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Real Teen Theater

Post bar/bat mitzvah Jewish teens and allies are welcome to join our real teen theater project, Sunday evenings 5-7. We are currently practicing theater and improv exercises and reading sections of plays to choose a project for our first performance. Dinner is included. Schedule is intermittent so check here for dates or contact [email protected] to confirm.

Supported by a grant from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

Real Teen Theater Kickoff Meeting

Real Teen Theater will holds its kick off meeting, November 10, 5-7 to discuss the first project for the year, a video project, and other goals and plans.
Meeting includes introductions, sharing of goals, projects and hopes. Open to Jewish teens (12-19) and allies. Plans for pizza dinner.
Please RSVP. No fee for TI members. Donations appreciated but not required.

Real Teen Theater Launch Meeting

After viewing the Silverthorn Theater production of Ann Frank, teens and their families are invited to meet for the launch meeting of Real Teen Theater of Temple Israel. We'll start at 4:30 at H&R and then continue, if we wish, to get some pizza together.

We'll discuss the goals for the project this year and set the best dates and meeting times for the teens who wish to participate. The leadership teen includes Rabbi Andrea, Christine Benevenuto, Susan Hollins and other friends of Temple Israel. Jews and allies are welcome to come and hear more.

Decorate our Sukkah! (And eat a delicious meal in it.)

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

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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