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Decorate our Sukkah!

The sukkah is up and needs to be made beautiful! Crafters of all ages are invited to join us at 4:30 pm on Sunday, October 13 to create sukkah decorations. At 6 pm we will enjoy dinner together in the sukkah and experience the ritual of lulav and etrog. Temple Israel will supply lasagna plus mac & cheese, your contributions of sides, drinks, and dessert are appreciated. Family-friendly, but not just for families!

Kids Cook: Tzimmes!

Kids Cook is our brand new cooking class for children ages 5-13! Melissa Pincus leads this 5 session series in which children will learn basic kitchen skills & safety, and cook traditional Jewish dishes together in the Temple Israel kitchen. Children will get to taste these dishes and bring home some to share with their families!

November 17: Tzimmes!

Dates/Times: Sundays, 10:30-12:30; October 13, 20, 27, November 10, 17

Kids Cook: Noodle Kugel!

Kids Cook is our brand new cooking class for children ages 5-13! Melissa Pincus leads this 5 session series in which children will learn basic kitchen skills & safety, and cook traditional Jewish dishes together in the Temple Israel kitchen. Children will get to taste these dishes and bring home some to share with their families!

November 10: Noodle Kugel!

Dates/Times: Sundays, 10:30-12:30; October 13, 20, 27, November 10, 17

Kids Cook: Challah!

Kids Cook is our brand new cooking class for children ages 5-13! Melissa Pincus leads this 5 session series in which children will learn basic kitchen skills & safety, and cook traditional Jewish dishes together in the Temple Israel kitchen. Children will get to taste these dishes and bring home some to share with their families!

October 27: Challah!

Dates/Times: Sundays, 10:30-12:30; October 13, 20, 27, November 10, 17

Kids Cook: Matzo Ball Soup

Kids Cook is our brand new cooking class for children ages 5-13! Melissa Pincus leads this 5 session series in which children will learn basic kitchen skills & safety, and cook traditional Jewish dishes together in the Temple Israel kitchen. Children will get to taste these dishes and bring home some to share with their families!

October 20: Vegetarian Matzo Ball Soup!

Dates/Times: Sundays, 10:30-12:30; October 13, 20, 27, November 10, 17

Kids Cook: Apple Cake for Sukkot

Kids Cook is our brand new cooking class for children ages 5-13! Melissa Pincus leads this 5 session series in which children will learn basic kitchen skills & safety, and cook traditional Jewish dishes together in the Temple Israel kitchen.

October 13: Apple Cake! Children will bake delicious apple cakes from scratch, that will be shared with families that evening at the Decorate Our Sukkah event.

Dates/Times: Sundays, 10:30-12:30; October 13, 20, 27, November 10, 17

Simchat Torah!

At our equinox festival of Simchat Torah, we finish reading the Torah and begin reading again straight away. Also known as the holiday when we dance around with the torahs. The stylings of our own in-house Klezmer band will support our dancing this year. Snacks and refreshments, including a few "L'Chayyims," (i.e. alcoholic beverages) for those who imbibe.

Be Mitzvah: Older Elementary Hebrew School Begins!

Our program for older elementary students opens Thursday September 19.
This year's schedule is 4:30-6:00 with optional add-ons before and after as follows:
4:00-4:30 Voice and Singing (optional)
4:30-5:00 Ivrit (individualized instruction in Hebrew reading, fluency and vocabulary)
5:00-5:10 Break and healthy snacks
5:10-5:30 Discussion (Torah, values and current events)
5:30-6:00 Ivrit (Prayer fluency, games with vocabulary) and projects
6:00-6:30 Individualized instruction for teens approaching their bar/bat/be mitzvah ceremony and adults (optional)

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