Upcoming Dates! 

Thursday 6/4 at 5:30PM School Wide meeting. Every student must be represented. We will be discussing the future of our program. 

Shabbat 6/6 9:15AM-9:45AM Join Rabbi Broitman at the Mini Minyan!  Ages 3-7, please RSVP.

Thursday 7/9 at 5:30PM Education Committee meeting. Families of rising 8th to 12th graders urged to attend! We want to offer a great teen program but we cannot do it without you. Please come to start the process together & assure it will work for your kids.

Sunday 7/12 at 4:30PM MVHC Anuual Meeting, your participation is important. Following the meeting In honor of the 75th Anniversary of the MVHC there will be a cookout with klezmer music starting at 5:30PM! This will be an event for all ages & sages not to be missed!

Good Shabbos!


Important meeting & more


All families please mark your calendars for an important school meeting on Thursday June 4th 2015 at 5:30PM at the synagogue. Attendance is mandatory – every student must be represented.  If you need childcare please let me know ASAP.

This Shabbat  (tomorrow) is also the festival holiday of Shavuot. The festival of Shavuot is a Jewish holiday that occurs on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan (late May or early June). Shavuot commemorates the anniversary of the day God gave the Torah to the entire Israelite nation assembled at Mount Sinai, although the association between the giving of the Torah (Matan Torah) and Shavuot is not explicit in the Biblical text. The holiday is one of the Shalosh Regalim, the three Biblical pilgrimage festivals. It marks the conclusion of the Counting of the Omer. It is customary to eat a dairy meal.

Sunday morning 5/24 join Rabbi Broitman at 6AM at Jabberwocky beach for a sunrise Yizkor service and Torah study. (1.4 miles from Lola’s Restaurant on State Beach). 

 Must add Prufrock, Eidolon & Bluebird!

Coming up!

Friday 5/15 at 5:30PM come to our final Kabbalat Shabbat Potluck dinner. All of the students will be participating. Please bring a potluck dish to share.  Let me know what you are bringing or if you want an assigned dish. Macaroni & cheese provided.

Saturday 5/16 9:15AM-9:45AM Mini Minyan with Rabbi Broitman. Ages 4-7 please come to this delightful service (get a ride from an adult). Kindly RSVP by Tuesday 5/12.

Saturday 5/16 at 7PM all students, families & friends are welcome to join teachers Ljuba & Avi for Havdalah and ice cream sundaes at their home (133 Franklin Terrace, Vineyard Haven). Bring your own Havdalah candle and welcome the week! Please RSVP to ljubadavis@gmail.com by Wednesday 5/13.

Sunday 5/16 9AM – 12:30PM Yard Sale/Bake Sale to benefit our school! If you have not done so please volunteer to assist at the sale (it will be fun!) & bake! You may leave donations in the classrooms after dismissal on Wednesday through Friday at noon. 

Thursday 6/4 at 5:30PM important meeting to discuss next year at Hebrew school. Each family is required to send one representative adult. 

Please review your students’ service attendance so they meet (or exceed!) their requirement. Any deficits can be made up by 7/1/15.


Hello families-

As you may or may not know, we are holding a community yard sale on Sunday, May 17th from 9-11. This is being organized by the Education Committee to support our school and all proceeds will go towards our fundraising efforts. This is the 3rd fundraiser of the year (artisan fair and Haggadah sale were the other two) and we are hoping to finish up the year with a bang! In order for this event to be successful, we REALLY need help from everybody.

We are looking for volunteers for the following:

+ one volunteer to organize and lead the bake sale part of this event.
+ four volunteers to help sort through donations and price items on Friday morning (May 15th)
+ four volunteers to arrive early on Sunday morning to set up tables and put out items.
+ four volunteers to oversee the yard sale.
+ two volunteers to break down tables and collect unsold items and deliver them to the dump.


It would be GREAT if every family can work on getting donations from anybody and everybody. We can’t have a successful yard sale if we don’t have stuff to sell. All donations should be delivered to the Hebrew Center no later than Friday, May 15th at 4pm and we can start taking donations as early as Wednesday, May13th at 5:30 (when you come to pick up your child form Hebrew School). Donations will be stored in the classrooms. Items that do not sell will be available for pickup Sunday at 11:30 a.m..  Any items remaining will be donated or disposed of.  Please keep in mind, large items will be costly for us to dispose of so if they are not in great shape, please do not donate them.  Please help us spread the word!!  

 Thanks in advance for helping out with this event.
 -Melissa & Jen

See you tomorrow!

I hope you all enjoyed your Seders and have found some tasty matzah recipes.

School as usual tomorrow with a delicious matzah snack.

Remember that service attendance is a requirement in our school. If you are behind in attendance you can make it up through June. This is a vital component of our program.

The Education Committee is holding a community yard sale & bake sale on Sunday May 3rd from 10AM – 2 PM.                  All proceeds will go towards fundraising for our the school. Please hold the date; many volunteers are needed to assure a success.

Finally, spring sports are here. I know these practices & games can cause scheduling conflicts. Please let me know if this is the case for your student so that we anticipate her/his absence and plan accordingly as the absence must be offset with service attendance and homework.


Community Seder Sign Up – Deadline Approaching!

This is a reminder to make your reservations SOON for our Second Night Seder.  It is on Saturday, April 4th at 5:30 pm.
Rabbi Broitman will lead, and there will be lots of participation, especially from the Religious School students, who have already been working on readings, blessings and skits.

The food order must be confirmed by Monday, March 23rd, and we need to know how many people to feed.  (We have no guarantee of Mannah from Heaven, as our ancestors did!)

The reservation form can be found at mvhc.us or register at the office when you drop off or pick up your student tomorrow (or call 508-693-0745).