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Temple Shalom Announces New Senior Rabbi

Rabbi Rachel Ackerman Selected as Senior Rabbi of Temple Shalom Chevy Chase, MD. – Temple Shalom is pleased to announce that Rabbi Rachel Ackerman has been hired as the new senior rabbi of Temple Shalom in Chevy Chase, Maryland, beginning July 1, 2018.   Most recently, Rabbi Ackerman served as the associate rabbi of Temple…
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Temple Shalom Fifth Grade Family Email

Dear Fifth Grade Families, This past Sunday: This past Sunday we continued learning about Israel’s Law of Return.  We looked at some specific case studies of the application of the Law of Return throughout various time periods from across the world.  Students participated in a gallery walk highlighting video and article excerpts of events such…
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6th-12th Grade Families THIS Sunday

Dear Families of 6th-12th Graders, Just as a reminder, all students (and parents/guardians) will be having programming this Sunday morning, not evening. The entire community will be participating in Tikkun Olam Day on November 5 from 9:30 am- noon.  Although the day serves as religious school for the day we do ask that you RSVP…
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Tuesday Mitkadem Letter 10/31/17 Barbara Miller

Dear Parents, I hope all of my students are doing their Hebrew homework. Everyone who missed class today is cordially invited to attend Hebrew at either 4:30 or at 6:30 tomorrow. Thanks and please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Barbara
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Tuesday Mitkadem 10/31/2017

Dear Families, We had a wonderful class this evening. The students voted on working on their ramah binders for the whole class today. The ramah 5 students were working together on playing a Hebrew game to reinforce their vocabulary. During the entire game the students were cheering each other on! With all of the excitement,…
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Hebrew Update

Dear Parents, This week the students did a great job working.  All the groups worked hard and were able to accomplish a lot.  They also worked hard this week on reading prayers together as a group. We have used to different you tube channels to practice with.  These channels work similiar to Karaoke and which…
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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…
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First Grade Weekly Email-10/29

Dear First Grade Families, I apologize that this email is going out so late. Last week there were so many new things! We had our first Tefilah services with Cantor Lisa. This is a special time for learning and experiencing prayers in our sanctuary. Our class will participate in Tefilah once a month throughout the…
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Pre-K Sunday

Greetings, Today, we learned about Kiddush cups and saying the Kiddush on Friday nights. We learned that we drink wine/grape juice out of a Kiddush cup which is a special cup that is meant to look different in honor of Shabbat and we usually start Shabbat with the blessing over the wine.  We watched Shalom…
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