The synagogue’s Rabbi Bernard S. Raskas Religious School and the Rossy and Richard Shaller Religious Schools are ready to go, as well as new and expanded programming for kids of all ages and their families
There is lots of excitement in the air as we get ready to begin another school year at Temple of Aaron.
We have formal and informal educational programming for the entire family, beginning with our toddler/parent class, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first and second grade programming on Sunday mornings. We offer supplemental Jewish education for third to seventh graders, and an upper school program for eighth to 10th graders two days per week.
We are excited to continue the junior/senior seminar once again this year with 10 experiential education opportunities, including the second annual trip to Hillel at the University of Minnesota. The school will also continue to expand its family education program this year by adding programming for our toddler/parent class and eighth grade families.
To enhance our educational programming, we will be filling our Shabbat morning with a new fifth and sixth grade Junior Congregation Family Service once a month. This program will give us the chance to put our children’s Judaic education to use as we honor our fifth and sixth graders, and they lead their own service as well as services in the main sanctuary.
We have also created a new bimonthly Little Minyan Family Service for second to fourth graders, which will enable families to join in the fun, interactive service. These youth services are a result of our very popular Prayers in PJs and Tot Shabbat program that began last year and will continue this year.
This past year we also began our “Got Shabbat?” dinner programs, an inexpensive way to have a community Shabbat experience. Our first dinner will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 14, following Prayers in PJs and before a youth-led musical evening Shabbat service. Five “Got Shabbat?” dinners are scheduled for the year.
In addition to all of our programming, we are also happy to be introducing Rabbi Jeremy Fine as our new assistant rabbi, and Mark Gulner as our new director of informal education and marketing. With their help we are looking toward some exciting programming in all aspects of the synagogue and are looking toward a bright future.
For information and join us for any of our programming, contact Director of Education and Community Life Joshua Fineblum at: email@example.com or 651-698-8874, ext. 103. Information about Temple of Aaron is always available at: www.templeofaaron.org.
— Courtesy of Temple of Aaron