Volume 2018-2019, Issue 8
MAY You Have A Wonderful Summer!
The Religious School year has come to an end, but it's been an exciting time for our students. To finish off, our students had a lot going on. The Holocaust & Jewish Resistance Class Shabbat, Mitzvah Morning, Ice Cream parties for the K-2nd Graders, Blue and White Sharing Shabbat, 3rd-4th Grade's Yom Ha'Atzmaut (Israel's Independence Day) Milestone, BMitzvah Family Orientation, and so much more! Scroll down to see a highlight of everything. We hope everyone has a wonderful summer to relax, enjoy, and rest up before the 2019-2020 school year!
Watch Us In Action!
3rd and 4th Graders singing Hatikvah during their Milestone Service
Morah Judy and Morah Jill's 4th Grade classes doing HaMotzi during their Shabbat celebration
Morah Susan, Morah Zehava, and Morah Nathalie's 3rd Grade classes sharing some Ruach (Spirit)
Morah Susan, Morah Zehava, and Morah Nathalie's 3rd Grade classes singing a Baby Shark parody
Holocaust & Jewish Resistance Class Shabbat
Friday, May 3rd
Our 6th Grade students, along with their families and Temple members who audited the Holocaust and Jewish Resistance class came together one last time in celebration of Shabbat. A tree was planted outside of Temple Sinai in memory of the victims of the recent synagogue shootings and a dedication was held between dinner and Shabbat services. The students in this class conducted a moving and meaningful Yom HaShoah service honoring the Holocaust victims, survivors, rescuers and liberators. We are grateful to Abbie and Richard Laskey, who have been honored for their work teaching about the Holocaust, for the gifts of their time, skills, and passion in designing and teaching this course.
Hineni and Hevra - Mitzvah Morning
Sunday, May 5th
Hineni and Hevra students went to Sunharbor Manor in Roslyn Heights to make flower vases with residents. Both students and residents had a very memorable experience decorating the vases for Mother's Day and brightened up everyone's day.
3rd and 4th Grades
Yom Ha'Atzmaut (Israel's Independence Day) Milestone
Thursday, May 9th
Our 3rd and 4th Grade Students and their families celebrated Yom Ha'Atzmaut (Israel's Independence Day) by having a festive dinner and singing and leading our congregation in prayer. Everyone wore their favorite blue and white outfits and waved Israeli flags to participate.
The Last Week of School
During the last week of school, our students played games, learned about Yom Ha'Atzmaut (Israel's Independence Day), celebrated, and had fun. Our 3rd and 4th Grade students practiced for their Milestone. It was a wonderful last week!
Torah Explorer's K-2nd Grade
Ice Cream Party
Monday, May 6th
During the last day of school, our Torah Explorers K-2nd Grade students had an Ice Cream party where they watched some Shalom Sesame, played a "Year in Review" game and had fun.
Morah Susan and Morah Zehavah's Class
Monday, May 6th
During the last day of school, our 3rd Grade students were very excited about all that they've learned and accomplished throughout the year.
Celebrating Shabbat with
Morah Jill and Morah Judy
Monday, May 6th
During the last day of school, Morah Jill and Morah Judy invited the families of their 4th Grade students to a special Shabbat celebration.
Religious School Staff Dinner
Monday, May 13th
The Religious School staff gathered together for one last time this school year to enjoy a delicious dinner at Colbeh. The hallways will be much quieter this summer and everyone will be missed. We hope everyone rests up this summer to prepare for next school year!
BMitzvah Family Journey Orientation
Monday, May 20th
4th Grade students and their parents studied with Rabbi Michael White and Cantor-Educator Elena Schwartz and walked through the Bar/Bat Mitzvah process at Temple Sinai. They explored the tools that will help them prepare for their special day.
Religious School Registration
The Religious School is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 School Year! For more information and a copy of all forms, please contact the Religious School office at 516-621-8016.

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We are always happy to help our families!
Cantor-Educator Elena Schwartz