Family Days, Snowflakes, and a Trip to Washington, DC

The Torah Center Experience is back!

After a brief hiatus…you can once again tune into to find out what is happening here at the Torah Center! What a full couple of weeks – here are some of the hightlights of what has been keeping us busy…

In December, the 5th grade students and their parents had the opportunity to participate in our first joint effort between the Torah Center and the Social Action Committee. As part of the morning of activities, members of the class and committee joined together to make lunches and to assemble giftbags for the residents of Miryam’s Shelter. It was a productive and meaningful morning for all involved:







And the 8th and 9th grade students made snowflakes…part of the ‘Snowflake Project,’ a national campaign to create a ‘Winter Wonderland’ for the students of Sandy Hook Elementary when they returned to classes in their new location:




The 9th grade took a well deserved break afterwards:


And this past weekend, members of the 10th grade Confirmation class attended a 4-day seminar organized by the Religious Action Center in Washington, DC. Highlights included visiting the Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Air and Space Smithsonian Museum, seeing the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, participating in Havdalah at the Jefferson Memorial, lobbying our Senators and Congressional representatives, and hanging out with nearly 300 other Jewish teens from across the country! It was a great weekend! Thank you to everyone who has supported the bagel sale and helped us fund this worthwhile and important experience.

At the MLK Jr. Memorial

Group Picture in front of Capitol Building

Havdalah at the Jefferson Memorial

See you next week!

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Coming Up THIS Weekend:

IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO RSVP for the next Shabbat LaMishpacha Dinner and Family service of the year THIS Friday, February 1st! Please let Lori in the main office know if you are able to attend the dinner. The cost is $15 for adults, $5.50 for children under 14. Can’t make it to the dinner?  Join us for the service.  This is a “don’t miss” event! See you there! 
6th Grade Family Day is THIS Sunday, February 3rd from 9:30 am – 12 noon. Please plan on joining your children at Torah Center for activities that will allow you to learn and experience Judaism together. RSVP to Rachel or Ellen at [email protected]