A Word from our Religious School Director

Rosh Hashanah is the perfect time for growth.  Growth with planting new seeds that we can watch flower into the blessings of a new year. We have thrown away the year that has passed to start anew. Let us have the strength to move forward as we toss away the things that hold us back so we can respond in positivity and love through the power and support of family, friends, and community. These are the relationships that fuel our spirit, to take a positive step forward, as we overcome all that stood in our way in the past. I am so grateful to feel a complete sense of renewal and strength from the combination of the holiday, family, my incredible support system, and all the amazing families that have been on this shared journey with me, here at TBE.  You are all so strong and have persevered while facing each turn in this labyrinth of the pandemic.

I am overjoyed to say that the start of this year with our children’s holiday programs to our first day of religious school launch has been incredible. This could not have happened without all of you! For the High Holy Days, we enjoyed children’s live and virtual services, art, music, photo-booth fun, stories, and learning.  The children took home sample boxes and learned about the plentiful sweet delectable we enjoy symbolically to bring in a sweet new year.

For the first day of school, the students enjoyed musical T’filah, crafts, library, technology, and experienced flexible seating in their completely new classroom designs. The students were engaged as they were getting to know their teachers.  Most of all, they smiled as they united with old friends, while also fostering relationships with new friends.  May this year ahead bring us joy, laughter, learning and an overwhelming sense of strength, by supporting each other in our community.

With the closure of Yom Kippur, let us plant those seeds of positivity and friendship to help us grow past our fears and doubts. Let us reach out together to perform mitzvot through social action and helping one another. Our strength can be found as we persevere through it all, by creating a bond that holds us together in the good times and the bad.  Shana Tova Umetuka!  May we only have sweet blessings in this year to come!