Parents of Children Ages 3-7 Please respond

Kindly respond to this post if your children are ages 3-7
All responses are confidential & will not be posted.
We need this information:
Do you have children who attend Tot Shabbat? (Ages 3-7)
If so gender & age…
How often would you like the group to meet?
Would you prefer meeting Friday evenings or Saturday mornings?
Are there any specific Adult Education topics of interest to you?

A bissel humor, G-d knows we need it!
A woman goes to the post office to buy stamps for her Chanukah cards. She says to the clerk “May I have 50 Chanukah stamps please.” “What denomination?” says the clerk.
The woman says “Oy vey … my God, has it come to this? Okay, give me six orthodox, twelve conservative and thirty-two reform”

Please remember to attend our Third Annual Calling All Kids Beach Service Friday 8/2 6PM! Jabberwocky Beach, OB

Please pray for peace. Our students all know the prayer:


Summer Reading

Below are some suggestions for summer reading for your student:

Grade 4:

Ellis Island: An Interactive History Adventure by Michael Burgan
(Capstone Press)

Grades 4-5:

The War Within: A Novel of the Civil War by Carol Matas

Grades 5 – 7

The Star and the Sword by Pamela Melnikoff (Jewish Publication Society)

The following is a popular graphic novel series:

Grades 4 – 7

Rabbi Harvey Rides Again by Steve Sheinkin
The Adventures of Rabbi Harvey
Rabbi Harvey vs. The Wisdom Kid

Grade 4:

A Rebecca Mystery: The Crystal Ball (American Girl)

Grades 6 – 7

What Happened to Heather Hopkowitz? by Charlotte Herman
(Jewish Publication Society)

Cry of the Giraffe (based on a true story) by Judie Oron
(Annick Press)

Also check out the Jewish Publication Society website.

Please encourage them to read some Jewish themed books this summer (we are the people of the book). As previously mentioned prizes to be awarded to summer readers!


Shoutout! Join us…

Great job by our dear Lollie yesterday! MAZEL TOV!
We all so excited to celebrate with Leah Isabelle and her family next Shabbos (10AM start).

Summer Shabbat service start times: beginning 7/4 Friday start time at 6PM, beginning Saturday 7/5 start time at 9:30AM


All of our wonderful beach services are at the Camp Jabberwocky Beach, State Beach, Oak Bluffs.

Friday 7/11 6PM Beach Service
Sunday 7/13 10AM MVHC Annual Meeting & Breakfast. If you are unable to attend please send in a proxy
Friday 7/25 6PM Beach Service
Friday 8/1 6PM 3rd Annual Calling All Kids Beach Service
Friday 9/5 at 6PM School Welcome back potluck Shabbat & celebration of birthdays

Looking ahead: School Registration forms will be distributed later this month. Kindly complete and return them as soon as you are able.

Remember to bring your chair to the beach!

Please encourage your student to read a book (or books) of Jewish interest this summer. Many wonderful books are available at our synagogue library, or ask for a recommendation (just respond to this post).

Shalom! שלום!


Shavuot is the Hebrew word for “weeks” and refers to the Jewish festival marking the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, which occurs seven weeks after Passover. Shavuot, like many other Jewish holidays, began as an ancient agricultural festival that marked the end of the spring barley harvest and the beginning of the summer wheat harvest. In ancient times, Shavuot was a pilgrimage festival during which Israelites brought crop offerings to the Temple in Jerusalem. Today, it is a celebration of Torah, education, and actively choosing to participate in Jewish life.

MVHC Shavuot Schedule:

Shavuot study session Tuesday 6/3 from 7PM-9PM. A traditional feast of blintzes and cheesecake will be served. (Teens & over)

Shavout morning service & Yizkor Service Wednesday 6/4 9AM-10:15AM


Dates to Remember…& summer reading

Please add the following events to your calendar:

Tuesday 6/3 7pm – 9:30PM Shavuot Study teens & up (blintzes & cheesecake)
Saturday 6/14 10AM Lollie’s Bat Mitzvah
Saturday 6/21 10AM Leah’s Bat Mitzvah
Friday 7/11 6PM Beach service
Sunday 7/13 5PM MVHC Annual meeting & BBQ (more fun than you think)
Friday 7/25 6PM Beach Service
Friday 8/1 6PM Special Beach Service for Kids! Spread the word!
Friday 8/15 6PM Beach Service

All beach services are held at the Camp Jabberwocky area of State Beach, Oak Bluffs

Please encourage your student(s) to include at least one Jewish themed book as part of their summer reading. Many terrific books are available at the shul library, or ask for a recommendation. If s/he reads one have them send me a note about it & they will get a desirable prize when we return in September.

Keep in touch!



Final Service & Potluck 5/16

This coming Friday at 5:30PM (sharp) our students will assist Rabbi Broitman in leading the Kabbalat Shabbat service. Please make every effort to attend and ask your student to dress appropriately for Shabbat.
Please RSVP your attendance.

We will have a Mideastern potluck menu (dairy). If there is something special you can make please let me know, or if you prefer I can assign something easy.

Remember you have until July 1st to complete your service requirements.
Saturday 6/14 Lolly’s Bat Mitzvah
Saturday 6/21 Leah Isabelle’s Bat Mitzvah
Friday 8/1 Third Annual Calling All Kids Beach Service

Kids preparing for the service



This Friday 5/2

This week’s Friday service will include an interesting speaker, Yuval Elizur.
The service will start at 5:30PM and Mr. Elizur will begin to speak at 6PM to the conclusion of the service The topic is geared for teens and adults.
Please plan your attendance accordingly.