Jewish Disability Awareness Month

Did you know that February is Jewish Disability Awareness Month??  We have been honoring the nationwide designation at Temple Emanuel’s Torah Center in lots of ways….

Our February Class Shabbat Service, led by the 3rd Grade, focused on special readings that discussed disabilities.  Students in Grades 3-6 met with Agency for Jewish Learning Special Education Consultant Joan Charleson to learn about students with special needs.

And this week, our 7th and 8th Graders in Jewish High School met with Mrs. Charleson, as well, to watch clips from Praying with Lior, an award-winning film about a student with Down Syndrome who becomes a Bar Mitzvah.

Even though February is over, you can check out more information at The Jewish Special Education International Consortium at

Meanwhile, the Pre-K class was busy making clay Shabbat items in the art room recently…

Bagel Sales are still going strong every Sunday morning, thanks to lots of teen and adult volunteers!!

Coming Up:

  • Friday, March 2nd is our next Shabbat LaMishpacha Dinner and Family service featuring 6th Grade!
  • Join our Temple Emanuel family for a pizza party, costume parade and contest and, of course, to listen to our SPECIAL Megillah Spiel and the Megillah itself! The fun begins in the Temple Emanuel Social Hall on Wednesday, March 7th at 5:45pm.
  • Temple Emanuel’s PURIM CARNIVAL!!! Games, food, prizes and much more… Tickets, refreshments and hamantaschen will be available for purchase. On Sunday, March 11th, the fun begins from 11:30-12:00 for preschoolers only and continues from 12:00-1:30 for children of all ages!

For details on these events and so much more, check out your weekly email from the Torah Center office or give us a call!!