visit was the last time this year’s group was able to meet in person, but even now during physical distancing, the program carries on. The group and their teacher are communicating virtually to bring the year to a close in a meaningful, if adapted, way. Together, they are creating a group
to which each student has thoughtfully contributed, and they will be communicating online for a final session.
With ongoing curriculum input from Rabbi Goldberg, and education director Jonathan Silin, as well as our current teacher, Elise Eisenkraft Klein, the program continues to flourish and adapt to the changing needs of Shir Libeynu families. Although it is not a requirement to be part of the learning program, over the years most participants have gone on to celebrate their
ceremonies with the community and their own circles. It is especially sweet to see how many of these young people have remained active in the shul, coming back to sing, worship and volunteer with us.
These points of connection are particularly poignant as we move through this difficult time, and look at different ways of engaging people of all ages as Shir Libeynu changes and grows.
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for more information on the program. To inquire about participating in our future program, please email us at
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