Religious School Monthly Message

Nancy Hersh's April Message

It’s spring….the flowers are starting to bloom, the weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and Passover is quickly approaching! My favorite time of the year!

As you know, we collect tzedakah each day that religious school meets. We ask that everyone contributes in some way by donating whatever amount that they feel comfortable with. In the past, we have contributed to many wonderful funds, and helped many organizations. This year, our collection seems quite minimal, so I’m hoping that all of you will remember to send in tzedakah from now until the end of school so that we can make a worthy donation again this year.

Last year, by the generosity of many of you, we were able to collect enough money to build a girl’s latrine for the Tikkun Olam school in Namutumba, Uguanda. We saw this as a very important thing to do, since without a latrine, many of the girls were unable to attend school. Here is a picture of the latrine. While it may not look like much, it has been a very welcome addition to the school. Not shown in this picture is a sign that hangs on the latrine, which says that it’s a donation from Congregation Beth Hatikvah in Summit, NJ.

Dates to remember:

Sat., April 1 B’not Mitzvah of Charlotte and Georgia Post Lipnick

Sun., April 2 Confirmation Class @ 11:00

Sat., April 8- Tues., April 18 Passover – No Religious School

Sat., April 22 Bar Mitzvah of Mark Ticknor

Sat., April 29 Family Art Workshop

Sun, 30 April 2017 4 Iyyar 5777