opportunities for students and classes to meet this summer for some fun Hebrew review followed by a trip to Sully’s and other fun times together. These opportunities will be offered on Wednesdays in the late afternoon and evening. I will also be available to meet with any student or a group of students for some summer Hebrew practice. Please reach out to me if this is something you are interested in pursuing this summer. In addition, let me know if you need help and suggestions in ways to help your student continue to practice Hebrew this summer.

As you know, we will be proudly be sending a check for over $1300 to Mayan Hands from our tzedakah efforts this year. We had an amazing year with the tzedakah project, including weekly donations, friendship bracelet sales, time with Anne and Brenda from Mayan Hands, weaving opportunities and more.  As a reminder, you can continue to purchase items and goods from Mayan Hands at

Friday, June 2 – 7pm, Teacher Appreciation Shabbat – the teachers have worked so hard this year with enthusiasm and dedication.  Come and support the teachers as we celebrate all their hard work.

Friday, June 16 – 6pm, Tot Shabbat – join us as the youngest members of our community join together in song and prayer and fun as we honor Shabbat

Monday, June 19 – Last Post Confirmation class, at Rabbi Perry’s at 7:00pm.

Friday, June 23 – 6pm, Graduation Shabbat (come and celebrate four young adults as they graduate and move on to their college experiences.  All four students (Aliah, Hannah, Noah and William) have helped out in the school in so many ways over the course of their Congregation Shalom journey.  It will be a Shabbat service that you won’t want to miss!

Wishing a wonderful summer.

With gratitude,