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RELIGIOUS SCHOOL NEWS
Friday, April 8, 2016
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CONTACT US
Phone: 203 544-8695
Fax: 203 544-9706

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Rabbi Rachel Bearman
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Religious School Director

TBC Office
Kim O'Rielly

Facility Use or Rental
Kim O'Rielly
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President
Dina Gumins

Sisterhood President

Youth Group President
[TBD]
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News Item Submission:  
  
Items for Religious School News should be submitted to edadmin@templebnaichaim.org by Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. to appear on Friday.
  
Items for Chailites should be submitted to chailites@templebnaichaim.org
by Sunday at 4:00 p.m. to appear on Wednesday.

 
Religious School Schedule:

Religious School is in session
Sunday April 10th
10:00-11:30 

Please note: There will NOT be regular scheduled classes on Sunday. In lieu of class is the Model Seder from 
10:00 - 11:30

Parking lot duty: 
 Herve, Meehan, Umerley


Spring Break!



Religious School will not be in session from Wednesday April 13 - Sunday April 24. Classes will resume on Wednesday April 27.
Religious School Model  Seder !

Come celebrate Passover at our fun and informative model Seder! 

 Sunday, April 10th 
10:00-11:30 

The 
model Seder will be in lieu of class. Please note time change and be 
 on the lookout for an email from your child's teacher about what to bring.

All Parents are welcome to attend!


Like to volunteer and help at the Seder? contact Jennifer Haynos  at eddirector@templebnaichaim.org

Fourth Grade Service!

Mrs. Lang's and Mrs. Clott's 
Hebrew class Service

 
Make Your Reservations! 
TBC  Community Passover Seder 
Saturday April 23
 
  This year TBC will again welcome members and guests to a Community Passover Seder on Saturday, April 23rd (Second Night of Passover) The doors open at 5:30 pm, the Seder begins at 6:00 pm. 

This will be a great opportunity to meet together with congregants and friends and strengthen our community.

 This event is open to all, and members are encouraged to invite their non-TBC friends and acquaintances, of any denomination! 

The event will be catered, with hors d'oeuvres, Kosher-style food, and vegetarian options.

 The cost will be $36 for adults and children 11 years old and over, children under 10 are free.
 
RSVP by April 15 at:click here
 
This year we're asking each TBC family to send in a photo of their Elijah's Cup to archive@templebnaichaim.org for posting on our Facebook page! 

SAVE THE DATE
National Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY)! 

Don't miss these exciting opportunities to connect with the National Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY)!  Please contact Rabbi Bearman ( RabbiBearman@TempleBnaiChaim.org) if you have any questions about these wonderful programs!

 

NFTY-NAR SPRING KALLAH (APRIL 15-17, 2016)

Spring Kallah is a weekend retreat for any Reform Jewish teen in the NY Area. Teens come from all over Long Island, New York City, Westchester and Fairfield to spend the weekend meeting other Jewish teens from throughout the area, engaging in meaningful conversations and actions around social justice, participating in teen-led prayer and spirituality, most importantly, having fun together!  
For more information and to register  Click here   
 

      
 New Security Procedure for 
Religious School

As you may know, the TBC Security Task Force has been working diligently to put new plans and procedures in place to help ensure the ongoing safety of our students and staff.  At this time, I would like to update you on the progress to date. The task force has worked closely with the Education Committee, clergy, faculty and myself to implement some key components of safety while still maintaining an environment that is comfortable and welcoming for our congregants and visitors.
 
The work has included physical changes to the building, implementation of some new procedures, education for our staff, and communication to our congregants.  These changes and adjustments were made with input from the Anti-Defamation League, neighboring synagogues as well as our local police and fire departments.  While we know these changes may require some small adjustments from our school parents, they will also improve the safety and security of the entire TBC community.
 
New procedures for the Religious School are as follows:
  • Front Door: The front door to TBC will be locked at all times with the exception of at the very beginning and very end of religious school.  When the doors are unlocked, they are closely monitored by either Kim O'Rielly (TBC Office Manager) or by religious school parents on Sundays. A camera, intercom and buzzer entry system was installed. When the doors are locked, please use the buzzer at the front door, announce yourself, and wait for entry.
  • Religious School Door: During school hours, the door between the new building and the school will be locked. A new locking mechanism has been installed and entry through the Religious School door will require a key fob.  All teachers, clergy and appropriate staff have been issued a key fob for entry.  The door remains unlocked from the inside of the school for easy exit.  This will improve security and fire safety in the school.
  • Early Pick-up:  If you need to pick up your child early, please follow the new procedure below.  We appreciate your understanding and patience as we all get used to these changes.
 
Early Pick Up Procedure:

If a parent or guardian wishes to take a student out of the building before the designated dismissal time, the parent must contact Jennifer Haynos, the Religious School Director in advance via email or phone at eddirector@templebnaichaim.org or 203-544-8695 x18.   During school hours, contact the office at 203-544-8695

 

If someone other than the parent or legal guardian will be picking up the student, please provide written permission via an email or hard copy.

 

Upon arrival, parents will be asked to register in the main office. The student will be escorted to the main office by school staff.

 
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Jennifer Haynos eddirector@templebnaichaim.org or Ross Tartell at securitytaskforce@templebnaichaim.org .
 

 

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