The Linda And Rudy Slucker Religious School-January Newsletter

Dear Parents,

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!

L’Shalom,

Mindy

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Fourth Graders study Torah
Max Weisenfeld’s Fourth Grade class study Torah!

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Mitzvah counter: 579
This month:

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.

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January
1/1  No Religious School
1/4  4th Grade Family
Fun Night
1/6 K-6 classes
1st Grade Olympics
1/8  3rd- 6th grade classes
7th grade class
8th – 12th grade classes
1/13  K-6 classes
Camp Harlam comes to school!
1/15  3rd-6th grade classes
7th grade
8th – 12th grade classes
1/20 No Religious School
 
1/22   3rd- 6th grade classes
7th grade class
No Hebrew High 
 
1/27  K-6 classes
6th Grade Mitzvot
 of Metrowest
1/29  3rd-6th grade classes
7th grade class
No Hebrew High

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FOURTH GRADE FAMILIES:

PLEASE JOIN US  

FOR OUR 1ST

4TH GRADE AWESOME ONEG!

Friday, January 4, 2013  
 7:30 pm service
Students will participate in the 7:30 service. Following the service there will be a special and fun oneg  hosted by our teens and staff.
Please RSVP to Debi Wolkoff: dwolkoff@tstinj.org
 so we have enough snacks and supplies.
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6TH GRADE
MITZVOT OF METROWEST
Mitzvah Project  Expo for pre-Bar/Bat Mitzvah students and their parents.
Sunday, 1/27/13
11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Jewish Federation of 
Greater MetroWest NJ
901 Route 10
Whippany, NJ
This event is in lieu of classes.  Attendance will be taken and we strongly suggest your family attends this worthwhile event.
This is an awesome opportunity to get great Mitzvah project ideas!
Click this link for more details:

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1ST GRADE OLYMPICS

ATTENTION 1ST GRADE FAMILIES:

JOIN US FOR HEBREW OLYMPICS

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

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OUR B’NAI MITZVAH

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1/5 Nash Ferguson
 
1/12 Ava Krasner
 
1/26 Katie Leighton
 
1/26 Alexandra Deutsch

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food drive 2
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.
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INCLEMENT WEATHER PLAN
Winter has arrived!  In the event that Religious School is canceled due to inclement weather, you will receive a phone message from One Call Now & an email from Constant Contact advising you of the situation.  School closings will also be posted on our website and on our voice mail in the Religious School office.

In order for us to stay in touch via phone or email it is imperative that
we have your contact information for this year.
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