Twelfth Week: SJS Sun. 11/23 & No Classes on Wed. 11/26

Message from Mr. Sherman
This coming Sunday, Nov. 23rd we try to pull off yet another miracle for our neighbors at the Ark.  Please do your best to bring at least one toiletry item, although more are certainly appreciated.  Our Heh Class will package these items which will then be delivered as Chanukah gifts.  The Jewish Reading Challenge continues as our students continue to read both Jewish-themed books and improve their Hebrew Reading Skills.  Tonight at 6:30 p.m. our Dalet and Heh Classes join Cantor Simon and the Friday Night Live band The Shabbatones on the bimah to help lead several prayers that they already know very well.  We ask them to come a few minutes early and sit in the first few rows on the Cantor’s side of the Sanctuary.  As always, please take a moment to check out what is going on in your child(ren)’s classes, by checking out the quick links above. Our teachers are extremely diligent about documenting the SJS experience for you, including parent prompt questions that spark excellent conversations. We hope that many from our Gan through Bet (K through 2nd) community will enjoy their Youth Group Field Trip this Sunday!  We wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and will resume classes on Wed. Dec. 3rd following this Sunday’s classes. Mazal Tov to Mia Strubel Iram and her entire family as she will be called to the Torah this Shabbat as a Bat Mitzvah.  Shabbat Shalom!
Ark Chanukah Gifts
Our friends at the Ark are going to be given very practical gifts by us.  On Sunday, Nov. 23rd our Heh Class (with a few parent volunteers) will be packaging toiletries.  We ask that students from each class bring in the following over the course of the next nine days:
Please be sure to bring at least one of the assigned toiletries and drop them in the bins in the school lobby from 11/9 through 11/23 as follows (Please feel free to bring items not assigned specifically to your child(ren)’s class(es)):
  • Gan (K): toothbrushes
  • Aleph (1st Grade): toothpaste
  • Bet (2nd Grade): shampoo
  • Gimel (3rd Grade): conditioner
  • Dalet (4th Grade): deodorant
  • Heh (5th Grade): body lotions
  • Vav (6th Grade): soap (bar or shower gel)
  • Zayin (7th Grade): kleenex
  • Prozdor (8th Grade): shower caps
  • Pardes (9th Grade): mouthwash
  • Confirmation (10th Grade): nail care items
Second Annual Judy Grossbard Memorial Jewish Reading Challenge 

All Gan through Zayin SJS students are in the midst of reading Jewish-themed books and keeping track of their minutes. We will celebrate with the winners and with all of our Jewish learners at an ice cream social on Sunday, Dec. 14th. Extra copies of the forms can be found HERE.

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