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We are so fortunate to have had Lynda Gutcheon as our wonderful Interim Educator these past two years. She has guided us skillfully through the transition following Anne Stein's retirement in 2015. As planned, Lynda's term will come to an end as of June 30, 2017. We are deeply grateful to Lynda for her hard work, her wisdom, and her leadership.
We finished up our study of teh Worship service and the consluding prayers. The class worked on our shabbaton Prayer books. They are coming together nicely. HOMEWORK: Write an interpretation for one of the following:
1. Kedushat HaYom - the holiness of shabbat
2. Misheberach - prayer for healing
3. Aleinu - concluding prayer.
Both classes had very small attendance today. The students in class had a chance to create bowls for the upcoming Empty Bowl event in the fall. In class we discussed the upcoming Shabbaton and the plans for the rest of the school year. No Homework for Sunday.
The class reviewed the main concepts of Aleinu and the Mourners Kaddish was introduced. Reading practice occured. HOMEWORK: Pages 138, 139 and 140 in the closing section of your Tefillot Guide. Practice reading the Aleinu on page 171. Parents should sign your reading log after you have read to them