We have been filled with wonderful activities for the last three weeks. We had a very nice Havdalah service, pasta dinner and dessert auction. Our dessert auction was very successful under the direction of our auctioneer Rabbi Caplan. We raised over $1800.00 to be split between Leo Baeck school in Haifa Israel and Beit AmiChai. Thank you to Tommie Gbur for heading up a great evening along with her hard working committee of, Deb Feingold, Quynh Kirschner, Robin Latman and Sigy Rafalovitz who cooked a wonderful dinner enjoyed by all!
On Saturday, March 4th our Hebrew School students did a fantastic job leading Shabbat services. They worked very hard to prepare and it sure showed that morning! Thank you to our amazing teachers, Vivian Zimmerman, Rabbi Harari, Rabbi Caplan and Eden Caplan for getting them ready for the service.
This year we hosted Purim on March 12th. Temple Beth-El and Congregation Beth Israel both from Munster attended this year’s Megillah reading and carnival. It was wonderful having so many people join together for the fun! I am so proud of our second and third year Hebrew students and our seventh grade who read the Megillah; they did an awesome job! Thank you to Rabbi Caplan, Rabbi Harari and Nancy Friedman for leading the Megillah and singing portion of the morning. Thank you to Tommie Gbur and our great committee of parents, Debbie Berman, Quynh Kirschner, Joel Williams, Robin Latman and Sigy Rafalovitz for all the hard work you put into setting up and cleaning up the carnival. Jay Zoline and the TAS Men’s Club worked hard to help us ensure a great event.
Thank you teachers and students for working at the carnival. We couldn’t have done this without our incredible students and former students who worked the booths! Louie Berman, Melinda Berman, Justin Johnson, Tyler Burnett, Meira Burnett, Olu Akujieze, Aliyah Moore, Hannah Landsly, Emma Landsly, Aaron Latman, Matthew Stempel, Daniel Stempel, Lauren Williams, and Mandy Sigale. Your hard work made our carnival a success!
Our Spring Break will coincide with Passover this year. We will be off from Sunday April 9th through Sunday, April 16th.