RELIGIOUS SCHOOL NEWS FOR MARCH & APRIL

Second Grade Shabbat Dinner and Shabbat Service, Friday, March 1, 6:30 pm
Please join us for the dinner at 6:30 pm and Shabbat Services at 7:30 pm. No charge for dinner for the immediate family.  Grandparents and guests are welcome for a cost of $15. Please RSVP to schooladmin@templeemanuelmd.org.


March Mitzvah Madness Kickoff, Sunday, March 3, Social Hall

It is time for March Mitzvah Madness (MMM).  A big Thank You to the Youth Committee, Community Social Action Committee, and Global Mitzvah Team for help planning this year’s activities, which include:

  • collecting grains, canned proteins, canned fruits and vegetables for Manna Food Center.
  • Students should bring donations to their classrooms every Sunday morning in March.. The class with the largest number of donations will be recognized at our closing assembly, and will win a special prize. Madrichim will take the donations and put in the collection bins in KESTY Lounge.
  • Packing backpacks of school supplies for El Salvador.


Daylight Savings Time Begins on Sunday, March 10 at 2:00 am
Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour so you won’t be late for Religious School!


Second Grade Family Education Program on Sunday, March 10, 9:30 am in Social Hall
The program is focused on Expressing Gratitude.  In addition, it is an opportunity to get to know the other parents in second grade.


KESTY Overnight at Shul to set up for PURIM Carnival, Saturday, March 16, 8:30 pm
JOIN US for our annual shul-in as we gather, have fun, and prepare for the annual Purim Carnival—proceeds go to Youth Group  programming.  Please RSVP to Devorah Stavisky at mandy2160@gmail.com.


FOUR SEASONS PURIM Carnival, Sunday, March 17, 9:30 – 11:30 am
Fun for the entire family! Moon bounce, Games, crafts, face painting, obstacle course, tzedakah project, food, raffle and more! Ticket packages sold in advance and at the door. We need lots of parent volunteers.  If you can help or want to purchase tickets, please contact Devorah Stavisky at mandy2160@gmail.co. Please note for Grades K-2: parents must accompany their child(ren) at the carnival.


Celebration of Purim with reading of the Megillah, Wednesday, March 20, 6:30 pm

Hear the Purim Story with Kol Zimrah and Kol Ruach Choirs. Fun for the whole family, from babies to boomers! Our service includes a Mary Poppins musical parody and short megillah reading, followed by a costume parade and special treats.


Machaneh Musar, Ethical Wisdom Camp, Sunday, March 24, at 9:00 am with Guest Speaker Scott Fried
Scott, an award winning motivational speaker who has spoken to more than a million teens and adults in nearly every state in the country, will discuss How To Stay True to Yourself.  Special presentation for High School teens at 11:00 am.


Grade 5, Field Trip to
National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, PA, Sunday, March 31, 9:00 am
The fifth grade teachers, students, and parents will leave Temple Emanuel at 9:00 a.m. by motor coach to the National Museum of American Jewish History, and arrive back at 6:00 pm. Explore how and when Jews immigrated to America, the choices they faced, the challenges they confronted, and the ways in which they shaped, and were shaped by, their American home.   Cost for the students is free. The cost for each adult is $40 and it includes the bus fare and museum fee.  Please RSVP to Kathy Magenheim, kmagenheim@templeemanuelmd.org  or call 301-942-2000.


Religious School Art Show in HaMakom during the Month of April
We will be showcasing the Judaic art talents of our students in Grades K-6 using the theme “Peace”. Please stop by to view these lovely art pieces in the HaMakom.  Art show is presented by the Art Teacher, Heather Levy.


Grade 5 B’nai Mitzvah Meeting, Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 9:30 am in Social Hall
Mazel Tov on your upcoming Simcha. All September 2020—June 2021 B’nai Mitzvah families will meet at this time. Rabbi Stone, Cantor Lindsay and Rabbi Mark Levine will discuss the details of the B’nai Mitzvah program, and receive a copy of our handbook.  Many important questions will be answered at this time.


Spring Break, April 16-22 – Happy Passover


Yearbook of the Fallen
A Project from the 2018-2019 Confirmation Class
To raise awareness of the scourge of gun violence plaguing our public schools, and to advocate for sensible gun control to stop it, the confirmation class of 2018-2019 at Temple Emanuel is preparing a special publication that will memorialize high school students in the United States who were murdered in school shootings during 2018. We plan to publish 535 copies of the memorial book and distribute them to lawmakers in the U.S. Congress who are responsible for creating laws that protect the health and welfare of all U.S. citizens. Our hope is that the faces of the victims will touch the hearts of our representatives and move them to fund gun violence research, pass a ban on high capacity magazines, remove restrictions on the ATF, disarm all domestic abusers, and pass a federal law on gun trafficking.

We started this project because Judaism demands that we “not stand idly by” when our neighbor’s blood is being shed. (Leviticus 19:16). Our tradition also demands that we speak out when we see society making terrible mistakes. (Leviticus 19:17), so we refuse to remain silent on such a serious issue that affects our lives and well-being. Like the prophets of old who spoke truth to power in the pursuit of justice, we are asking for your support as we are trying to make a difference for our community, and for the entirety of the United States.

Please follow our campaign on instagram at @yearbookofthefallen and on twitter at @YearbookOf

Regards,
Temple Emanuel 2018-2019 Confirmation Class