Category Archives: All Religious School News

Kehillat Shalom Adult Learning: Illness, Healing, and Wholeness

Join us at 9 AM for coffee and schmoozing with an introduction to the morning at 9:20 AM. Block 1 (9:30-10:15) MITZVAH CORPS: Part I With Betsy Kingery As we age many of us find ourselves managing various illnesses of our own or of aging loved ones. Temple Shalom member Betsy Kingery, a retired nurse,…
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Seeking Purim Prize Donations

The Religious Education Committee is seeking prize donations for this year's Purim carnival, to be held on Sunday, March 4th. Donations can include new or gently used toys, books, CDs, DVDs, or crafts, artwork, collectibles, gift certificates, or event tickets. Donations will be awarded as prizes for carnival game winners. Please deliver any donations to the school office…
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NO Hebrew School Today!

Dear Wednesday Hebrew School, Since MCPS canceled today there will be NO Hebrew School classes per our synagogue procedure. We encourage all students to practice their Hebrew today. Rabbi Rachel
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Chai School and Beyond Mitzvah Day!

Dear 8th and  9th Graders and Parents, Many years ago one of our Chai School students suggested that we all participate in a Mitzvah Day on Super Bowl Sunday since most students wanted to watch the game. The tradition continues. Please read the attached documents and join us as we engage in Tikkun Olam at A Wider Circle on Sunday, February 4th…
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School Email 5778 – January 17, 2018

One does not keep children from school even to build the Temple.  ~Talmud, Tractate Shabbat Rabbi Rachel's Message In case you missed the announcement, I  wanted you to know that Mimi Goldstein, mother of Scott Kravetz has passed away.  Shiva will be held today and Thursday at Scott's home (10118 Dallas Ave, Silver Spring, MD) with…
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Chai School Update

We hope you had a nice long weekend! This Sunday, January 21st, we are inviting all 8th grade families to come join us from 7:30-8:00 pm! The 8th graders will be presenting our philanthropy project the teens have been working on for the past few months! We hope to see you there! 8th Grade: Last…
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First Grade Weekly Email for 1/14/18

Dear Families, We had a great 1st grade class last week! Jennifer and Hillel were absent, but Xani and Jonah had the pleasure of teaching all about Tu B'shevat! The students learned that on Tu B'shevat we honor the trees and the world. We started by learning about Honi the Circle Maker, a story from…
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Hebrew School Weekly Update

Dear Parents, Hope you are staying warm! This Wednesday at Hebrew school, our schedule differed a little from the norm due to an upcoming fifth-grade service. After Tefilah, which was lead by a student with an upcoming Bat Mitzvah, I worked with  Rabbi Ackerman and the 5th graders on their service prep (which will take place…
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Pre-K Sunday

Greetings, On Sunday, we learned about how we end Shabbat with Havdallah. We learned about how we look for 3 stars in the sky to mark the end of the Shabbat. We talked about the symbols of Havdallah: grape juice (or wine as all the kids tell me when I say grape juice!), spice box,…
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Temple Shalom Kindergarten Scoop Week of 1/7

Shalom everyone! Here are some highlights from this past Sunday's class... Music with Ms. Emily in the classroom Shalom Sesame and Bimbam videos on Abraham and the Three Guests, on the theme of Hachnasat Orchim (welcoming guests) Discussion: When your friends are in your home, how do you welcome them? When you visit someone and are…
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