Sundays, 11:15 am - 1:00 pm;
Wednesdays, 4:30 - 5:20 pm
Teachers: Rabbi Ben Newman, Greg Lapushin (Sundays), Debra Aronson (Wednesdays) + Ellen Flaks (Wednesdays)
In Grade 5, the children’s study of Hebrew and prayer expands as they learn the Avot v’Imahot, Shalom Rav, Oseh Shalom, Lecha Dodi, V’shamru and Shalom Aleichem. Students have ample opportunity to practice their Hebrew reading this year to strengthen their skills as they prepare for their b’nei mitzvah. We also study the Jewish life cycle from birth through death and the many Jewish customs associated with life events. We also learn about the State of Israel—its creation in the wake of the Holocaust, its people, cities, religions, government, politics, foods, and culture—and continue to find deeper meaning in the themes of Shabbat and all the Jewish holidays. For Purim, Grade 5 enjoys the privilege and responsibility of creating and running our Temple-wide annual Purim Carnival!
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 4+5 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, February 7
Families with students in all grades are encouraged to attend all our monthly Family Services.
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.