Volume 2018-2019, Issue 7
April Showers Bring ... Passover!
Spring Break has come and gone, but our Religious School students worked very hard for their well-deserved break! Scroll down to see all that they've done between Purim and Passover and see what's in store for the remainder of the school year.
Watch Us In Action!
Morah Susan, Morah Zehava, and Morah Nathalie's class getting excited about learning about Torah and Shabbat
Morah Dalia's class practicing the Four Questions
Moreh Marty's class practicing the Four Questions
Hineni - Passover Edition
Thursday, April 4th
Hineni students took to the classroom to learn about Passover and the lessons it teaches us and then took to the halls of Temple Sinai to find the missing Afikomen for prizes.
Sinai Kids Create Family Program
Monday, April 8th & Wednesday, April 10th
Throughout the school year, our Kindergarten - 2nd Grade students have been hard at work. They have used various methods of learning about Judaism and the Jewish holidays, including through art. Parents and grandparents were invited to view the art and enjoy a wine and cheese reception. Temple Sinai is so lucky to have such creative students and teachers!
Sharing Shabbat-Macaroons & Matzah Balls
Friday, April 12th
Temple Sinai Nursery School and Religious School families collaborated again to celebrate a very special Sharing Shabbat. Honoring Passover, our youngest students worked on craft projects and welcomed Shabbat with songs led by Cantors Elena and Sergei Schwartz.
5th Grade Mock Seder
Monday, April 15th
As soon as Purim was over, our Religious School students went straight to work on learning everything they could about Passover. They learned everything about what to expect at a seder, practiced the Four Questions, and ate some delicious Passover treats. Morah Lucy and Morah Lisa helped lead our 5th grade students with a mock Passover seder of their own.
Sinai Circle's Canasta Tournament
Thursday, March 28th
The ladies of Sinai Circle gathered together to pull out their cards and have an afternoon schmoozing and playing Canasta. A huge thank you goes out to the organizers: Meredith Adelman, Liz Neale, and Tracy Zimmerman for coordinating such a fun and memorable event.
Friend of a Friend
Intergenerational Women's Seder
Wednesday, April 3rd
The annual Friend of a Friend Intergenerational Women's Seder was a beautiful evening of women coming together to celebrate, sing, dance, learn, and feast! Some of our Religious School students even got involved, leading the Four Questions. A new Haggadah was created and made the night more special.
In Other News ...

Caroline Faber has been actively working on ensuring that Gigi's Playhouse Long Island becomes a reality for her Bat Mitzvah project. Gigi's Playhouse is a non-profit organization that works to educate and empower people who have Down syndrome and to increase acceptance of it. With over 40 locations, Caroline felt that New York City was too far for children from Long Island. A Long Island location would provide programs more locally such as therapy and exercise programs, sign language classes, gross and fine motor skill classes, teen gatherings, choral groups, parent support and career development for older people with Down syndrome.
Mark Your Calendars!
Shabbat/Yom HaShoah Holocaust Service
Friday, May 3 at 6:45pm

More than a dozen of our sixth-grade students and their parents have been participating in an inspiring nine-week course about the Holocaust and Jewish Resistance. Please join us as these students conduct a moving and meaningful Yom HaShoah service honoring the Holocaust victims, survivors, and liberators.
May 6th-May 11th:
Last week of Religious School

We invite you and your friends and family to join the  Temple Sinai Religious School Facebook group.  This is a closed group  where we post events, news, and photos.

Visit the group page by clicking here and hit the "Join Group" button. We look forward to "seeing" you in our group!
As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Religious School Office.
We are always happy to help our families!
Cantor-Educator Elena Schwartz