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Bubbles…

One of my favorite parts of Sunday School is our break time.  Weather allowing, we take all of the kids outside to the courtyard for some fresh air, hanging out with friends, and old-fashioned fun: sidewalk chalk, bubbles, jump ropes … Continue reading

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First Day!

I love the first day of school! During the week before school starts, I think that we ALL have the jitters:  kids worry about new teachers and increased workloads; parents worry about schedules and kids who are whining about new … Continue reading

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An Important Message about Orientation

Dear Religious School Parents, The staff and I are looking forward to a great year.  To ensure a smooth beginning, let me take a moment to share just a few bits of important information: If you have not yet sent … Continue reading

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An Exciting New Year!

I can’t help but to be intoxicated with the atmosphere around me today, with happy sounds of Preschool and Day School getting started here at the JJC, and seeing all of our neighborhood kids as they stood at their bus stops this morning or walked, … Continue reading

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Community of Kindness

As most of you know, we have been working together at the Center to create what is being called a “community of kindness”.  This is an exciting initiative; we’ve already had one program and look forward to more. We are still studying the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

The past two months has been wild and crazy!  Programs galore, holidays, new curricula, sorting out children and teachers, mixed in with welcoming and blending our new families from Beth Shalom, has been an exciting challenge for all of us. Last Sunday, I … Continue reading

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L’Shanah tova u’metukah (for a good and sweet year)

We have now successfully completed the first two weeks of school, and we are finally settling in and getting to know each other.  What a great group of kids!  We have 25 new students this year – all of them are … Continue reading

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