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Sundays are Fun Learning Days at the Beth El Religious School!

Last week was packed with Jewish learning, and fun.


Carol Rubin was with us. We had a great time singing and dancing TuB’Shevat & Havdallah songs. Thank you Ms. Carol!!

Kitah Alef learned about baby Moses, and movement art.

Kitah Bet & Gimmel continued learning about Havdalah, made kiddush cups and Havdalah candles.

Kitah Dalet are reading a book written for teens and pre-teens, discussing Jewish life events. They made fleece blankets to donate to the animal shelter. A big thank you to the Koeller girls for delivering the much needed blankets.

Vania and Marina worked on the Torah project. We ended B’reishit and then Cantor Yitzhak Ben-Moshe helped the group share what the Religious School has done thus far. Tomorrow we will begin on Exodus.

We look forward to seeing all our BERS friends tomorrow morning!

Shereen Ben-Moshe

Ms Carol

Baby, it’s cold outside! photo 1

Religious School started last Sunday, on one of the coldest days this year!

Our kids came bundled up and ready to learn! The hot cocoa we served also made the morning extra sweet and warm.

We welcomed new students: Kira, Mirele, Ariana, Ilan and Ziv!
We are thrilled you have joined our school!

Here are a few highlights from last Sunday:

Morah Iris Daniel started as our new teacher. We have grown so that we need a 4th class!

She will have the oldest kids from Morah Lital’s Kitah Bet class. Her class will be a Hebrew Immersion class. More details to come soon. This week, she and Iris Koeller taught Morah Lital’s large group. Lital will be returning from Israel next Sunday. This group learned all about Havdallah. They played a smelling game, identifying various herbs, sweets and chocolate. Then made Havdallah bags. They will continue this study by learning the prayers in coming weeks.

Morah Anat and her children brought their new dog. They rescued this cutie. The kids were thrilled.

Cantor Ben-Moshe and I will be teaching our new Kitah Dalet class. These are our pre-Bar/Bat Mitzvah kids. Last Sunday we started a new book, toured the sanctuary, and got hands-on and up close experience with the Torah, and more.


We hope to see all our BERS families tomorrow for Shabbat services and our Kiddush lunch. We will be honoring our sweet Morah Bev.

Shabbat Shalom,

Shereen Ben-Moshe   Ms Carol 2017

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Schedule of Classes for Spring  2017

January  1                            New Year’s Day 

*January 8                            Sunday school

*January 15                          Sunday school * MLK  weekend

*January 22                         Sunday school

*January 29                         Sunday School


*February 5                           Sunday school

*February 12                         Sunday school                            

*February 19                         No Sunday school * President’s day weekend

*February 26                         Sunday school


*March  5                            Sunday school

March 13-17                        Spring Break

March 12                              Purim – Beth El Purim party 7 PM

*March  26                           Sunday school


*April 2                               Sunday school

*April  9                              Sunday school

Passover                             Monday April 10

*April  23                            Sunday school

*April 30                             Sunday school


*May 7                                  Sunday school

May 2                                   Yom Haatzmaut

May 15 Sunday                  Mother’s Day and Lag Ba Omer

*May 21                               Sunday school and last day of semester

May 30 Tuesday                Shavuot


Countdown to Hanukkah Fun with the kids at the BE Religious School!   hannuka1

The children have been learning about the Hanukkah story, holiday songs, and creating beautiful decorations to decorate our shul, in time for our Hanukkah party!

We have some really talented kid chefs! The kids were given all the tools, ingredients and recipes to make two traditional Hanukkah foods: latkes & sufganiot.

Morah Anat shared one of her family’s special recipes. The sufganiot (Israeli donuts) were delicious!

4 cups of flour
2 1/4 cups of milk (a little warm, not hot)
2 eggs
1 1/5 Tbl. sugar
peel of 1/5 lemon
2 1/2 tsp. yeast
1 tsp. vodka (we didn’t use this with the BERSers)

1. Place flour in a large mixing bowl and create a hole in the center of the flour.
2. Pour in the sugar, yeast, and half the milk ( 1 1/8 c.)
3. Mix, then cover the bowl and allow it to rest for 10 minutes.
4. Add about 3/4 c. of milk, lemon, and vodka (optional), mix gently.
5. Once the dough thickens, add the left over milk. Sometimes you may need to add a little extra milk depending on the flour.
6. Cover the bowl with a plastic bag and kitchen towel for about 1 hour.

Heat oil in a frying pan. Place 1 tbs. portions of the dough into the oil and fry until done.

You can inject the sufganiot with jelly and dust with powdered sugar, if you would like.

Bon Appetit!

***These are delicious!!

A big todah to Iris Daniel for teaching while Morah Liat is in Israel. The children loved the Hanukkah songs Morah Iris sang with them!

FYI: Every week we take lots of photos. Many are taken by our little photographers at BE. The kids are taking turns capturing our religious school mornings to share. Last week’s photographers were: Sean, Marina, Sarah, Sophia, Iris and myself!

Have a fantastic week!

Shereen Ben-Moshe