Chai School Update

Dear Chai School Parents,

On Sunday the Chai School students finished preparations for the service they will lead on Friday evening, November 3rd.  We hope you will all join us for the potluck at 6:15 pm. If you cannot be there at 6:15 pm, we do need your student on the bimah with all of their parts and materials no later than 7 pm for the 7:30 pm service. Please sign up to participate in the potluck here.

With Xani the teens finished their artistic representations of the Shabbat prayers. The teens wrote reflections of their art that will be on display on our Chai School Shabbat this Friday!

Garrett's group broke into two. One group of students finished their dvar torah on the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Another group of students wrote the script for and finished planning their skit on the Akeidah. They also delved into the narrative and midrash that help explain odd things in the story.

In Cooking with Roberta, the students broke into three small groups with each preparing a different variety of mandelbrot (literally means almond bread in German), a twice-baked cookie similar to biscotti.  Come to Friday’s service and taste all three!

Attached below are the parts for the service so everyone can look over their parts. We had some practice last night but if anyone wants to refresh their memory before the service they can find their part listed here.

Also, in lieu of our regular evening class on November 5, Chai School students (and we hope parents and guardians, as well) will participate in Tikkun Olam Day. We will be meeting from 9:30-noon and will have an opportunity to engage with Congressman Jamie Raskin as well as attend a number of other really interesting sessions. The program is free, but please RSVP ASAP so that we have enough materials and bagels! You can RSVP here:

The schedule for the upcoming weeks is as follows:

  • Friday, November 3, 6:15 pm: Potluck; 7 pm: Service practice
  • Sunday, November 5, 9:30 am-noon: Tikkun Olam Day
  • Sunday, November 12, 6-8 pm
  • Sunday, November 19, 6- 8pm
  • Sunday, November 26, NO CLASS (Thanksgiving weekend)

Looking forward to seeing you on Friday!

Rabbi Rachel, Roberta, Xani, and Garrett

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