What a great report I got from last Sunday. A huge yasher koach and thank you to Maxi for leading the charge. I heard she did an amazing job leading Torah Talk about the parting of the Red Sea and then tying the lesson in to the kids yoga she led. What a treat!
Of course thank you to all our regular teachers and TAs who kept things going too. The Gan class made Miriam’s tambourines and continued to talk about courage. Responsibility is the value in older classes. Here are some of the pics I received:
So for this next week we will host the Tu B’shvat Community Session at TNS from 930-1130. Phylissa (Ethan and Jonah’s mom) will be in charge and definitely relying on your support. Be ready to help move tables and chairs and help with set up/clean up! It will be a robust Tu B’shvat program with multiple stations, learning sessions and rabbis. Most of it is planned for outdoors so we can stay as cautious as possible. Of course if your child isn’t feeling well, please do not send them in Sunday.
Parents, please do plan to stay for Rabbi Micah’s adult education session entitled “Identifying the seeds and shells of our souls” It will be during the kids’ “class” time and be out in the patio.
Please note too that 15 minutes into school starting this Sunday we will close the gate. There will also be more communication about any further measures tns is taking to help with our synagogue’s security.
On a lighter note, please send me any pics from this Sunday too! The Bandaris are sorry not to be there and will look forward to returning to our TNS family. In fact, I lead Shabbat services on Jan 28 and will be there to lead International Holocaust Remembrance Day recognition with a special animated film from the SLO Jewish Film Festival (www.slojff.com) on Jan 30 with the school. For the older kids, please do read “Diary of Anne Frank” by Jan 30 and try to prepare a few words to say about it.
Take care everyone and be in touch. Do please text or email me if you cannot attend school next week.
Religious School Director, Lauren Bandari
Mom, educator, Jewish community advocate, Lauren Bandari, has the privilege of running the TNS religious school. She is passionate about teaching and connecting our kids, solidifying a strong sense of Jewish identity, and finding joy in our beautiful traditions.