Sundays, 9:15 - 11:00 am
Teacher: Debra Aronson
Our morning begins each week with Assembly at 9:15 am—parents welcome! In Grade 2, the students learn all the letters of the Alef-Bet and their accompanying vowels, and begin to read simple Hebrew words. Our special study of Shabbat and it’s traditions incorporates a yearlong project, in which children’s Shabbat literature is studied and our students are inspired to create what will become their Shabbat heirlooms of candlesticks, Kiddush cups and challah covers. In addition, stories of Genesis are read aloud, discussed, and interpreted through drama and puppetry. The class has an ongoing discussion about the importance of tzedakah, and we collect funds in our tzedakah box each week that are donated in the spring to an organization of the class’ choice. Reading stories, singing songs, and creating art projects in celebration of the Jewish holidays are an integral part of our exciting curriculum.
GRADE 2 OPPORTUNITIES + EXPERIENCES
Rosh Hashanah Family Service, followed by Family Holiday Activity, Monday, September 10, 2:00 – 3:45 pm
Yom Kippur Family Service, Wednesday, September 19, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Grades 2+3 Family Shabbat Dinner + Service, Friday, December 7, 6:30 pm
Sharing Community collection, led by Grades 2+3, Sunday, December 16
Purim Carnival (in lieu of regular class),
Sunday, March 17, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tzedakah Day/Last Day of Classes, Sunday, May 19
Sunday ARRIVAL + DISMISSAL
Please note that on Sunday mornings, we begin with Assembly in the Sanctuary. We encourage all families to join us for their children’s Assembly. Dismissal for Grades K+1, parents will pick up their children directly from the classroom. Students in Grades 2+3 will be dismissed to the parking lot.
Grades 4-6 will end the day with Assembly, starting at 12:40 pm. We encourage all families to join us.
GRADES 2+3 SHABBAT AND FAMILY DINNER + SERVICE
Join your child’s grade for a Shabbat dinner at
6:30 pm with family, classmates, and teachers. Then, at 7:30 pm, we welcome the entire congregation to our lively Family Shabbat Service, in which your child’s grade will participate.
Friday, December 7
Families with students in all grades are encouraged to attend all our monthly Family Services.
THE SHARING COMMUNITY
Once a month, Temple Beth Shalom provides a lunch of baked ziti and loaf cakes for some 200 hungry men, women and children through The Sharing Community in Yonkers. As part of a continuing effort to make Tzedakah an integral part of our program, the Religious School will once again be leading this endeavor, and families in Grades
2 + 3 will be asked to sign up on our emailed Google document to contribute:
Sunday, December 16, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
As always, the entire congregation is encouraged to sign up to contribute food each month.
PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We are also looking for Religious School Class Parents in all grades. We appreciate your input and invite you to share talents, interests, hobbies, and professions. We also need your help with Tzedakah project.