Off and Running…

…into 2012! With nearly two weeks of winter break behind us, teachers and students alike came back to the Torah Center full of energy and enthusiasm. Here’s what’s happened since the break ended:

On shabbat afternoon, 2nd grade families met for a Havdalah program. It was a beautiful evening – clear enough to actually see 3 stars! On Sunday it was 1st grade family day… and time to once again start up the Parent Connection, a fantastic program that keeps students and their families reading Jewish books together!

The parents met with our Librarian, Paula Altschul to learn how the program works and then helped their children decorate frames to hold the pictures we took of them.

Elsewhere in the Torah Center… in anticipation of Tu B’Shevat, our Kindergarteners made trees using their handprints:

And our 5th and 6th Graders enjoyed rocking with Mr. Rosenthal in music… one talented student even took over for him!

On Wednesday, Mrs. Pardo’s 4th Grade students enjoyed an intergenerational text study. Thank you to all the parents, grandparents & congregants who joined them!

In Mrs. Claypool’s Hebrew class, students reviewed the Hebrew root of ‘”V’ahavta” – to love:


Mrs. Sogoloff helped students with their Hebrew studies:

And students were puzzled by the caution tape blocking entry into the Sanctuary and Social Hall:

What’s going on? NEW CARPET! Be sure to stop by next week and check it out!

What a week! Things are happening here at the Torah Center!

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Coming Up:

There will be NO TORAH CENTER CLASSES this Sunday, January 15th or Monday, January 16th. 

J-Club  (grades 6-8) and J-Team (Grades 9-12) are eatin’ wings and playin’ Laser Tag on Sunday, January 22nd from 12:30-4 pm. Where?   Extreme Laser Storm and Buffalo Wild Wings in Robinson Town Center. Cost is $11 for laser tag plus lunch money. RSVP to Jayna Rubin at [email protected]