From Our Youth and Family Education Director

November 2019

Posted on December 16, 2019

The theme for Limmud this year is Tikkun Olam.  This Jewish concept is found in the Mishnah and is defined by acts of kindness performed to perfect or repair the world.  Throughout the year we are providing our Limmud students and their families with opportunities to perform community service and to contribute time and resources to Continue Reading »

September/October 2019

Posted on December 16, 2019

The halls of Limmud have been bustling with the excitement that comes with the start of the school year which coincided with the Jewish New Year and subsequent fall holidays. As you may or may not know, one of our Limmud goals is for our students to acquire and practice synagogue skills.  To that end Continue Reading »

September/October 2018

Posted on December 16, 2019

L’shana tova v’metuka to you and your families.  I am anticipating with great excitement the start of the 2018-2019 Limmud School Year and am pleased to announce this year’s Limmud theme is Israel, in honor of Israel’s 70th birthday. It is no coincidence that the new school year will officially begin on Erev Rosh Hashanah, Continue Reading »

July/August 2018

Posted on December 16, 2019

I am honored and privileged to have been selected as the new Limmud Religious School Director and I look forward to building on the rich history, deep tradition and commitment to educational excellence that have been the hallmark of Temple Beth El’s religious school for decades.  I have had the opportunity to meet quite a Continue Reading »

May/June 2018

Posted on December 16, 2019

Spring is in the air and as the trees bud and flowers bloom, our students and staff are anticipating the end of the school year.  What an incredible year it has been. Tradition is an important part of Judaism and our religious programming. This year our students once again enjoyed being part of the World Continue Reading »

March/April 2018

Posted on December 16, 2019

As I reflect on my first month as the Interim Director of Youth and Family Education, I am struck by the inclusiveness and community that we have created here in Limmud.  I have observed tremendous respect, collaboration, curiosity and ruach among our students during T’fillah, Havdalah, as well as in their classrooms.  Our committed madrichim Continue Reading »

January/February 2018

Posted on December 16, 2019

The Kedusha section of the Amidah ends with the L’dor V’Dor prayer. Every day we are reminded that we are part of a rich ancestry and meaningful tradition. These traditions we pass on to the next generation; l’dor v’dor. A few years ago my parents asked us to consider moving back to the farm that Continue Reading »

December 2017 – Exciting Changes To Our Teen Program

Posted on December 16, 2019

The teens of Temple Beth El are a fantastic group of people who are active in so many interesting things!  We strive to help them find ways to connect to their Judaism and continue to develop their Jewish identity alongside all the other things that keep them so busy.  We work to offer them a Continue Reading »

July to September 2017

Posted on December 16, 2019

Over the summer, I know that many families are looking for meaningful things to do with their children.  I would like to suggest a few ideas for turning some of our Jewish values into worthwhile activities. Giving Tzedakah – Create tzedakah boxes out of recycled materials (also fulfills the mitzvah of not being wasteful) and a Continue Reading »

January to March 2017

Posted on December 16, 2019

One who finds a faithful friend finds a treasure. – Proverbs One who welcomes a friend with a smile is as one who is giving the finest gifts in the world. – Avot drabbi Natan Select for yourself a teacher, acquire a friend, when you assess people, tip the balance to their favor. – Pirke Avot Jewish tradition Continue Reading »