We at Shir Tikvah are excited to offer a program for children and families that will be creative, innovative and meaningful. Our goals will include:
Educate and prepare for the bar/bat mitzvah
Understand and practice Jewish values
Develop a knowledge of basic Jewish literacy.
Prepare for life as a Jew in the modern world.
After a restful Winter Break, Wednesday Hebrew School returned January 6, and the Thursday Beginning Hebrew School restarted January 7. Carole continues to work on prayers for Shabbat services. Our students participated and did an excellent job at the Conservative service on January 9. The next service is Reform on February 13 at 10:15.
On Sunday January 10, the 5-6th graders had Sunday School virtually with an Israeli. Mindy Miller from Munster, Indiana contacted me in December; her Rabbi Gidon Isaacs had a great idea for a CJC mini grant program: to have a remote shaliach (emissary) from Israel do some programming with the religious school students, an idea the Munster community has traditionally done. When they received funding, they invited both Shir Tikvah and Joliet Jewish to participate. The Rabbi and I felt this was such a great opportunity! Arkady Hasidovich, who lives near Haifa, is the remote Shaliach. On January 10 he focused on Tu B’Shevat, Israel, Nature and Innovation, like drip irrigation invented by Israelis and a locust protein bar. We used breakout rooms and interactively answered 3 questions. He will give us an Israeli Boot Camp experience February 14.
The virtual NYC Tenement Museum field trip was held Tuesday January 12 from 4-5 p.m for both the 5-6th and 7-9th Sunday School classes. Our students, parents, and teachers had a wonderful experience seeing Jewish life 100 years ago.
Sunday January 17th will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Jews who participated in the civil rights movement. For the end of the month, we’ll finish our Immigration unit and have Tu B’Shevat activities.
January Sunday (5-6th only), 12 (Tuesday), back to Sunday 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21 (Pesach/Passover is March 27 – April 4, so no class March 28 & April 4)
April 11, 18, 25
May 2 (last day)
Wednesday Hebrew class:
January 6, 13, 20, 27 (if no JCC Tu B’Shevat seder)
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3, 10, 17, 24 (no class 31st during Pesach)
April (7 – No class for Yom HaShoah service), 8, 14, 21, 28
May No class
Thursday Beginning Hebrew School:
January 7, 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, (25 – No class, erev Purim)
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April (1 – No class for Passover), 8, 15, 22, 29
May No class
As part of Hebrew School, we are asking your child to virtually attend and participate in the following Shabbat services:
January 9, 2021 9:45 Conservative
February 13 10:15 Reform
March 6 9:45 Conservative
April 10 10:15 Reform
May 1 9:45 Conservative