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Weekly News and Updates

 

 

 

 

PLEASE READ BELOW FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION.

 

There will be NO Tot Shabbat and Mini Minyan or

kiddush lunch until further notice.

 

There will be Friday night and Saturday morning services in the main sanctuary

and we will practice physical distancing.

 

 

Dear Parents,

 

In order to protect the most vulnerable among us, out of an abundance of caution we will be suspending "in person" religious school classes over the next few sessions. However, we are in the unique position to easily switch to online classes. As most of you are aware we have been using the Zoom platform for the past two years to allow students who are unable to attend our mid week classes to join in "live" from their homes.

 

For the short term, all classes will now be held online. We will take this Sunday off in order for our staff to work out the kinks and fine tune the hours of each class and will resume virtually next Tuesday/Wednesday afternoon. We did start planning for this early this week so it should not take long to be up and running. There will be a few minor changes as we currently only have the capacity to have three Zoom classrooms run simultaneously. Also, we want to be accommodating to families who may only have access to one computer at home and have multiple children in the school.

 

Here is a look at a tentative schedule that we will fine tune over the weekend.

 

Sunday mornings

 

  • 5th, 6th, & 7th grades will log into their classroom from 9:00 to 10:30
  • 2nd & 3/4 grades will log into their classrooms from 10:40 to 12:10
  • K/1 - I am working with Kendra to create an online learning environment for this class that will keep them engaged. Kendra will send weekly material and links for the children to access at your convenience so that their learning continues.
  • We will let you know when Teen Scene will be online.

 

Tuesday/Wednesday

 

  • 2nd and 3/4th grades will meet on Tuesday from 4:30 to 6:00
  • 5th, 6th, & 7th grades will meet Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:00
  • Times may vary slightly for each grade and increase when appropriate for the lesson

 

While I, as many of you, are perplexed with the enormity of closures, there are those who have studied the history of pandemics who do believe that the current state of affairs is necessary to ensure our safety and that of our loved ones.

 

2ND GRADE THROUGH 7TH GRADE - PLEASE PLAN ON COMING TO THE SYNAGOGUE BETWEEN 10:00 AND 11:00 THIS SUNDAY MORNING TO PICK UP ANY BOOKS AND FOLDERS TO BE USED AT HOME WHILE ATTENDING THE ONLINE CLASS.

 

Please stay tuned for more information and links to log into Zoom. In the meantime you can go ahead and download the Zoom drivers and apps to your devices. We will communicate by GroupMe and email to each grade individually with information about your class.

 

 

In Other News (Until further notice):

We do plan on holding Friday night and Saturday morning services and will practice physical distancing. This is a great way for your children to continue to practice their prayers.

 

  • PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS for a Teen Scene field trip on Sunday, April 26th. All teens (and adults) are invited to join on this walking tour of the Jewish history found in the Beltline and Ponce City Market area of town. This tour is free to students enrolled in Teen Scene and chaperones. There is a $35 fee for all others. A sign up form will be created soon.
  • Third Grade Siddur Presentation - Our 3rd grade students and students who joined our school after 3rd grade will be presented with their own Siddur on Friday evening, March 20th . The 3rd & 4th grade students will lead parts of the Friday night service.
  • Our 5th grade students will lead the Friday night service on April 3rd. 

 

Youth Department Updates

 
  • Youth Programs are open to any Jewish students in 3rd - 12th grades. To join any of the Beth Shalom Youth Groups or for more information, please contact the Youth Director at kusyyd@gmail.com

     

     

Shabbat Shalom,

Linda Zimmerman

Director of Lifelong Learning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thu, April 2 2020 8 Nisan 5780