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Following the soul-searching of the High Holidays and the joyous appreciation of nature and the harvest during Sukkot, we find ourselves reflecting on what we consider our school challenges, and how these challenges are really, unquestionably, gifts. At the Religious School, we are incredibly grateful that one of our biggest challenges is our growth. One of our most important goals is to make sure that each and every student, from kindergarten through high school graduation, feels seen and valued. We want to be certain that regardless of our numbers, people experience a strong sense of connectedness. In this regard, we ask for your help. Come to the events that bring people together. Our holiday celebrations and Celebration Shabbat can be respites from the harried and hurried jam-packed lives that we lead. They can be the closest we come to small-town experiences of communal enjoyment. Save the dates, plan with friends, attend, celebrate, and enjoy. These are the moments our kids will remember; these are what will form indelible associations between Judaism and joy for years to come. 

Events this month include: Celebration Shabbat at the Irmas Campus on Friday, November 15, and at the Glazer Campus on Friday, November 22; save the date for our Chanukah family celebrations, at the Irmas campus on Wednesday, December 11, and at the Glazer Campus on Sunday, December 15. 

As we count our blessings this month with friends and family during Thanksgiving, please take a moment to remember those who are in need. Religious School, which is hosting a booth at the Karsh Family Social Service Center’s Big Give on Sunday, November 24, is now collecting items related to dental hygiene: toothbrushes, floss, and toothpaste. Students can bring these new items to class or to the school office for this event. 

To learn about volunteer opportunities, including the scheduling of volunteer trainings, please email Elizabeth Green at

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