Dear Nursery School Families,

We hope this letter finds you healthy and in good spirits, despite the challenges we all face right now. We are pleased to hear from so many of you who have reached out to let us know you have enjoyed and appreciated programming that has been put in place to maintain contact with your children. Along with you, we send our sincere thanks to our wonderful Nursery School teachers who have worked so hard to create and carry out our Zoom offerings. While we all look forward to the time when we can resume our regular classes, we are heartened to see so many of you participating in our online programs and having such positive experiences.

Over the past five weeks since the building has been closed, we have offered daily programs through Zoom classes with Mindy and your teachers, as well as age-appropriate children’s activities, a parent support group and a multitude of Bet Torah classes, services and programs. Of course, we have not been able to offer our Enrichment classes and Lunch Bunch, which were paid for in full before the building was closed. Bet Torah will therefore refund all expenses for Enrichment classes and Lunch Bunch that were not held. Please expect a refund check by June 1, 2020, for these programs. We will not, however, be able to refund tuition for our classes.

Now more than ever, we are striving to meet the needs of our Bet Torah family by connecting our community spiritually, educationally and through acts of kindness. Although we cannot gather together in our building, our online community is working hard to support our families and our neighbors, organizing and promoting volunteer efforts that range from member phone calls to blood donations, food bank contributions and hospital support. You may have participated in our community-wide Passover Seder, our ongoing Shabbat meal delivery to members who are isolated or sick, weekly meditation and mindfulness sessions, and Friday night Shabbat Schmooze, among other offerings. Please consider making a contribution now to help support this important work at this crucial time. Click to donate to our Annual Fund , Security Fund or any other Bet Torah fund , including our Nursery School fund .

We hope you will continue to engage with us as we work together to support your needs during this time. You can find more information about our Remote opportunities on our website, as well as in our weekly emails and monthly e-Message.

With respect and appreciation for all you do to support our school and our synagogue.

Carol Siege, President (

Mindy Citera, Bet Torah Nursery School Director (

Seth Young, Executive Director (

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