Mitzvah Opportunity!

Our wonderful former student, Ilana Kagan, will soon be celebrating her Bat Mitzvah. She is doing an interesting mitzvah project which requires a lot of participation. I am reproducing her letter about the project below; your help is certainly appreciated by Ilana & co.

Our school year is coming to a quick clothes. Our list day of classes is May 17, and/or final end of the year see you/celebration is May 19 at 5:30. It will be a potluck dinner. Kindly let me know what you are bringing so we can have a good assortment of food. I will provide the macaroni and cheese. We will provide macaroni and cheese.

Please pay attention to your student’s service attendance as the requirement must be fulfilled by the end of June. If you have any questions about where they stand in the attendance, please let me know.

See you  Wednesday!

Chocolate Seder

Today was our annual Chocolate Seder. Thanks to all who contributed foods and assisted.

Remember, no school for the next two weeks.

Best wishes for a happy & healthy Passover!

Upcoming…

Thanks to everyone for making our Purim celebration so fabulous this year. There are many wonderful photos on the digital player in the Shul lobby of our carnival and luncheon.

As usual, the minute Purim is over we start planning for Passover. We will have a special event at school and April 5th to celebrate Passover. If you have not done so, please respond to the office if you are attending the second seder at the synagogue on April 11. All students under 18 are admitted for free.

Important upcoming dates:

Tuesday 4/11 Second night of Passover Community Seder 5:30PM (please make reservations by 3/28)

Saturday 5/13 Bat Mitzvah of Rachel Salop

Friday 5/19 End of School Year Pot Luck Dinner & Celebration

Saturday 5/20 Shabbat honoring Rabbinic Intern Daniel Shaefer

Saturday 6/10 Bat Mitzvah of Ali Marcus

Sydney established a new MVHC  cup stacking record! She beat the record set by Sol Shmidlap in 1955. Sadly, those photos are lost.

Purim!

Thanks to Nicole Cabot for making Hamantaschen with the students today!

Looking forward to seeing you all at Purim this weekend;  please try to bring a donation to the food pantry to fulfill one of the four mitzvahs of Purim.

Services this weekend will be led by our wonderful Rabbinic Intern, Daniel Shaeffer.

Friday Kabbalat Shabbat services 5:30

Saturday Shabbat service 10AM

Saturday 7pm Havdalah at home of Avi & Ljuba

Sunday 10AM- carnival, short skits, Megillah and Purim lunch (a festive meal is another Purim Mitzvah). Costumes for kids of all ages encouraged! 


Bar Mitzvah & Mitzvah

This Saturday, Rabbi Broitman will be leading the adult bar mitzvah of our wonderful member, Bill Gamson. Please try to come and celebrate this simcha.

Also, the island food pantry is in need of donations.  When  you come to the building, please bring a nonperishable donation and leave it in the box in the lobby.

Important upcoming dates

This Friday 1/13 at 5:30PM Service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Music, prayer, speakers, festive Oneg to follow.

Saturday 1/14 Bat Mitzvah of Katie Goldsmith, 10AM. All students are urged to come! The celebrations are important part of our community and serve to help educate and prepare our students for their b’not mitzvah.

Saturday 1/28 at 10AM (Adult) Bar Mitzvah of Bill Gamson. Please come and celebrate with the Gamsons.

Friday 2/10 at 5:30PM Tu B’Shvat Seder and potluck dinner. A special evening the kids will enjoy.

Your attendance at these events is most important. Gathering as a community will strengthen your child’s Jewish identity and friendships. The service attendance requirement is a mandatory part of our program; attendance at these events not only counts toward your service attendance it also builds the student’s knowledge and self confidence.