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.
Hebrew teacher Carole Fefferman has challenged our students by assigning them different prayers from previous services and completing the K’dusha for their last Shabbat service May 1. The Conservative service will begin at 9:45. The Beginning Hebrew class is halfway through the alefbet and getting familiar with prayers and common words. The last classes were April 28 and April 29.
Sunday School with the Rabbi and Sherry Dieckman continued its virtual focus on the geography of Israel thru videos and readings about Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Arkady Hasidovich, the remote Shaliach from Haifa, covered Yom HaAtzma’ut and answered questions about Israel and Israeli life posed by student and parents.
Our end-of-the-year celebration and last class Sunday May 2 will be held outdoors, weather permitting, with outdoor games and schmoozing with students, parents, and the Board.
We are beginning to plan for the 2021-2022 Hebrew and Sunday School classes. We also are awaiting decisions from our reopening committee.
Todah rabah to our President, Jerry Tenny, for the support he has given us this year. I also give a big todah rabah to our wonderful Sunday School teachers Rabbi Harari, Sherry Dieckman, and Donelle Macey, and our amazing Hebrew teacher Carole Fefferman; they truly enjoy working with the students and made virtual learning enjoyable and engaging. Thanks to Diedre for all her help, and todah to Irwin who always updated the website. I also want to say Òtodah rabahÓ to our guest speakers for providing a real connection to Shir Tikvah and the Jewish world. Todah rabah to our parents who trusted us with their children. Lastly, todah rabah to my husband for all his support. Please forgive me if I have forgotten anyone.
Have a fantastic summer!