Blessing Invite to 5th and 8th grade Families  
On December 9 at noon, parents of 5th and 8th graders receive a special blessing of completion You've done all you can to prepare for Middle School/High School admissions. We know this is a big step in your family's life!
@ noon we also have a Community Shir for parents and children of all ages. Join us in the Sanctuary for a spirited, inter-generational sing-along!
Makom Shabbaton #3: 4-6th grades/families
December 9 @ 12:30 parents and children, 4th - 6th grade attend Makom Shabbaton, our new, integral monthly program. We start with kiddush (light lunch)!  
7/8th Grade Interfaith Day of Celebrating the Season of Lights

meet at SAJ on Dec 10 @ 11:00 am sharp (please bring metrocards) we will enjoy an interfaith day of celebrating the season of light. 1ststop: St Nicolas Cookie Walk @ St. Nicholas of Myra Orthodox Church on E 10th St. Students will return to SAJ by 3:00 pm, students (and families) who wish to join Tehilah at Cordoba House for a celebration of Prophet Muhammad's birthday and Chanukah may do so by RSVPing in advance (pick up will be at the location in midtown where the event takes place). We look forward to bringing our rich Jewish identities on a tour of multi-faith and multi-celebrating NYC. Don't forget to practice singing Sivivon! so we're ready to sing alongside our Muslim cousins who have been practicing!  

Personal invitation from Tehilah & Cordoba House  

Before I came to SAJ, I wrote curriculum and consulted for NY's only moderate Muslim religious school. Its director, Naz Georgas, has extended an invite to us to join them celebrating the prophet Muhammad's birthday (peace be upon him) and Chanukah on Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm on W43rd St. All children, teens and parents all invited. They've been practicing "Sivivon" and learning about Chanukah since Rosh HaShana. I am delighted to join them before the Saranga celebration (above).  If you want the address please email me by Dec 7. 

Invitation from Tehilah & SAJ's Community Life Committee to thank Makom supporters

Please stop by Tehilah's office to sign the poster of thanks (see below) and Join our SAJ community's appreciative celebration of Mike and Doris Saranga, our Hattan Torah and Kallat Bereshit, on Sunday, December 10th at 5:00 pm.  In tribute to the emphasis placed on Jewish education in their own family, the Saranga children marked their parents' 50th wedding anniversary by establishing the Doris and Mike Saranga Scholarship Fund. This fund has enabled countless Makom families to participate in learning, friendships and our community of Judaism. Please sign up to join us in expressing gratitude for lovingly shaping SAJ!

Invitation to join in a season of volunteering and giving

SAJ Pela & Makom K/1 parent, Dana Ostomel, inspired us to think of ways Makom families can get involved in "giving" during the upcoming season that can sometimes focus on "getting." If you were wondering where you might look into volunteering with your family this winter, please check out the above Google doc. Contact Tehilah to add information as this is just a start!

Tue, December 12 2017 24 Kislev 5778