Erev Shmini Atzeret
Candle Lighting 6:38 p.m.
Havdalah 7:37 p.m.
Parsha Talk

In V'zot Habracha, one of the two parshas we read on Simchat Torah, Levi's character trait of not compromising, which originally upset Yaakov, became a positive in the desert as the Leviim did not compromise on their values in following the poor choices of the other tribes. What messages might we learn about turning our negative character traits into positive ones?
STEAM Lab on Wheels

This week in STEAM we finished Sukkot lessons by conducting a lemon volcano experiment, making colorful fruit imprinting, and building sukkah cities! In anticipation of Simchat Torah we danced with our flags and painted our very own parchment creations.

On Friday October 2, lower school students paid tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg z"l with an outdoor ceremony. They learned about her leadership and contributions to the United States.
The Mitzvah of Lulav

Students in Morah Roza's 2nd grade Hebrew class learned all about the holiday of Sukkot. They learned about the 4 components of the mitzvah of lulav, what they are and what they symbolize. They learned how each part connects to us both in a physical and spiritual way.
Masking Up

This week in the art studio, lower school art teamed up with Ms. Stacey to decorate their own masks. The students were so excited to have the opportunity to take ownership of the creation and wearing of their personalized creations.
Marine Life

Students in Mr. Riklin's 3rd grade Academic Engagement class have been learning about sea turtles, threats to their environments, and what it is like to be a Marine Biologist. This week they had a culminating activity for the unit, which was hydro-painting outlet covers. This symbolized what happens when oil is spilled in the ocean, and how the marine life is physically affected.
LEGO Creations

Students in Morah Aviva's ECE4 class had fun building an impromptu Sukkah out of LEGO! Morah Aviva then went outside to collect branches for the schach to complete their Sukkah.
Color Me In

Students in Mrs. Weinstein's 7th grade English class spent a class discussing their book Color Me In by Natasha Diaz. In a facilitated Roundtable Talk, students worked to support their opinions with textual evidence and critical thinking skills. 
Virtual Visitor

Rabbi Ouzzan's high school Seminar class was privileged to hear words of Torah from Rabbi Masri of Congregation Beth Rambam, discussing the important topic of giving Tzedaka!
Torah Tots

Students in Morah Tsippi's ECE2 class had fun stamping Torah prints for the flags they created in preparation for Simchat Torah. The adorable tots have also been practicing their Torah songs!
Etrog Painting

Students in Morah Alissa's and Morah Sandy's ECE3 class painted Etrogim (citrons) to make beautiful Sukkah decorations.
Community Events
Hoshana Raba Learning
Thursday 10/8
7:00 p.m.
UOS Tent

Program is for grades 3-8 and their parents
Registration required!
Masks required!

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Bnei Akiva Snif
Shabbat 10/10 at UOS

Grades 1-6:
4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

Grades 7 - 12
5:15 - 6:15 p.m.

Registration required! Masks required! Social distancing will be practiced!

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Kol Hanearim and Family Hakafot
Sunday 10/11 at 5:00 p.m.
UOS Parking Lot

Registration required, masks must be worn for ages 2+, families will sit in pods. Children will not be allowed to join with different families.

Bring your own Talit and stuffed Torahs!
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