22 Kislev 5783
Parsha Vayeshev » Candle Lighting 5:05 pm
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A PLATE OF PARSHA
Weekly Torah insight for your Shabbat table:
K-8 Judaic Studies Principal Rabbi Chanania Engelsman reflects on Hanukkah and striving to fulfill our mitzvot at the highest level.
Yesh Bie Ahava!
Our Middle and Lower School students learned "Yesh Bie Ahava (I Am Filled with Love)" and created this delightful music video with the help of the Ronis — our Bnot Sherut. The song is about unconditional love like that modeled for us by Rachel Imenu. The students sign this Arik Einstein song in Israeli sign language (ISL) to spread love and encourage looking beyond our differences.
AYA Community Havdalah
Our AYA Community Havdalah was led by Rabbi Sabo with music from our Lower School students, Sarit Sabo, and Rabbi Nachshoni. The Marble Falls Faith Christian Academy basketball team were our special guests who got to experience a Havdalah service for the first time followed by a spirited game against the Bulldogs in Schultz Family Gymnasium.
PHOTO FINISH
The last week before Winter Break has been filled with Hanukkah joy:
The Lower School carnival featured dreidel spinning, dancing, and treats.
Rabbi Gitler teaches our Lower School students how to make olive oil.
Nine teams competed in the High School Latke Wars!
The Makerspace Crafting Club completed projects for the Hanukkah season.
Yearbooks for ECP-8th Grade can be purchased for $75 through AYA UltraCamp or by contacting Susan Hall (email) in the administration office. Every Middle School student will receive one free yearbook as part of tuition. Order Deadline: Jan 27, 2023
UPCOMING EVENTS
8 to 10 am Fri, Jan 13 in the Middle School

Our 5th Grade families are invited to step UP for a sneak-peek at Middle School for the 2023-24 academic year!
Dec 19-Jan 3: No School Winter Break
Tue, Jan 3: No School Faculty Inservice
Wed, Jan 4: First Day Back to School
Fri/Sat, Jan 27-28, 2023: Middle School Shabbaton
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OUR COMMUNITY
Mazel tov to Morah Einat of ECP's Nitzanim who is now an official citizen of the United States of America!
Mazel tov to Director of Admissions Andi Bonner for the marriage of her son Daniel ('08) to Lizzy Klein that took place in November in New York.
Mazel tov to Assistant to K-8 Principals Karen Zucker on the marriage of her son Arye ('08, above) to Cara Flodine that took place in April in Austin, TX.
Email us your mazel tovs!
Please remember AYA when considering year-end charitable contributions.
Shabbat Shalom!
Happy Hanukkah!