Having trouble viewing this email? Click Here
Dear SHA Community,

It’s great to be back at school!

The week began by welcoming our students to school. By the end of the week, everyone was settling into routines. On Tuesday, we welcomed our new parents onto campus for a Coffee Social and on Thursday, our K-8 parents visited campus for Back to School Night. Please read below about some of the goings-on this week at SHA.

Mazal Tov to Zelik Clayman and his family on the occasion of his Bar Mitzvah!

Parashat HaShavua - Nitzavim-VaYelech

Before his death, Moshe tells the Jewish People that they have each been inducted into a covenant with the Almighty, unconnected to their station in life. Moshe describes the Jewish People as those who are currently here and those who are not here. Our commentators understand “those who are not here” to include future generations.

Question: How can future generations be bound by a covenant that was made by previous generations and without their knowledge? 

Our Commentators offer a number of approaches. One approach given is that in Jewish Law (halacha), one person is able to create a benefit for another person even without his or her knowledge (zachin adam she’lo befanav). For example, I could accept a gift on behalf of another person without his or her knowledge. Despite not yet having it and not even knowing about it, the gift fully belongs to that person. 

Similarly, having a share in the Torah and being part of the Jewish People is a great benefit. The Torah offers us a tradition of knowledge and a path for perfection from the Almighty Himself. Using the principle explained above, future generations of the Jewish People received the benefit of the covenant with G-d even without their foreknowledge. 

Sometimes, we and our children see the Torah and being Jewish as a burden. The idea that we have shared reminds us to look at all of the benefits that we have from being Jewish and having a share in the Torah. 

Shabbat Shalom!
Rabbi Owen
Li-or Holtzman PTO Chair
Rabbi Tannenbaum visits SHA
Bar Mitzvah at SHA
Our Afterschool Program is a critical part of our educational program. In addition to supporting parent schedules, this program offers enrichment and extra social activities. 
am Highlights:
Homework time and support
50-60 minute activities including: Capoeira, Coding and Robotics, Self-defense, Gardening, Music, Skateboarding, Cooking, Ivrit and more!

Details / Logistics: 
Days: Monday Through Thursday
Time: 3:30 - 5:30 
Who: EC - 8th Grade Students 
Session Dates:
Quarter 1: September 5th - November 3rd
Quarter 2: November 6th - January 26th
Quarter 3: January 29th - March 29th
Quarter 4: April 1st - June 17th
On Noon-Dismissal In-Service Days, we will also offer an Afterschool Program.

Quarters are 9 weeks in duration
Parents can register for any combination of days per quarter
Cost is $25 per child per day
There is a 15% discount for the second child, 25% for the third and 50% off for the fourth
An as-needed option is offered at $30 a day.
Options offered by specialized vendors may require an additional cost

Register here or contact [email protected].

Click HERE to view and download our 2023 - 2024 school calendar.
Did you know that many companies will double - even triple - employee gifts with their matching programs?
Thanks to our generous donors, SHA has received substantial matching gifts from Microsoft, Boeing, Real Networks, MMC, Starbucks, Costco, and Bank of America, among others.
Ask about your company's matching gift program through your Human Resources or corporate giving office today! 
You Shop. AmazonSmile Gives!
Shop at AmazonSmile and the 
AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of all 
 eligible purchases to SHA! 
Click HERE to get started! 
ALL parents / visitors entering the building MUST wear an ID badge, or stop and get a Visitors Pass at the front desk.

 Thank You!