Dear Family School Families,

Yesterday was our last day of Family School. Thank you for giving us the privilege of teaching, supporting and nourishing your child's Jewish education. It has been a pleasure watching them grow, reflect and inspire us all!

Thank you to our wonderful, loving, dedicated teachers: Partricia Moger, Rose Ostrander and Jill Schwartz. Without you, our Family School would not be all it is! Thank you to our dedicated volunteer Willy Kane, and to all who love and support our school and community!

Over the summer, we will continue to have Tot Shabbat and First Friday Family Shabbat Pot-Luck Dinners. Tot Shabbat starts at 5 pm, and is followed by dinner at 6 pm. All are welcome! These are the dates for the summer: July 7, August 4 and September 1. Please plan on attending. All are welcome!

Everyone has progressed in Hebrew, but I strongly encourage continuing to study at home regularly. A few minutes a day really makes a difference. Each child was sent home with a study pack, please encourage your child to stay on it. If you are interested in arranging a summer tutor for your child, please contact me.

In-Home Shabbat Meals
Friendships are growing within our Family School; wouldn't it be nice to cultivate these relationships out in the community?

Our Congregational Communications Task Force is creating a plan for In-Home Shabbat Meals. They are looking for families that would like to learn more about hosting a Shabbat meal in their home on a Friday night or Saturday afternoon; it is a great way for us to get to know each other in a relaxed Shabbat setting.

It can be a pot-luck or you can do the cooking; that’s up to you.
The Task Force will provide guidelines and support to ensure a fun, successful gathering.

To learn more, contact Amy Messing at (845) 684-5279.

Important Dates to Remember
Please mark your calendars and plan on attending!
Summer Schedule

  • Friday, July 7
    • 5 pm: Tot Shabbat
    • 6 pm: First Friday Shabbat Pot-Luck Dinner
  • Friday, August 4
    • 5 pm: Tot Shabbat
    • 6 pm: First Friday Shabbat Pot-Luck Dinner
  • Friday, September 1
    • 5 pm: Tot Shabbat
    • 6 pm: First Friday Shabbat Pot-Luck Dinner

Back to Family School: First Days

  • Grades 1–6: September 12 (4–6:30 pm)
  • B'nai Mitzvah Class: September 12 (6–8 pm)
  • Pre K–Kindergarten: September 16 (10 am)
  • Teen Class: September 19 (6 pm)

As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns or thoughts. Please feel free to call or email me anytime.

Wishing all a warm, loving, happy summer!

(845) 684-4242
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