Dear TBR families,

I hope this letter finds you well. Our school year continues providing excellent experiences for the children! Programs on Sukkot and Simchat Torah as well as our traditional Sunday morning classes are well attended. Many of our post B’nai Mitzvah students (Madrichim) are enhancing school programs by aiding in the classrooms each week.

Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan’s, “Judaism as a Civilization,” explains that Judaism is not just a religion, it is a civilization. As such, it is characterized by beliefs, practices, language, culture, literature, ethics, art, history and social organization with its own symbols and customs. This is a philosophy to which I also subscribe. Judaism offers us a variety of ways to apply faith to our own lives, thereby adding value to and meaningful appreciation of our faith-based convictions.

At TBR’s Religious School, we see religious education in a similar light. Our goal to connect Jews from different backgrounds and situations is paramount. Inclusive experiences help make people comfortable celebrating our wonderful faith and its customs. Therefore it is very important that you share your ideas with us so we can create the most engaging and meaningful programs for you and your children.

Please remember that my door is always open to you! 

Special Events Coming Up:
Grandparents and Special Friends Day Sunday, November 19

All the best and take care,
Gonen Arad, Religious School Director,  gonen@bethrishon.org