Category Archives: Chai School News

Weekly Chai School Email

Dear Chai School Families, Thank you so much to Pam Lotke and Alex Cronin for hosting the sukkah building last week.  The two sukkot we decorated dazzled with colored cellophane while the paper chains and swirling lanterns decorated the insides.  After a discussion about ushpizin, guests in the sukkah, we read about some refugees and…
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Chai School Shabbaton

Dear 8th and 9th Grade Parents: For the last five years, at the request of our Chai School students, we added a Shabbaton (overnight at the Temple) at the beginning of the year in addition to our retreat which is a few months away. These overnights have been critical for forging bonds in and across…
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6th Grade and Chai School Sukkah Building

THE TIMING IN THIS EMAIL IS CORRECT! SORRY FOR THE ERROR IN THE SCHOOL WEEKLY EMAIL! Dear 6th Grade and Chai School Families, We look forward to seeing you at Sukkakh Building on Sunday from Noon- 2 PM at the home of Pam Lotke and Alex Cronin 608 Philadelphia Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912 Phone:…
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Weekly Chai School Email

Dear Chai School Teens and Families, Shana tovah! It was wonderful to see everyone at our Community Kick Off! During our Chai School session, we had the opportunity to get to know each other and started to decorate our weekly hot chocolate/tea mugs. These mugs are a new addition to our Chai School Sunday nights inspired…
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Yom Kippur

As many of you know we are having a food drive on Yom Kippur through the Manna Food Center. They will be providing is with a truck that we will use to collect food donations. The truck will at the Temple from about 9:30 am to 5 pm on Yom  Kippur and we are in…
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Pizza Club is Back!

Again this year, we will be offering pizza to the 6th and 7th Grade Evening, Chai School, Confirmation, and Post-Confirmation students as well as Wednesday evening (6:30 pm-8 pm) Hebrew students. Please fill out the form and return it with your payment to the Religious School Office no later than Sunday, September 24. THIS FORM…
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Yom Kippur Community Family Service – Participation Invitation

Dear 8th-12th grade, Rabbi Franken and Rabbi Ackerman would like to invite you to participate in the Yom Kippur Community Family Service Saturday, September 30 at 2:00 p.m.. He is looking for participants to act out parts of the Jonah story and to read English parts of the service. If you are interested  you would…
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Chai School Welcome

Dear Chai School Teens and Families, Shanah tovah and welcome to Chai School!  As we embark on a new year of fun, food and education, there are some important dates of which we'd like to make you aware. Of course we look forward to meeting and greeting everyone at the Community Kickoff Party on September 17 from…
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Garden Gathering and Meet & Greet – CORRECTED ADDRESS

Dear B’nai Mitzvah Families, Rabbi Franken, Rabbi Ackerman, Scott Kravetz and I are looking forward to greeting you on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at our home: 1106 Hawlings Road, Brookeville, MD 20833. Phone: 301-774-0352. Please plan on it taking you 45 minutes to get there: Take New Hampshire (605) North all the way past Brighton…
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Garden Gathering for 7th & 8th Grade Families

Join us for a Garden Gathering for 7th & 8th Grade Families (students, siblings & parents) and Meet and Greet with Rabbi John Franken Mon., September 4, 2017 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon (with lunch) at the home of Cantor Lisa & Andy Levine 106 Hawlings Road Brookeville, MD 20833 301-774-0352 Please RSVP (yes/no) to…
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