Much To Be Thankful For…

This year when we gather with family and friends around the Thanksgiving table, let us really consider how much we have to be thankful for – and take the time to say thank you; not only to God for the many blessings we have received, but also to our loved ones for being a part of our lives.

On that note, there is much for which to be thankful here in the Torah Center: dedicated teachers and madrichim who give so much of themselves each and every week; caring parents and students who take advantage of all the opportunities offered here at Temple Emanuel. A big thank you goes to everyone who makes our school a successful one. What an incredible team we have! 🙂 

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This past week was business as usual. In a nutshell: BUSY! 

Our Pre-K class met and learned about Tzedakkah. In addition to making their own Tzedakkah cans to take home, they also worked together to decorate one to keep in the classroom to collect money for the organization ‘Birthday Angels’ which helps disadvantaged kids in Israel to have birthday parties:

Our 1st Graders learned about Shabbat:

Our 2nd Graders studied the biblical story of the Tower of Babel, and learned how difficult it can be to work together to build a “tower”:

During 5th Grade Family Day, students and parents joined together in learning about the ritual objects tefillin, tallit & kipah, and engaged in discussions about prayer:

Elsewhere in the Torah Center, one Madrich looks for snack for his class:

And another helps a student get caught up in his Hebrew studies:

Meanwhile, our 7th Graders (along with a few parents) traveled with their Beth El counterparts to Washington, DC to visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. It was an exhausting but incredibly worthwhile day:


What a week!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Coming Up:

There will be NO TORAH CENTER CLASSES on Wednesday, November 23rd or Sunday, November 27th. Happy Thanksgiving!
Our next Shabbat LaMishpacha Dinner and Family service of the year is on Friday, December 2nd! 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!
3rd Grade Family Day is Sunday, December 4th 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.