RABBI ARIANN'S WEEKLY MESSAGE DECEMBER 11, 2012 Bnai Keshet learners are hopping with the energy of Chanukah! Our 3rd-7th graders are making their own Fair Trade Chanukah gelt this week. Our BK Kids' Chorus is preparing for their debut at Latkepalooza (come ready to sing along!). Half of our 6th graders cooked and served shakshuka and latkes at our MESH (Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless) dinner on Monday night, after we lit the chanukiah for our students and our guests. Believe it or not - Latkepalooza it almost here and our short winter break will be right behind it. Don't forget to bring your family menorah to light and wear your dancing shoes this Friday night! For our grown-ups: come join us this Wednesday night for our second Chanukah cooking class. Max Polaner swears he's got the secret to the crispiest latkes! Join us at 7:30 for minyan and stay at 8pm for the class! Next Wednesday, join me as we explore Judaism's views on leadership and leaders. We'll be taking two weeks to tackle this subject, just in time for inauguration season. This Shabbat morning, join us for either Chanting or the Jewish Parenting Book Club at 9am. The book club is B.Y.O.Book this month - bring your favorite books for talking God with kids. New members are always welcome. For our littlest ones, join us for Tot Shabbat this Shabbat at 11:30 in the Childcare Room. If you haven't joined us for Tot Shabbat yet, you're missing out! And feel free to take advantage of our Shabbat morning babysitting and join us for the learning and main service first! Also, I am organizing a baby and toddler playgroup at BK if I haven't been in touch with you yet to ask your availability and you have a baby or toddler, please get in touch with me and let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org)!