Happy rainy Thursday and winter break, everyone!
Here's a recap of last Sunday's session, plus highlights for what's coming through the rest of December, into January, at TNS.
December 19 recap
Our last Sunday before winter break coincided with the last parsha of Genesis (Vayechi). It's where the brothers (Jacob's sons) do come back together, grandchildren are blessed, and we move on to the stories of Exodus.
Rabbi Micah kicked off the day with a Torah Talk focused on the power of names, which are highlighted in this parsha. We made up poem songs for many of our students' names and practiced blessings.
Following rabbi time, our kids split into their classrooms. Gan and Nitzotzot zeroed in on lessons on Shabbat, and our Shalhavot class cracked open our Chumashim and read through the torah portion to understand and discuss in more detail. We learned about the definition of "Israel," took in more detail of Jacob's sons, and discussed the blessing he gave to his grandsons, Ephraim and Menasseh, that we carry on today each Shabbat to our sons and daughters.
A thank you to the Hartless-Romero family for providing snacks - and leading in blessings! Please remember, I really need you to sign up for such help starting in January through the end of May:
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All my best
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.