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Beth-El Religious School Happenings – January


By Ramona L. Brand
Director of Youth Learning

 Be the Light!

The Religious School combined fun and community service on Sunday, Dec. 13 during the annual Hanukah Party. This year, the party took place first over Zoom, and then at the school as a drive-thru car parade and Gift Give, Get and Go.

Beth-El Hanukkah Celebration on Zoom.

During the Zoom party, students and parents were treated to a story performance of Hershel and the Hanukah Goblins, by storytelling duo “Duo Once Upon A Story” with Sandy Ryder and Ramona Brand.

Then, students visited breakout rooms of games to play Virtual Dreidel, Hanukah Jewpardy, Dance Party, Hanukah Mad Libs and a Virtual Photo Booth. All of this was followed by a school-wide candle lighting led by Rabbi Michael Knopf and Cantor Dara Rosenblatt.

Beth-El drive-thru Hanukkah Parade.

Then off to the school, where students arrived in cars decorated for Hanukah! Families also donated much needed food and goods to The Sacred Heart Center, supporting Latino families here in Richmond.

All students received a bag filled with Hanukah Goodies and Tzedakah box for home in order to continue the work of being a light in our world.

For anyone who missed the performance or want to see it again visit: https://www.youtube.com/watchv=YwQU2l0oT1I&feature=youtu.be

January Religious School Calendar:
Sundays: Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31
Wednesdays:  Jan. 13, 20 and 27
Confirmation meets: Jan. 10 and 24

Temple Beth-El  Zoom Tot Shabbat Services Saturday, Feb. 6, 10 a.m. For families with children from infants to age 5. Open to the entire community

Theme: Shmirat H’adamah, Loving our Earth

Families and children can enjoy a Shabbat service filled with music, stories, movement and more. This is a musical, meaningful service designed for wiggles.

For zoom access email Ramona at r.brand@bethelrichmond.org.

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