6 Elul 5782
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No School Monday
There are no classes on Monday, Sept 5 in observance of Labor Day.
A PLATE OF PARSHA
Weekly Torah insight for your Shabbat table:
Director of Jewish Life Rabbi Meir Sabo discusses the significance of blowing the shofar daily during the month of Elul. Don't miss the ending!
Our thanks to special guest Sheldon Bootin — grandfather of Annaelle (2nd Grade), Judah (Kindergarten) and Liev Nussbaum (Chaverim).
AYA ATHLETICS
Mazel tov, Noah!
Class of 2022 grad Noah Ohayon was just named among only five student athletes to the 1st Team All Jewish Hoops America! We are so proud of Noah's formidable play on the court and the remarkable young Jewish leader he has become. Our 2021-22 AYA Bulldogs 25-7 season ranked #8 in the Final JHA National Top 25 and also earned an Honorable Mention for teammate Hillel Baynash. Go Bulldogs!
‘We are living our first Mishna!’
Rabbi Yoel Gitler's 4th Graders began their study of oral law with fun skits as they explore Torah together: "Our first Mishna of the year taught us the Tradition of our Torah — from where it started and the important role we each play in continuing that chain of tradition."
The Mishna, the first in the tractate Avot, discusses the transmission of the Torah from Hashem through the leaders of the generation to the Anshai Knesset Hagedola — "Men of the Great Assembly.''
Meet The Ronis!
Please welcome our 2022-23 Bnot Sherut from Israel — Roni Eliasian of Jerusalem and Roni Wishengrad of Gedera! Roni "Ellie" and Roni "Vishi" have prepared this brief video introduction:
Host our Bnot Sherut: Please welcome The Ronis for Shabbat meals over the Chaggim and Shabbatot of the school year:
Questions about providing meals for Kashrut observant guests? We recommend this guidance from the Chesed/Hospitality Committee of our community partners at Congregation Shaare Tefilla.

For more information, contact Rabbi Chanania (email)
Discovery Programs
We are pleased to announce our fall slate of after-school enrichment opportunities will begin Tuesday, Sept 13:
Please note: Fees are non-refundable once classes begin. "No Class" dates apply for each program. For more information, contact Susan Hall (email).
Food Allergies?
Parent Food Allergy Support Group forming now! For more info and to get involved, please contact AYA parent Jori Sayewitz (email) or 574-850-4251.
UPCOMING EVENTS
6:30-8 pm Wed, Sept 7

Join us as High School students lead parents through their class schedule for a casual meet and greet with teachers. (Just prior, at 6 pm, we will also host a 9th Grade Reception and a New Parent Social.)
9:30-11 am Sun, Sept 11 at ECP Playground

Join us for an Early Childhood Program "Playground Playdate" to begin building friendships and sharing connections. Refreshments for adults will be available. » RSVP with number of attendees
8 pm Tue, Sept 20 in Welcome Center Board Room

What do Rabbi Sabo and Rabbi Chanania know more about: Whiskey or Rosh Hashanah? Join them to find out! » RSVP via Email
10:45 am Wed, Sept 21 in Schultz Family Gymnasium

Parents and students are invited for an AYA School Wide Celebration! Entertainment provided by DJ Chris - CFE Productions. Overflow parking available in 12344 Merit Drive parking garage (Levels 4 & 5).
Tue, Sept 6: High School - Yearbook Picture Day

Noon Wed, Sept 14: Early Dismissal - Faculty Inservice

7 pm Mon, Sept 19: Challah Bake - Max Capacity Reached

8:15 am Wed, Sept 21: Monthly Coffee with Chris (Interim Head of School)

Mon-Tue, Sept 26-27: No School - Rosh Hashanah

2:45 pm Wed, Sept 28: Early Dismissal - Fast of Gedaliah
OUR COMMUNITY
Mazel tov to USA Today NFL/Dallas Cowboys reporter Jori Epstein (Class of 2012) on receiving the "The Write Way: Player’s Choice Award" — presented by Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons at the season kickoff event at The Star in Frisco.
Email us your mazel tovs!
Thank you to those who have supported the legacy of a loved one by making a gift in their memory.
Shabbat Shalom!