Am Yisrael SJS Parent Orientation 9-2-15

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Message from Mr. Sherman

I hope this note finds you doing well and enjoying your summer.  Parent Orientation has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 2nd from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.  We will begin in the Sanctuary and move to the classrooms.  If you know of anyone who is not affiliated with a synagogue and is looking for a spiritual home, please let them know that we are around and would love to speak with them.  We have three services coming up that will be especially family oriented: (1) Friday, Aug. 7th: 6:30 p.m.-7:10 p.m. in the courtyard (weather permitting, otherwise in the Sanctuary); (2) Friday, Aug. 14th: 6:00 p.m. at Gillson Park in Wilmette (bring your own dairy/vegetarian dinner and a dessert to share) and (3) Sat. Aug. 22nd: 9:30 a.m. Intergenerational Torah Reading, followed by kiddush and swimming at the Rabbi and Dan’s home.

The first two days of Am Yisrael SJS classes for Gimel through Zayin are Wed. Sept. 9th and Wed. Sept. 16th.  We have no SJS on Sun. Sept. 13th (Erev Rosh Hashanah).  The first day of SJS for Junior Gan through 12th Grade is Sunday, Sept. 20th.  If you miss one of my emails, you can always look to find my messages to the Am Yisrael SJS families on my blog.

Finally, please note that I am in the midst of meeting with all of our teachers and planning out an amazing year at SJS.  It helps us tremendously to know which students are going to be enrolled in each of our classes in advance so that we not only order the proper number of materials, but structure our lessons according to how many students are in each class.  Please contact us in the office if you need us to re-send registration materials.

Warm regards,

Am Yisrael SJS Update & Summer Programming

Below is all of the information that you need to know for this summer update:
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Message from Mr. Sherman

(1) It has been a few weeks since I have written and as the first questions about when SJS starts in the fall are starting to arrive, it seems like a good time to check in.  The first three days of Am Yisrael SJS for the 2015-2016 year are as follows: Wed., Sept. 9th, Wed., Sept. 16th and Sun., Sept. 20th.  We will not be holding SJS on Sun., Sept. 13th since we have Rosh Hashanah services that same night.  The SJS calendar for the year will be mailed, emailed and placed on our website very soon.

(2) I will be sending out a separate email from Cantor Simon to the Pardes (9th-10th Grade) class.

(3) On Friday, August 7th, we will be having a special student-led service and would love to have many students to help lead this service, of all ages.  It will be a ruach filled evening, taking place from 6:30 p.m.-7:10 p.m.

(4) Shabbat Under the Stars is taking place Fri. Aug. 14 at 6:00 p.m. at Gillson Park.  Please bring your own dairy/vegetarian dinner and a dessert to share.

(5) We are having Intergenerational Torah reading on Shabbat morning, Aug. 22nd.  Please email me if you would like me to send one verse to each/some member(s) of your family.

(6) There are other events and a couple new videos, including: Family Promise, the Women’s League of Am Yisrael Potluck Dinner, Tisha B’Av services, our Rabbi’s leadership in the Rabbinical Assembly and the Art Chug video.  This can all be found on our synagogue website.

Wishing you and yours all the very best!       Shabbat Shalom

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