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Education Update for the Week of March 6, 2019

Education Update
for the week of
March 6, 2019
29 Adar I, 5779

Religious School & Family Education Information 

Grade 3 Kabbalat HaSiddur Ceremony Saturday, March 23, 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Students will lead parts of the service and receive their own personal siddur.

Grade 5 & 6 “On the Bimah” Saturday, March 23. Students in grades 5 and 6 are invited to lead the Torah service, together with Cantor Levine, to gain experience leading the congregation in prayer. Students should arrive by 9:45am and will participate until approximately 11:30am.

Spring Break – School Closed on March 10, 13, & 17.


Adult Education Opportunities


Shabbat Study series.  Selecct Shabbat Mornings at 1:00 PM.

  • On March 16, we begin our third Shabbat Study series to be led by Sue Resnick. The title of Sue’s series is Psalms. If you have any questions, please contact Martin Kagan at 713-270-4469. 

Inspired Book Club  2nd Saturday of the month following Kiddush lunch in the Board Room @ 1:00pm.

  • At the December meeting, we voted to read Mind the Gap, by Matthias Henze.

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

Opera 101 with Hazzan-in-Residence David Krohn Sundays, March 17, 24, 31, and April 14, 10:00-11:30 AM, in the Sanctuary.

  • CBS Hazzan-in-Residence David Krohn presents an introduction to the world of incredible voice and stage.


Congregation & Young Family Services


  • Candle Lighting 6:07 pm; Havdalah 7:07 pm  
  • Friday, March 8, 6:15 pm
  • Saturday, March 9, 9:00 am

Parashat Pekudei

  • Torah reading: Exodus 38:21-40:38
  • Haftarah: 1 Kings 7:40-7:50


                                                              Purim: Wednesday, March 20

                                                                 4:30-5:30-regular classes

                                                                 5:30- Special school program 

                                                                   6:00- Early dismissal!!


Discussion for the Shabbat Table - Parashat Pekudei

Most of us worry about money fairly often in our lives, especially when we have children. What offsets this worry is accountability and consciousness of the way we choose to spend our money. What we spend our money on reflects our priorities, and it is important that our behavior matches our priorities. Otherwise, there might be too little in the bank when it’s time to pay for college!

In Pekudei, our parashah of the week, each person in the community owes a half shekel, reflecting the high priority placed on community by the Israelites. Moreover, accountability is evident in the detailed description of the way that half shekel is to be used in the sanctuary.

It is a difficult challenge to instill accountability in our children in the context of our materialistic, consumption-focused society. One way to begin is to give children a modest weekly allowance, starting at five or six years of age. Encourage them to think about how much they will spend and how much they will save. To emphasize the importance of saving, take them with you to the bank to open a savings account. Perhaps this will motivate them to save a little bit each week, either for something big that they can pay for themselves or simply to save money for their future.

TALK TO YOUR KIDS about clarifying their priorities and aligning their spending habits with those priorities.

·  How do you feel when you spend money?
·  Are you conscious of the value of money in meeting your priorities?
·  What are other ways to realize your priorities without spending money?


Save the Date

March 24-27• Kehillah High Grade 12 AIPAC Convention 

April 14• RS Chocolate Seder

April 21-24• Closed for Passover break

Upcoming B’nei Mitzvah

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