Happy Passover!

For everyone who joined us on Sunday for our Passover Seders, I hope that you had a wonderful time. Thank you so much for bringing the charoset, matzo balls, grape juice, eggs, flowers, soup, horseradish and parsley. I saw many smiles on faces and satisfied tummies by the end of the morning. Thank you for helping when help was needed and being flexible with our crazy morning. Thank you to our teachers for facilitating each Seder and for being such great educators for our kiddos. If anyone has pictures to share, please send them my way!

I hope that everyone has a place to join together with friends and/or family for a Passover Seder this year. If you have extra room at your Seder table, or you do not have a place to celebrate Passover, PLEASE email  me so we can connect everyone. I hope we will continue to build our Kehilla through Passover as well.

The year is nearing its end and we only have a few more Sundays and Wednesday evenings together. I’ve included the end of the year schedule below so you can update your calendar as needed.

+++++ Calendar of Upcoming Events +++++

This Wednesday, April 20 – Hebrew School and Teen OR at 6:30pm

Sunday, April 24  – No Sunday School

Wednesday, April – 27 – No Hebrew School

Sunday, May 1 – Sunday School resumes; last 2nd/3rd grade family education week

Wednesday, May 4th- Hebrew School, Madrichim training, Confirmation Class

Friday, May 6 – Teacher appreciation Shabbat – 6:45pm – we hope you will all join us to thank and celebrate the wonderful teachers we have at TOR.

Sunday, May 8 – Sunday School

Wednesday, May 11th – Final day of Hebrew School

Sunday, May 15th – End of the year Family Picnic – 10am to 1pm

Sunday, May 15th – Jewish Heritage Festival at Raley Field – 1pm to 5pm

++++++++ Other Announcements ++++++++

New Teachers Needed – Are you interested in teaching at Temple Or Rishon? We are looking for some new teachers to join our ranks next year. If you love spending time with kids and have the skills to impart some wisdom to our young people, please contact Mary! mary.frank@orrishon.org.

Volunteers Needed for Next School Year – Do you have a skill or talent you’d like to share with our kids (dance, cooking, art, story telling, music, etc.)? We are planning some great enrichment classes to supplement our program in the fall and would love your help in making them happen! If you have a great idea, or you are willing to help in some way, please let me know!