Today is March 21, 2019 -
by Eadie Tsabari,
Director of Congregational Learning
Summertime and the living is easy. Well, not really at Beth El Synagogue. As we close the 2017-2018 school year, we look towards a full summer schedule. Kamp KEF will kick off this year June 4 – 8. If you have a moment and want to look into the future of Beth El Synagogue, please stop by and check out the action as our kids go “Around the World” and journey to different Jewish communities throughout the globe.
Summer is filled with our kids going to Jewish camp. More than 50% of our eligible students will be going to summer camp this year, with 22 of them receiving scholarships from the Seth Rich Memorial Fund. I call that – Your Dollars at Work! We will once again send camp care packages to the Beth El kids, and they will be visited by our clergy and staff throughout the summer. And what about Israel? We have one student on his way to Israel with two others going in the fall semester for a High School program.
Beth El means family, friends and community. We teach our kids about being involved and together with their parents, we help to make it happen for any kid who wants to participate. Nowhere, in any other community across the country, does this happen. We should be so proud of our young families and their children, and proud of our kids who are always leaders among their peers.
I, for one, am very proud of how Beth El supports its youth. Clergy, staff, teachers, parents and of course all of those generous people who make all of this happen for summer programming and throughout the entire school year. I am particularly grateful to all of those who have helped me say “YES” to our kids for anything that they need or any kind of wonderful program they come up with.
Kol HaKavod to all and Todah Raba for another great year.