Welcome To Temple Beth El!

October to December 2017

The Keshet school year has really taken off quickly, and our youngest community members are quickly adjusting back into the routine.  The children have been busy learning about the High Holidays and fall, as well as working on early literacy and mathematical concepts.  Our rooms all have two brand new rugs in them, thanks to a grant from the Cornell-Weinstein Foundation, and thanks to an anonymous donor, we have created calming corners in our oldest classrooms with bean bag chairs and a couch.  Our school also has several new families, including six in Gan Katantan, our two year old room, two in Gan Katan, our three year old class, and one in Gan Gadol, our pre-k class. We have also welcomed Rochelle Feldman, dental hygienist from Twelve Corners Pediatric Dentistry in to do a presentation for us about proper dental hygiene as our monthly special guest.

The next few months will not be short of excitement!  Conferences will be held from November 15-17, with Gan Katantan going first, then Gan Katan, and finally Gan Gadol. We will have subs in place so the normal school day can occur during the conferences.  Our Hanukkah party will be on December 14 from 11-12, where our children will be performing Israeli dances led by Morah Silvana, as well as some familiar Hanukkah tunes! Our special guests for the months of October, November, and December will be Morah Silvana, Soccer Shots, and the City of Rochester Fire Department respectively.  The fire department will be teaching us about fire safety in regards to lighting the Hanukkah candles.  When January comes, we will welcome our Pitzels!  This year, due to the incredibly high demand, we will have two classrooms, a M/W section and T/Th.

We warmly invite you to bring your family to our monthly Tot Shabbat services, led by Silvana Bachman.  Morah Silvana brings her love of teaching, wonderful music, and strong knowledge of Torah to this service that is geared towards children in kindergarten and younger.  Our next Tot Shabbat is November 16 at 11 am, then December 16 at 11am, and January 26 at 11am.

For more information about any of our early childhood programs, please do not hesitate to stop by or contact me at mwarner@tberochester.org.  I always look forward to meeting new faces and helping young families become acclimated in our wonderful community!


Mandi Warner