By Ramona L. Brand
Director of Youth Learning
Hinei Ma’Tov U’ma naim, Shevet Achim Gam Yachad!
How good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters sit together!
The High Holiday month was filled with sweetness as we gathered in-person during September’s Family and School events. We had much to be thankful for this season.
We worshiped together for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, we gathered at Browns Island for Tashlikh and for families and teachers to meet and mingle, we performed the Mitzvot of dining together in the Sukkah, and waving the Lulav and Etrog.
We gathered under blue skies with big smiles, and in appreciation of being able to be together. We are especially thankful to Richmond First Baptist Church for offering their beautiful courtyard in which to hold our Family Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur services.
New This Year : Chaverim Katanim
A new Chaverim Katanim (Small Friends) Tot Family Playgroup will launch this year. The playgroup will meet on the 3rd Sunday of each month at the Religious School for music, stories, crafts and more in a relaxed social environment. Families can attend on a drop-in basis. Chaverim Katanim will be the place to form friendships that can last a lifetime!
Location: Temple Beth-El Religious School, 601 N. Parham Rd.
Time: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Dates: Oct.17, Nov. 21, Jan.16, March20, May 23
There is no no charge
This program is open to the entire community. Parents must be vaccinated to attend, and masks must be worn inside the school.