SEPTEMBER RELIGIOUS SCHOOL NEWSLETTER

Dear Parents,

We had a great opening day last Sunday, welcoming all of our students, new and old. There is nothing like the excitement of the first day to get everybody rolling towards the new school year with renewed interest.

At our closing assembly, I shocked the students by asking them to take out their cell phones! Here is the reason why: my challenge to them is that by the end of the school year, as a school body we can perform at least 2013 mitzvot. In keeping with our theme Sync your iJew: Find the Jew in You, I am asking them to use technology to communicate their mitzvah to me. They need to email me, so I asked them all to put my email address into their phones. The Mitzvah Counter will appear in our newsletter, on the totems in the temple lobby, and on our website. The class that does the most mitzvoth will win a prize!

I was so excited when just a few hours later, I received my first email from Fourth Grader Ben Bratter’s Mom: “Ben just participated in the Food Pantry/Soup Kitchen at Epiphany church. He also voluntarily and without any prompting, just gave me the $5 he earned to donate to the Jersey Animal Coalition. And lastly, today he helped me organize, pack and distribute household goods, toys and backpacks that I collected for distribution in Newark.”

Way to go Ben! You set a fine example that I know many of our students will follow. Please email me today with your child’s mitzvah: mschreff@tstinj.org.

L’Shanah Tovah to you and your families,

Mindy

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

                                         Our Religious School students help construct the foundation of a riverbed for our preschool outdoor classroom.  We are all part of the temple community so it is our responsibility to help nurture each other as we all grow and learn.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

CARPOOL INSTRUCTIONS

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL CARPOOL PROCEDURES FOR 2012

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

CALLING ALL TEENS!

WE WANT YOU TO BE A LEADER AT TSTI!

If you’re in grades 8-12 and would like to work in The Linda & Rudy Slucker Religious School 

Please let us know! 

Our Madrichim program teaches leadership skills and provides resume building opportunities

while working with children and peers.

  

          Duties may  include:   

  • Assisting teachers in the classroom
  • Tutoring students
  • Developing programs
  • Operating the library
  • Overseeing the office 

If you’re looking for an exciting challenging experience, come join our team of Madrichim!

Contact  Mindy Schreff:  mschreff@tstinj.org

___________________________________________________________________________________________

B’NOT MITZVAH

  9/8/12  Rachel Granados 


9/29/2012  Kayla Wolf 


9/29/2012  Ilana Lurie

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

 ATTENTION ALL ADULTS:

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

 

  High Holy Day Children’s Programs…

WE ARE SEEKING ADULT VOLUNTEERS  

THIS YEAR FOR BOTH

 

ROSH HASHANAH: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 at 8:00am

YOM KIPPUR: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 at 8:00am

Please email Tracy Horwitz at

 thorwitz@tstinj.org

Indicate when you are available to volunteer.

Please include your name, email address and telephone number.

We look forward to your positive response to that we can ensure the success of the High Holy Day
Children’s Programs.

______________________________________________________________________________________________

September Calendar

9/9  First Day of

       Religious School for K-6

9/11  3-6 Grade Program

          7th Grade Program

9/16 NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

9/18 NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

9/23 K-6

9/25 NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

9/30 K-6

__________________________________________________________

In the coming weeks you will receive a  school directory

that can be used to arrange carpools.

Please let us know if you do not want your information included.

dwolkoff@tstinj.org

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

 

BRING ONE

 We are asking families to  bring one non perishable food item

EACH TIME YOU COME TO THE TEMPLE

to be donated to the Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges

located just a few miles away in Orange.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s