on Friday, 03 March 2017.
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NEWS FROM THE SCHOOL
Over the past half-century, Jewish education has been heavily influenced by the Holocaust and the lessons we learned from this horrific event. Opportunities to interact with actual Holocaust survivors are fleeting, as their generation ages. Over the next two months, Or Shalom is hosting amazing speakers for both teenage and adult congregants, which will significantly impact your understanding of the Holocaust experience:
Sunday, March 5 – Or Shalom is proud to host the JUF’s Northwest Suburban 2017 Fundraising event featuring Guest Speaker Dr. Deborah Lipstadt. Her renowned book, History On Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, is the story of her libel trial in London against David Irving, who sued her for calling him a Holocaust denier and right-wing extremist. The recently released movie, Denial, is based on this important work.
Rabbi Ari’s Post-Confirmation Class will be held at 5:45 p.m., and will include dinner, prior to the students attending the presentation.
Sunday, April 23 – Or Shalom’s Holocaust Commemoration Service featuring Aaron Elster. As the small ghetto in Poland where Aaron lived was surrounded by Gestapo and police in 1942 and all the Jews rounded up, nine-year-old Aaron’s father tells him to “run.” He escaped on his own into the countryside and hid in various farms, eventually finding refuge in an attic for the final two years of the War. He is one of only 29 people from his original village of 5,000 who survived the Holocaust. Join us as our 7th grade class leads our Holocaust Commemoration Service and Mr. Elster’s presentation at 7 p.m.
Purim and PassoverAlong with our remembrances of sad times in Jewish history, it is a mitzvah to celebrate, which we will do in abundance in March and April. Our Purim Service and Carnival is Sunday, March 12, beginning at 10 a.m., and each family is asked to volunteer for a 30-minute shift to run a game booth. Passover, our holiday celebrating freedom, begins on April 10, and will be preceded with model Sedarim during Hebrew school April 5–6.
Priority Religious School Pre-registration for 2017–18 will be held April 23–27. Families who register during our Priority Registration week have the best chance of receiving the class sessions of their choice.
Upcoming Special School Events:
March 3: Bonim Class Service at 6 p.m.
March 5: 7th grade fieldtrip to Holocaust Museum at 9 a.m. JUF Event at 7 p.m.
March 9: Education Committee Meeting at 7 p.m. (open to all interested)
March 12: Purim Service and Carnival in place of Religious School, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
March 17: 1st grade Shabbat dinner at 5:15 p.m.; 1st grade Shabbat service at 6 p.m.
Mar 26–Apr 2: Spring Break, no classes
April 4: 8th grade Chocolate Seder
April 5 & 6: Model Seder for Hebrew school
April 7: 3rd grade Shabbat service at 7:30 p.m.
April 15: 6th grade Shabbat service at 10 a.m.
April 23–27: Priority Religious School Pre-registration
April 23: Holocaust Commemoration Service led by the 7th graders
April 25: 7th grade Ta’am Yisrael presentation (parents invited for dessert reception)
April 28: Teacher Appreciation Shabbat service at 7 p.m.
Congregation Or Shalom21 Hawthorn ParkwayVernon Hills, IL 60061
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