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Education Update for the Week of March 21, 2018

Education Update
for the week of
March 21, 2018
5 Nisan 5778


Religious School & Family Education Information

March 31 First Day of Passover! CBS Religious School will be closed on April 1 & 4 for Pesach break.


Religious School Passover Celebration Sunday, March 25. During Religious School hours, students will play the "Seder Board Game", a live action, human size board game. Students will travel through the 15 steps of the Sedar, interactively, as they learn about the key components to the Passover Sedar!


A Taste of Kehillah High Sunday, March 25, 9:45-11:45am at Congregation Beth Israel. Please meet at CBI in the Bifty Lounge in place of our normal school schedule. All current 7th graders are invited to attend and learn about Kehillah High! Meet the Director, teachers and students currently participating in the program. Parents are invited to join for a Q&A at 11:15am.  


Primary Grades Visit the Library Sunday, April 8. The PreK-2nd grade classes will be visiting our CBS library and will read a story by our Librarian Susan Schlien


Grade 3 and 4 Class Service and Family Dinner Friday, April 13, 6:15-8:15 pm.  Students in grades 3 & 4 will participate in the Friday evening service.  Following services we will gather for a Shabbat dinner.  The dinner is subsidized so the cost is $27.00 for an immediately family.  Grandparents, aunts, uncles and other guests are $8.00 per person.  Please RSVP to [email protected] so that we can prepare food accordingly. 


Registration for 2018-2019 will be available on April 15! Early Bird prices will apply until by June 15.


Junior Congregation Saturday, April 14, 10:30 am-11:50am. All students in grades 3-6 are expected to attend. Parents and families are welcome to attend as well.


Adult Education Opportunities


Mussar with Rabbi Wolbe  Sundays 11:15 am-12:15pm  


Youth & Young Family Progamming Opportunities


Kadima Konvention March 23-25, Ft. Worth, TX. Open to all 5th-8th Graders! Registration is OPEN! Join Kadima for a “Hawaiian roller coaster ride” of a weekend. Pre-teens will enjoy intergalactic activities, special Shabbat services and programs and plenty of time to make memories with you SWUSY family! 


Congregation & Young Family Services 


Candle Lighting 7:17pm; Havdalah 8:25pm    

Friday, March 23, 6:15 pm 

Saturday, March 24, 9:00 am 

Hannah, Rachel & Shira Kraut Become B’not Mitzvah!
Torah reading: Leviticus 7:11-15 - 7:35-38
Haftarah: Jeremiah 7:21 - 8:3; 9:22 - 9:23


Mini Minyan Friday, April 13, 5:45-6:30pm. Join us for an amazing family Shabbat experience for families with children six years of age and younger.


Friday Night Ruach Friday, April 20, 6:15pm. Join us for a journey of food and song as we celebrate the spirit of Shabbat! Following services will be a dinner. Please consider sponsoring your favorite month from now until May. You may contact Erin Lepselter ([email protected]) for more information. 


Parashat Hashavuah - Tzav


Discussion for the Shabbat Table

Most of us are good at seeing flaws around us or within us. However, we may have difficulty realizing how much in our lives actually works well. Acknowledging this fact is at the heart of feeling gratitude. Gratitude is central to affirming all that we have and all that others do for us; in fact, it is central to a feeling of well-being. When feeling grateful, we are conscious of the manifold blessings in our lives.


In this week’s Torah portion the Israelites express their thanksgiving by bringing an offering to the Temple of an animal or a vegetarian option of grain. Something concrete is offered to show one’s gratitude. Gratitude, in the Torah, is an integral part of one’s spiritual life.


We too can nurture this feeling in ourselves and our children. Try stopping for a few moments each day and thinking of all the things you have for which to be grateful. When we do so, we become conscious of how much we really have in our lives and feel enriched. It is also a good habit to encourage in our children. It’s important not only to encourage them to say thank you by rote, but to help them become aware of what they have in their lives. In this way they can form a life-long habit of feeling and being grateful for the many blessings they have.


TALK TO YOUR KIDS about all the blessings they have in their lives.


·  What are things for which you feel grateful?

·  What are some ways to show gratitude?

·  How can we learn to appreciate ourselves and those around us more?


Save the Date 

May 2 • Kehillah High Graduation and Early Dismissal  

May 5 • Junior Congregation 

May 6 • Promotion Ceremony

May 11 • Mini Minyan

May 12 • Grades 5-6 On the Bimah

May 13 • Gus Levy Maccabiah and Closing Day of Religious School

May 18 • Friday Night Ruach

May 20 • Shavuot Family Program


Upcoming B’nei Mitzvah

April 14               Noah Johnson

April 14 (evening) Emma Kay

May 19                 Maya Lieberson

May 26                 Max Slater

June 9                  Adar Eliezer