RELIGIOUS SCHOOL NEWS – NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2019

Grade 6, Shabbat Service and Dinner, Friday, November 1, at 6:30 pm in the Social Hall
Please join us for the Sixth Grade Family Shabbat Service and Dinner on Friday, November 1. Shabbat Service is at 6:30 pm and the Dinner is at 7:30 pm. No charge for dinner for the immediate family. Grandparents and guests are welcome for a cost of $15 each. Please RSVP to schooladmin@templeemanuelmd.org or call 301-942-2000.

Grade 5 Retreat at Camp Letts, November 2-3
All 5th graders are invited to this special overnight event at YMCA Camp Letts. We will have fun and educational programming, outdoor activities, Chugim (electives), time to socialize, a Havdalah service and so much more. Our weekend’s focus will be on teamwork, communal living, and the spirit of the Kibbutz. The retreat will be supervised and facilitated by Cantor Adam Davis and Devorah Stavisky and KESTY teens. For more information please email adamdavischi@gmail.com.

Daylight Savings Ends, Sunday, November 3 at 2:00 am. Turn your clocks back one hour!

Grade 6 Family Education Program on Sunday, November 3, at 9:00 am, in the Sanctuary
Please join us on Sunday, November 4th, for the Sixth Grade Family Education Program, which begins with Tefilah in the Sanctuary at 9 am. Immediately afterward, we’ll gather in the Social Hall to meet Chava Brucha, who was born in Ukraine in 1897 and emigrated alone to NYC when she was only seventeen years old. Her story will prepare us for the sixth grade trip to NYC and enrich our learning experience there. There will also be a briefing about the trip by the parent coordinators, Matthew Clash-Drexler, Katherine Blake, Anna Sachs, and Suzanne Auerbach.

Grade 6 Field Trip to NYC, Friday – Sunday, November 8-10
The sixth grade class has an important field trip to NYC to learn about immigration. Many of the students’ ancestors came to America through Ellis Island. The NYC field trip coordinators are Matthew Clash-Drexler, Katherine Blake, Anna Sachs, and Suzanne Auerbach. Any questions about this fabulous trip should be directed to Matthew Clash-Drexler at mhdrexler@gmail.com.

NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL on Sunday, November 10th – Faculty/Madrichim Workshop.

Thanksgiving Break, Thursday – Sunday, November 28 – December 1, 2019 – NO MIDWEEK OR RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

Grade 3, Shabbat Service and Dinner, Friday, December 6, at 6:30 pm in the Social Hall
Please join us for the Third Grade Family Shabbat Service and Dinner on Friday, December 6. Shabbat Service is at 6:30 pm and the Dinner is at 7:30 pm. No charge for dinner for the immediate family. Grandparents and guests are welcome for a cost of $15 each. Please RSVP to schooladmin@templeemanuelmd.org or call 301-942-2000.

Grade 3 Family Education Program on Sunday, December 8, at 9:00 am, in the Sanctuary
Please join us on Sunday, December 8, in the sanctuary for Tefliah and then for the Third Grade Family Education Program on The program Pursuing Prayer: Adventures Through the Prayerbook, will explore one of the gifts that the Jewish people have – the gift of blessings for all of our senses and most of our life experiences.

Machaneh Musar, Ethical Wisdom Camp on Jewish Value Tikvah (Hope), Sunday, December 15, at 9:00 am

First Night of Hanukkah, Sunday, December 22, at 4:41 pm. Best wishes for a warm and bright Hanukkah

Winter Break, Sunday, December 22- Wednesday, January 1 – NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL, NO MIDWEEK OR UPPER SCHOOL PROGRAM.