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EDUCATION

School’s Out for Summer! by Ben Sandler Education Director The beautiful Oregon summer is around the corner, and with the change in season comes big changes for kids and families. Our rhythm of school and activities during the week, Religious School on the weekends and Thursdays, youth group outings, and CBI holiday celebrations shifts to Frisbees in the park, travel, and camp adventures. The change in routine offers different ways to stay engaged with CBI and to continue to learn and explore Judaism. This summer will be full of B’nei Mitzvah celebrations, and our CBI campus will be buzzing with activity every weekend. While our Reform tradition focuses much energy on attending services on

Friday evenings, Saturday mornings offer a Torah service and a chance to experience one of our young people lead the community and connect ancient words of Torah to their lives today. For students on their way to becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, attending Saturday services and becoming more and more familiar with the Torah service is especially important. Recognizing that each person brings a unique spark to our community, and seeing how they can look and feel very different in terms of leading the service is important for our students and families to experience.

of the URJ camps or BB Day Camp on the CBI campus or BB Overnight Camp will have any opportunities to connect being Jewish to the natural world and meet other Jewish kids from around the Northwest. If your family wishes to practice “the Hebrew word of the week” and find other learning resources, be sure to check out the Parent Nus e-blast summer editions. You are also welcome to contact the CBI Education team for study ideas and teaching assistance. Often CBI tutors and teachers are available to tutor over the summer months and we can help connect you to keep the learning going! Thanks to our families, teachers and staff for a fun school year and wishing everyone a joyful summer!

Our kids and families who look forward to our Sunday morning Mishpacha Minyon services can bring the ruach outside for the Friday night Shabbat on the Plaza services with special musical guests, new and familiar melodies, and stories from our tradition that bring surprise and wonder. Students attending URJ Camp Kalsman or another

L’Shalom, Ben

HEBREW WORD OF THE DAY CHALLENGE The religious school students learn a new Hebrew word each week during Mishpacha Minyon. See if you know as much as our students! Can you match the Hebrew word to its English translation? *

Morah

Good

Eytz

Friend

Mayim

Candle

Esser

Book

Tov

Life

Migrash

Playing Field

Limud

Sun

Sheleg

Foot

Chai

Come

Sefer

Ten

Shemesh

Teacher

Sofer

Snow

Ner

Vacation

Chaver

Hand

Chofesh

Water

Regel

Scribe

Bo

Learn

Yad

Tree

* Answers available at www.bethisrael-pdx.org. MAY/JUNE /JULY 2019 | CONGREG ATION BE TH ISR AEL

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