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Beit Rayim Hebrew School Newsletter April 2010 Nisan - Iyyar 5770

Principal Rabbi David M. Eligberg


Shalom Parents,

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For over six decade events in Israel have captured our attention, touched our souls and been woven into the fabric of our Jewish identity. Many of the challenges that Israel faced sixtytwo years ago when it became a sovereign state have changed - some, thank God, have been solved, many others have grown more complex. What has not and must not change is our willingness to act on behalf of the State of Israel. While we all find our own individual ways to show our support, the annual Walk With Israel is a unique communal and collective opportunity to stand together and show each other, the Canadian people, the politicians in the GTA and across Canada, as well as our Israeli brothers and sisters, our love for Eretz Yisrael and Medinat Yisrael, the Land of Israel and the State of Israel. Money raised in this year’s Walk With Israel will specifically be used to benefit the children of Bat Yam. Bat Yam is situated on the Mediterranean Sea, South of Tel Aviv. Bat Yam has been plagued with severe unemployment, poor living conditions and an educational system that faces many challenges. This Israeli city contains a high population of Ethiopian immigrants striving to integrate into Israeli society and culture. Through your participation in the UJA Walk With Israel, this community will be supported, nurtured and given a chance for a brighter future.

To Contact your Child’s Teacher: Please call or e-mail the school office at 905-889-0276 x 32 or

The message will be given to the teacher who will contact you.

You can learn more about Bat Yam on the Walk With Israel website through a video entitled, “A Day in the Life of the Children of Bat Yam, Israel.” Information about the walk and incentive prizes (T-shirts, iTunes gift cards and much more) is also available at http:// or by calling (416) 631-5700. (Continues on page 3)

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Kabbalat Shabbat 5770 April 23 APRIL BIRTHDAYS Alex Friedlan, April 2 Gabrielle Cohen, April 9 Cassidy Fletcher, April 11 Jonathon Bloom, April 13 Rachel Bloom, April 13 Jordana Presement, April 16 Mandy Joseph, April 18 Lindsay Shea, April 18 William Myerson, April 19 Nathan Gerson, April 22 Max Rotstein, April 23 Eden Bleiwas, April 26 Haley Cohen, April 29

Save the date! Interactive and participatory service for all ages! Upcoming Kabbalat Shabbat Services

2010 Schedule April 23 Kita Alef (G. 1) May 7 Kindergarten and Kita Vav (G. 6) Schmooze and Snack 6:00 p.m. Service 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. at The Reena Battle Centre 927 Clark Ave. W. - Thornhill

Sponsor Your Child’s Kabbalat Shabbat Service We are on the Web!

Did you move? Did you change e-mail ? Do you have a new phone number? Please contact the school office Schmooze and Snack 6:00 p.m. Service 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. at The Reena Battle Centre 927 Clark Ave. W. - Thornhill

We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to sponsor your child’s Kabbalat Shabbat Service. Sponsors will be formally acknowledged at the Service. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $18 or more, and more than one family can sponsor each Service. Please bring in a cheque made out to Beit Rayim Hebrew School by the Sunday before your child’s Kabbalat Shabbat Service. For more information contact Grace at the School office at 905-889-0276 x.32 or email at

Our school is NUT FREE and KOSHER.

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CHAG SAMEACH! (Continued from page 1) After the Walk With Israel you can continue the fun-filled experience at an incredible indoor Festival featuring amusement rides, carnival games, a petting zoo, camel rides, a Guitar Hero tournament, an Israeli arts & crafts centre, manicures, Spin Master toy testing area, and much more!!) You can also enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch. Just five dollars will get you a kosher hot dog or veggie dog, chips and pop! Let’s all join together and show our support for Israel! I look forward to walking with you on Sunday, May 30th. B’vracha Rabbi David M. Eligberg

School Council Meetings If you are interested in finding out more about your child’s Jewish education or want to make our school stronger, you are invited to join the School Council. We welcome all parents and thank all volunteers. To find out more, please contact the school office or Steven Osiel – School Council Chair (416-219-3943) or Monthly School Council meetings are held on Sundays from 9:30 – 11am. Next meeting is on Sunday, March 28th. We hope to see you there.

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School Office: 209209-1118 Centre St. Thornhill ON L4J 7R9 Phone: (905) 889During School Hours: (647) 230889-0276 x32 230-0597 Fax: (905)889-4113 e-mail: