Summer Suggestions

Well, the end of the school year is near. My blog posts have ranged from really long, to quite short. This week, I’ll give you a shorter one.

summer camp

Summer is looming and with it comes questions of activities and learning until we start again in September. Many of our kids will be heading off to summer camp both at Camp Newman and other places across the country. If your child is not going to sleep-away camp, but you still want them to have a taste of Jewish camp this summer, consider sending them to B’nai Israel’s Camp Shelanu. They have 5 sessions to choose from and camp runs from 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday. To find out more, go to or call (916) 446-4861.

It is essential that our kiddos continue to practice their Hebrew over the summer. Summer practice saves our teachers tons of time in the fall as they don’t have to re-teach material that the students learned the previous year, but forgot over the summer. There are fun websites out there to practice on. In the Useful Links tab, you can find a few of them.  Also, for our 5th and 6th grade students, they can continue to practice with our online program. Go to – enter their username (1st initial; last name ie. mfrank) and password (5th grade = tor5; 6th = tor6). There, they can review all of the lessons they did this year and complete any that did not get completed.

We also have a wide variety of workbooks that our kids can take home to practice their reading and writing. Email me if you would like to look at them. 🙂

No matter what you do, I hope you all have a great summer and come back in the fall ready to learn more and be Awesome Jews with me!

++++++++++ Announcements +++++++++

teachersTeacher appreciation Shabbat is May 26th. We are preparing nice gifts for the teachers and madrichim and we need your help. Please consider donating funds so that we may give each teacher a gift card as part of their gift. Suggested donation is $10 per child. You can bring cash or a check to Hebrew school or religious school – or – you can call the office and use a credit card as well. Let’s show our teachers how much we love them!

Wednesday, May 10th @6:30pm – Hebrew School

Wednesday, May 10th @ 6:45pm – Educational Task Force Meeting – room 3. Anyone is welcome to join us!

Friday, May 12th – Gan K’tan at 10am

Friday, May 12th and Saturday, May 13th – Mental Health Awareness Shabbat

Sunday, May 14th – Mother’s Day – NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, May 17th @6:30pm – Last Day of Hebrew School

Friday, May 19th @ 6:00pm – Tot Shabbat

Sunday, May 21st @ 9am – Religious School – Parents, please join us at 11:15 for a special end of the year program.

Friday, May 26th @ 6:45pm – Teacher Appreciation Shabbat and Final Friday Shabbat Dinner – Madrichim should plan to attend as well!

Sunday, June 4th @10am – End of the Year Picnic