"And if a Giant Latke Walks in I'll..."

B'nai Mitzvah and Hebrew students perform the skit "Chanukah Magic" during the Children's Chanukah Party 2016. A giant dreidel, coin and latke appeared to explain the history of how and why they came to be embedded in our Chanukah traditions.

Posted on December 29, 2016 .

Helping Others

Hebrew and B'nai Mitzvah students raised $243 selling lemonade and hot tea during Temple Israel's annual meeting. The money was donated to the Duluth Boys and Girls Club and to HIAS, a Jewish organization that helps refugees. Thanks to all who purchased drinks for these two good causes!

Posted on December 29, 2016 .

Welcome to Our Sukkah

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Students in the Gimmel Hebrew class share stories of individual refugees, thus inviting them in spirit into our sukkah. We participated in a service to welcome the ushpizin (guests) and enjoyed some "pizza in the hut" with family and friends.

Posted on October 19, 2016 .

New School Year Just Ahead

Welcome back students, parents and teachers!

Opening day is just around the corner. Religious studies begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. Hebrew studies begin at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Parents, please complete and drop off your registration forms this week if you haven’t turned them in already. It’s important that we have updated information for every student, but even more important that we are prepared on opening day for your children’s arrival.

I’m excited to announce our 2016-17 teaching team: Tina Alcala-Sales and Andrea Novel Buck, 6th-7th grade religious studies; Susan Rees, 4th-5th grade religious studies; Elizabeth Kaplan, 1st-3rd grade religious studies; Linda Glaser, preschool/kindergarten religious studies; Danny Frank, music; Andrea Novel Buck, Hebrew Gimmel; Rabbi David Steinberg and Ben Yokel, Bar Mitzvah; Chris King and Ilana Yokel, substitutes; Maren Shamblott, teaching assistant.

Most of these talented and committed individuals taught last year, or in previous years. I look forward to continue helping them guide our children in their Jewish studies.

If you have any questions about our program, would like to volunteer to help, or want to late register a student, I can be reached by calling the Temple Office, 724-8857, or by e-mailing anbuck@jewishduluth.org.

Andrea Novel Buck                                                                                     Youth Education Director

 

 

 

Posted on August 31, 2016 .

Mitzvah: Feeding the Poor

In their study of Birkat Hamazon, grace after meals, Bet class Hebrew students collected 391 food items for the CHUM food shelf. When they delivered the food and weighed it  -- a  whopping 307 pounds -- they learned they had donated enough to feed 12 people for five days.

 

Posted on May 1, 2016 .

Holocaust Author Here

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Kathryn Winter, author of Katarina, a semi-autobiographical novel about her experiences growing up in Slovakia during the Shoah, met with Hebrew and Confirmation students on Wednesday, April 13.

Posted on April 3, 2016 .

Purimspiel 2016

Esthermione and Adam Dumblesuerus foil the evil Voldahaman's plans against the Mitzvah Wizards at the Choppedliverworts School in this year's Purimspiel.

Esthermione and Adam Dumblesuerus foil the evil Voldahaman's plans against the Mitzvah Wizards at the Choppedliverworts School in this year's Purimspiel.

First turned into an elephant, then a parrot, Madam McVashtigal had some unfortunate run-ins with both wizards Dumblesuerus and Voldahaman.

First turned into an elephant, then a parrot, Madam McVashtigal had some unfortunate run-ins with both wizards Dumblesuerus and Voldahaman.

Posted on March 16, 2016 .