I say this every year. I cannot believe how quickly this school year flew by!
We still have a few upcoming events to keep in mind, but before I go into what they are, I want to ask you and your family to take a few moments next time you're around the dinner table, or the Shabbat dinner table, to reflect on what it means to be a part of a sacred community. In what ways has Temple Sinai added to the spiritual life of your family? How have you added to the spiritual life at Temple? We hope that your membership here, and your child's time in school, is a give and take between Temple and home.
This Friday, May 3, is Teacher Appreciation Shabbat. We are so fortunate to have wonderful, responsive teachers who strive to give each of our children a positive Jewish experience. I hope you'll come Friday and show your appreciation.
The following week, on Thursday May 9, our last class of the year will be across the way at Veterans Memorial Park, where we will have a kids' celebration of Israel with all the other congregational schools in the Burlington area. This is from 4-6, with an Israeli buffet dinner being served. There is a suggested $5pp contribution so please send your child with $5. You, too, are welcome to join us.
Also looking ahead to next year, Rabbi E & I are looking for some parents to help us with visioning. If this is something that interests you, let me know. What does that mean? We'd love feedback on what you see for the future of our school, what types of programs you'd like to see, what your child enjoys about Hebrew school, what they may not. Please let me know and we'll be sure to include you in this meet-up.
As always, if you have any questions, feedback, concerns, comments, I'm here for you.