Dear Shir Libeynu Members and Friends,

I am writing to you to ask for your support of our new and continuing education initiatives.

Many of us, I know, had excellent Jewish educations. Some, like myself, had fair to middling educations, with well-meaning teachers who had little idea of how to reach children living in largely secular worlds. And, unfortunately, others among us had sparse to no Jewish educations growing up.

Here at Congregation Shir Libeynu, we are trying to do it better. We have hired a group of smart, energetic young teachers with a passion for Jewish life and for reaching the children where they live. All of us working on the new and continuing initiatives are committed to creating an engaging curriculum that will welcome children into a life of learning about their Jewish heritage and its relevance to the challenges that they face in their everyday worlds. As well, we will work together to continually revise and re-examine the program as we receive feedback from children and families.

How can you support us?

First, if you have children be sure they attend the program that is appropriate for them:  young children at our monthly Shabbat early-childhood program; school-age children at our monthly Junior Congregation,also on Shabbat mornings;  and our new Shir Libeynu School, weekly on Sundays; B'nei mitzvah children in the eight-session enrichment program designed just for them.

Second, tell your neighbours and friends about the new programs. Invite them to attend services with you and get to know us. This kind of outreach is the surest way of building a strong synagogue.

Third, keep in mind that education is a community responsibility that adheres to all of us whether we have children or not; whether we attend services all the time or some of the time; and whether we are focused on the past, present or future of Jewish life. There's something for everyone to learn from helping to educate others!

I am looking forward to seeing you in September.

Toda raba,

Jonathan Silin,
Education Director and Long-time Member,
Congregation Shir Libeynu

READ Rabbi Goldberg's description of our exciting, newest initiative, the weekly Shir Libeynu School.
 


New and  Continuing Education Initiatives

Junior Congregation

Shir Libeynu School

Bnei Mitzvah Enrichment Program





New and  Continuing Education Initiatives

Junior Congregation

Shir Libeynu School

Bnei Mitzvah Enrichment Program
 
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