Religious School News Week of February 20, 2019

Be happy – it’s Adar. And Purim is coming to MCJC with a Wizard of Oz theme. Read all about it. And in the meantime . . .

We’re still looking . . .

The MCJC Board is restructuring and reinvigorating the Religious School Education Committee. We are looking for a Committee Chair as well as members. Interested parties email

The MCJC Religious School still needs Substitutes for Sundays, 9:30 am – 12 noon, and Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm, all grades. If interested, please email

It was great seeing so many students despite the snowy weather.

In the Classroom:  The K-1 class learned some new Hebrew letters and worked with the 2nd-3rd graders on making decorations for the upcoming Family Shabbat. The 2nd-3rd grade class also continued working on their Shabbat Shalom scrapbooks. The 4th-7th graders worked with Rabbi Tom on Hebrew prayers, and began designing games for the Purim Carnival.

This week: Wednesday, February 20 – Religious School for grades 3-7.  Sunday, February 24 – Religious School for all grades.

Upcoming Special Events: 
Friday, February 22, 6 pm 
K-3 families will sponsor a veggie/dairy meal for our Community Shabbat Potluck Dinner. All are welcome!

Sunday, March 17 – PURIM FUN 
Please join us for a Family Purim Celebration. One of our many fun activities will be making Blessing Bags. Please continue to bring your donations! We are looking for these items:

alcohol wipes
band aids
bathing wipes
feminine hygiene products
multi-vitamins, chewable in unopened containers
peanut butter crackers
soft breakfast bars
socks, black best
Zip-Loc bags – quart and gallon size

We are also looking for parent volunteers who can help run Purim Carnival activities.

Wednesday, March 20 – Megillah Shpiel Night. The fun starts at 5 pm with a pizza dinner.

The MCJC Purim Shpiel is back by popular demand.  We come together to enjoy a pizza dinner from 5-6 pm followed by a Wizard of Oz Shpiel.  This will be in place of Religious School.

Snacks:  Also, if you have not done so already, please bring in snacks for the second half of the year.  They can be bulk, or if you prefer, cash donations are acceptable.

Absence:  Last but not least, if your child will be absent, please email or text 847-373-3186.

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