Religious School: November Newsletter

Relgious School Newsletter for the Month of:
November 2013

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Dear Parents,

Happy Thanksgivukkah!  We are so very excited to be celebrating this once in a lifetime event!

On Sunday, November 17th we will celebrate!  In addition to special treats, we will have an active visit from Camp Harlam, including a rousing song session with Dan, their head song leader!  They are going to bring some camp-style Chanukah spirit to school.  Parents, please join us at 11:00 am to meet Assistant Director Alex Gelman, who will be joined by two of our campers and their parents to talk about their amazing experiences at camp!  Interested students can join us at 11:00 and then stay for pizza at 11:30.  RSVP is a MUST! Please RSVP to

The close proximity of Thanksgiving and Chanukah this year is a great opportunity to remind our students about thankfulness and giving to others.  Please continue to encourage your child(ren) to bring food for our food challenge-the food pantry is struggling to feed so many in need.  We give thanks for your support, and for instilling thoughtfulness in your children- if is so heartwarming to see so many students enter our building carrying food for others!



There IS religious school on Tuesday, November 5, 2013

There is NO religious school on Sunday, November 10, 2013



Come be a part of our new
Youth Choir

  Sing some old favorites, learn new ones,

and sing with your friends!

Meet in the sanctuary right after religious school!

Every Sunday from 11:30-12:00


b'nai mitzvah

Our B’nai Mitzvah

11/2 Sophie Goldman

11/2 Sasha Aronson

11/2 Katie Darvin

11/2 Noah Wilk

11/9 Joshua Rubel

11/9 Nathaniel Steigbigel

11/9 Alex Rievman

11/9 Evan Glotzer

11/16  Caroline Friend

11/23  Michael Schweidel

11/23 Margot Present

11/23 Lily Rothberg


Please Note

November 3rd

4th Grade
Parent Meeting

November 10th

No Religious School

November 17th 

Celebrate Chanukah!

November 26th

No Religious School
No Hebrew High

For a full calendar of events, please click HERE  



Turkey and Food and Winter Wear Drive

Sunday, November 24th
8:30-12:30 – Gellis Plaza

Collecting for distribution at The Interfaith Food Pantry before Thanksgiving: Frozen (never defrosted) turkeys,Thanksgiving dinner foodstuffs (cranberry sauce, stuffing, yams, green beans, boxed mashed potatoes) and other non-perishable food.  New and gently used coats, hats, gloves, winter sweaters, snow wear, boots.

If you cannot drop off on Sunday, items  (except frozen turkeys) can be left in the TSTI main entry coat closet the week before.


school directory

In the coming weeks you will receive a religious school directory.

Please email if you do not want information shared.


Food donation photo


We are asking families to  bring one non perishable food item


to be donated to the  Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges located just a few miles away in Orange.


Lost and Found rev


 Please stop by the religious school office to check out our Lost & Found.  We’re accumulating sweatshirts, jackets, backpacks and much more!




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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