School Chair’s Message May/June 2018

Every month is full for Irma Penn School of Jewish learning and April was no exception! For the second year in row our school celebrated Passover with a “Walk Through The Haggadah” – fun was had by all! Temple Shalom hosted our FIRST Junior Congregation service this month in partnership with Irma Penn School of Jewish Learning. We are pleased and proud to say that 20 children and 20 adults participated. Most of the children sat up on the bimah with Rabbi Bill Tepper leading the service. Maeve Boardman debuted beautifully on the bimah as a pianist. After a brief pizza party & oneg, Morah Jennifer Lane and Morah Eileen Curtis led the children in activities while parents enjoyed Rabbi Tepper’s Shabbat service. It was so beautiful to see so many children on the bimah for the blessings on the bread at the conclusion of the service, and many stayed for the oneg at the end of the evening as well! We look forward to many more Junior Congregations next year!

Irma Penn School of Jewish Learning’s last regular Sunday class was April 29. Next Sunday Hebrew and Judaic studies students & their families will be celebrating the end of an exciting year at Assiniboine Park.  June 1st, Rabbi Tepper will be leading a Temple Shalom youth service featuring the central participation of students of Irma Penn School and the Temple Youth Group.

Our next school year starts early with Sunday school starting on the 9th of September and Hebrew school starting on the 12th.  Please tell your friends and family about this fantastic opportunity for young people to learn about Judaism and about Hebrew in a small class environment, with caring and experienced teachers for a very reasonable price!

Have a wonderful, safe summer!

Marc Schaeffer