Education Director - Sharon Fricano
2019 Went Out with A Bang, As We Were Reminded of Our Faith’s Symbols!
- Congratulations to the Grades 4/5 Class for doing a great job in leading our December Family Service!
- On December 15th we held our first ever School-wide Family Kollel in conjunction with families from Temple Judea. Our families joined together to celebrate Hanukah through yoga, menorah making, homemade latke making, and tikkun olam (giving back during the Hanukah Season.) We topped it off with festive songs, latkes, and dreidel playing. A good time was had by all!
- Thank you to Brotherhood and PTA for making the latkes, setting the tables, and all the behind the scenes work that helped make the morning memorable.
- Thank you to Sisterhood as well, for providing a mezuzah for my new office. The children participated in the ceremony of attaching a mezuzah on the doorpost.
- While there is no January Grade Service, we will have a Family Service and Congregational Dinner on Friday, January 10th. A flyer will be out shortly. Please join us!
- On January 26th Cheryl Stern will lead a Tu B'Shevat Program for our students while parents attend Parent-Teacher Conferences. All parents should have received their child’s report card and a scheduled time to meet with their children’s teacher(s).
- Although, not until February, please mark your calendars for a special Lunch & Learn and Parallel Youth Program on Saturday, February 8th. We will be marking Jewish Disabilities Month, with a Program with Sam Drazin. Mr. Drazin is afflicted with a rare congenital disorder, resulting in facial anomaly and hearing loss. He will lead a meaningful conversation about what it means to be different.
- January Events: January 4th – Junior Congregation at 9:30am • January 7th – Tutoring: Grades 2/3 Service Preparation from 5:00-6:00pm • January 10th – Congregational Dinner at 6:15pm followed by a Family Service at 7:30pm • January 12th – Religious School Committee Meeting at 9:30am/Mitzvah Choir/Chai School • January 14th – Tutoring: Grades 2/3 Service Preparation from 5:00-6:00pm • January 19th – Closed for MLK Holiday • January 21st – Tutoring: Grades 2/3 Service Preparation from 5:00-6:00pm • January 25th – Havdalah/Teens • January 26th – Parent Teacher Conferences/ Tu B'Shevat Student Program • January 28th – Tutoring: Grades 2/3 Service Preparation from 5:00-6:00pm
Happy New Year!
Early Childhood - Nuccia Hernan
- All of these programs are free; however, space is limited. Reservations are required for all our events, to ensure that we have adequate supplies for your child. Please register by emailing Shari Rotstein at ECP@templetikvah.org.
Director of Youth & Family Engagement - Cheryl Stern
Happy New Year Temple Tikvah!
- I hope everyone enjoyed celebrating Hanukah and all the wonderful events we had at Temple Tikvah in December!
- A special thank you to all the students and parents who attended the Ronald McDonald House in December - Sanáa, Nicole & Keith Taylor, Zoe & Cara Albert, Lucas Baker, and Zachary & Jill Silverman. The mitzvah of visiting the sick and helping others was fulfilled along with making memories with friends and family, as we baked scrumptious and creative cupcakes!
- As always, we had a wonderful time making latkes and creating door hangers after Religious School for Hanukah.
- Our next Family Havdalah Event will be on Saturday, January 25th 2020.
- Tu B’Shevat is coming and we are looking forward to a wonderful program on Sunday, January 26th during Religious School.
- The teens will have a Saturday Night Havdalah Event on January 25th, followed by a night out.
- I hope you and your families will try to attend these exciting events. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at Cheryl@templetikvah.org.
FAMILY KOLLEL AT URJ EISNER CAMP
President - Marc Gold
What a Nice Ring…Happy New Year…2020!
- I guess you will begin to read this in the waning days of 2019. Okay…no problem….as I said, “Happy New Year!!”
- In keeping with our monthly theme…Jewish Symbols, I would like to write about some of them and how they relate to me and my family.
- Well, since we are in the midst of my favorite holiday, Hanukah - I will begin with the menorah. In our home we need a least one for the house to light, real waxy candles for 8 days - that’s 44 total candles, but you knew that (didn’t you) and we have an electric menorah for the window. I would say many Jews have one or the other. However, some Jews just light the wax candles in their homes and/or just show the electric one in the window. Please remember…candles and pets do not go together.
- Well in the Gold House, I think we are an exception. We have at least 10 candle lit menorahs and 5 electric ones! We put 2 of the electric ones in the windows and 3 around the house. As for the waxy candle menorahs, we only light ONE, but the other 9 are scattered through out the house on display. Much to my wife’s dismay, I am always looking for new ones.
- Another symbol of Judaism in our home is the hamsa. As a symbol of protection…I believe, we are well protected. As you enter our home, one can not miss the display of hamsas on the wall. Fifteen is the latest total, arranged in various sizes and designs. Let’s see someone try to harm the Gold Family.
- We also have a beautiful display of art around the house with an Israeli touch. I guess, when strangers enter our house, they kind of figure we are Jewish and proud of it!
- A Brotherhood Reminder: Sign up for our Sponsored Defensive Driving Course on Sunday, February 2nd 2020 at 12:30pm. The class fills up quickly, so join us. The flyers are in the Tikvah Times, online or can be found at Temple. In addition, please remember MEN, it is never too late to join Brotherhood. Our membership is at a high for the last 10 years, so why not add to our totals.
As the traditional symbol of the New Year’s Eve ball descends, may everyone have a Healthy New Year!
THE MEN AT WORK
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