Addison M. & Elizabeth Opper Religious School News
Dear TBR families,
The Hebrew month of Cheshvan introduces us to significant Torah portions.
Just a few weeks ago we talked about new beginnings and read about the creation. This month we read about another beginning, the story of Noah's Ark and the Flood. God was not happy with the way people treated each other and decided to restart or (Ctrl+Alt+Delete)! Many times in life we have to fully invest ourselves in new beginnings when we truly want to make improvements and avoid our mistakes from the past. Then we will continue with the stories about Abraham and the Promised Land (the Jewish land), the three angels and the binding of Isaac that teaches us about caring for others, commitment and rewards.
There are so many great stories and values in the Bible that we can learn from and apply to our own lives.
As we start our third month of Religious School, we should take some time and reflect on the first 2 months, think about things that we may want to improve or adjust. This may help us to ensure a better new beginning and help to pave a strong foundation for a great year.
Our youth programs for the High Holidays and the Sukkah Hop were meaningful and well attended. Our community is growing and the school’s spirit is positive and supportive! Please take a moment to look at our wonderful upcoming special events for November.
Grandparents and Special Friends Day – Nov 6, 9:30am – Noon.
Shabbat Experience– Nov 19, 9:30am – Noon. Religious School will take place on Shabbat instead of a Sunday. “More than the Jews have kept the Shabbat, the Shabbat has kept the Jews”
One of our goals this year is to engage students and families in Shabbat. The program is purposefully designed to help teach about Jewish life as Jewish life is happening, through experiences and actions.
I hope that your High Holy Day celebrations were meaningful and yummy.