You may have all just seen my update for the May 21 Campout, so I will start with that before TNS school news:
Yesterday honored Mother's Day - teaching the kids how to say "Yom HaEm Sameach," and we took out our Chumashim to read in this past week's parsha, the very first commandment repeated in Kedoshim is to honor one's mother and father! We read the "Woman of Valor" proverb (in the Sim Shalom Siddur, page 310), and reviewed the Hebrew words for members of our mishpacha (our family). Here's a picture of yesterday's guests during Torah Talk - Ima (mom), Abba (dad), Yalda/Bat (female child/daughter), Yeled/Ben (male child/son), and Tinok (baby) - please try to review this with your kids! -
A big Todah Rabah to our newest student and Israeli guest, Assaf, who is living here in SLO for a short period of time, but will be a part of our TNS family until he returns to Israel. He speaks only Hebrew, so he is sharing his vocabulary with fellow kids and learning how we express Judaism here in America. Please introduce yourselves to his parents Idit and Baruch if you have the chance.
Class time focused on Hebrew terms, Israel, and Kavod, or respect. Individual Hebrew review continued with Binah and Malca. We also had a beautiful kiddush snack hosted by the Hartless-Romero's and leftover cake from our TNS New Member Family Shabbat this last Friday (thanks to Dinah)! The kids all shared one thing they were grateful for to eat the cake....the majority of them said MOM!
Upcoming TNS School Dates and Reminders:
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.