I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very happy and healthy 2013. I hope that this year brings you time to share quality time with family and friends. This month is jammed packed with several active learning opportunities for our K-7th graders! What is the next best thing to going to summer camp…….summer camp coming here! We will chase away the winter blues with visits from Camp Harlam, our Reform Movement camp in the nearby Poconos, and Eden Village, a jewish farm camp in Upstate New York. Their staff will be bringing active educational programming that enhances our curriculum and gets our kids moving and having fun camp-style! Watch for a detailed email about a family information session for Camp Harlam on Sunday, January 13th. Rabbi Miller and her Fourth Grader Sam will be attending Camp Harlam this summer (2nd session) and hope many of our students will join them!
On Tuesday, December 4th, we had a Seventh Grade Mitzvah Night where our students made soup, muffins and scarves that were distributed at the Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges. During that night the students also shared some of the amazing things they do on their own:
Ben Olender: I cleaned up the shore and the forest from Hurricane Sandy.
Sasha Aronson: I helped less privileged kids to learn baseball.
Jake Tessler: I have been a member in the friendship circle and I’m also going to start working with autistic children.
Mia Achitoov: I volunteered at a place where I sort food to be given to the people affected by the hurricane.
Matt Nichter: My mitzvah was going to an organization by the name of Shining Stars, in which I shadow disabled children and help them excel/play sports.
Nate Benson: I tutored kids, helped with homework.
Jay Ascher: So far I have helped feed elderly and have made a care package for someone in need! It was great!
Eli Paul: My mitzvah is going to be gathering soccer gear [cleats, sweatpants, shorts, etc…] for a poor community in Africa.
FOURTH GRADE FAMILIES:
PLEASE JOIN US
FOR OUR 1ST
4TH GRADE AWESOME ONEG!
1ST GRADE OLYMPICS
ATTENTION 1ST GRADE FAMILIES:
JOIN US FOR HEBREW OLYMPICS
ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 2013
AT 9:00 AM
IN THE BALLROOM
COFFEE & BAGELS WILL BE SERVED
PLEASE BRING IN A PLAIN WHITE T-SHIRT AND YOUR CHILD’S HEBREW NAME.
PIZZA LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED AT 11:00 A.M.
PLEASE RSVP TO DWOLKOFF@TSTINJ.ORG
OUR B’NAI MITZVAH
we have your contact information for this year.