Religious School Newsletter

Friday, November 8th, 2019:

“Just as this week’s portion speaks about the fruitfulness of children in the Land, it is by no coincidence that this week marked Aliyah Day, Israel’s National Day of Immigration. This is one of the reasons we relate our religious school learning to Israel- Israel was promised to us, and as “Aliyah is the central goal of the State of Israel.” (quoting Ariel Sharon) we embrace those who enter the Land, and their contributions.” Click here to see how we related Lech Lecha to Israel, America, Ulpan Shabbat, Veteran’s Day, and more.

Friday, November 1st, 2019:

This Sunday, wehn you come to, or leave TBD, make sure you stop by Hannah Stein’s table of bracelet sale. Hannah’s endevour in her 9am and 12pm sales is to raise money for Hand in Paw, a non profit organization that caters to dogs in severe need.

Friday, October 25, 2019:

Images on flags, also in the Diaspora, have undergone stylistic changes, in parallel to, and reflecting the changes within Israel’s 🇮🇱 society. How so? Here‘s our synapsis for your Shabbat.


Friday,October 18, 2019:

Shabbat, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Shmini Atzeret and Consecration (and tzom Gdalia?) are all related to tonight’s service. How so?


Friday,October 11, 2019:

We are learning Torah, we are assuming the mitzvah of offering the needy, we are providing #shelters, and in essence, we are providing life. As the Talmud teaches us, “Teaching Torah to the #child of another is the same as giving the child #life” (Sanhedrin). More from our Shabbat newsletter about the mitzvah of building sukkot, food sorting, and their parallel to the priestly offerings, click here.

Friday,October 4, 2019:

The wails of the Shofar call for our introspection, Avinu Malkeinu Chadeshnu BeShana Tova. Click here for our Yom Kippur Religious School eblast.

Friday, September 27, 2019:

We see new changes in seasons, music at our temple, the face of the Torah, our students, betterment of animals, technology in classrooms, TBD’s courtyard, and the list could go on. In fact, it can go on and on, so I’ll highlight on a worthy Jewishly Warm and Relevant few.

Friday, September 20, 2019: 

Click here to read the latest from Temple Beth David’s Shabbat Religious School Shabbat newsletter about our upcoming Playstructures, communual spaces and playyard.

Friday, September 13, 2019: 

This is how it all begun, and this is how we plan to affirm ourselves to the commandments

Friday, Septemeber 6, 2019: 

We’re about to open our doors, to the sound of children’s laughter as we get ready for another school year

Friday, August 30, 2019: 

Tells about our faculty for 2019-2020, our returning and incoming teachers, our enrichment professionals, and our curriculum, and how it all ties in together in an intricate fabric of Judaic values

Friday, August 23, 2019: 

Tells about our beloved Morah Shoshana, or teacher Susan, who this year teaches our TK-1st grade students, with love, devotion, and kindness.

Friday, August 16th, 2019:

Exciting happenings at TBD, as we celebrate this weekend the official beginning of Cantor Orly Campbell, the wedding of Rachel Gross and Stuart Altman, and the Bat Mitzvah of Elle Sheila Rohs.


Friday, August 9th, 2019:

We’re all about music this week, as we introduce to you in our Religious School Shabbat newsletter here three TBD affiliated cantors: SingingSteve Bermann, Hazzan Judy Sofer (who will be our Cantor on August 16th) and Cantor Doug Cotler (who will be our Cantor on August 17th).

Friday, August 2nd, 2019:

Meet birthday girl, Dr. Jackie Green, child psychiatrist, enrichment program leader within our school here.

Friday, July 26th, 2019:

Meet Miriam Beltran, TBD’s incoming toddler teacher in our religious school eblast here

Friday, July 19th, 2019:

Meet Leeav  Sofer who will be visiting TBD tonight, in a Shabbat service with the theme of inhale//sigh//release. Read our Temple Beth David Religious School eblast about Leeav Sofer, his work with Mostly Kosher and Urban Voices Projects here.

Friday, July 12th, 2019:

Meet our temple grandma, Janice Natalie Robertson this morning at Challa bake at TBD. A tad about Jan in our shabbat reading this week in our Temple Beth David Religious School Friday eblast here.