March has been a very exciting month to celebrate our connection with ISJL (Institute of Southern Life)! We began with the weekend of
March 2-4 and a visit from our ISJL Education Fellow, Carley Abramson. Carley was part of Rockin’ Shabbat and the adult service Friday
night, and Shabbat morning services on Saturday. On Sunday morning Carley planned activities for all of the Sunday School classes centered
around celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday, with Jewish conntected themes from several Dr. Seuss books.
On Sunday, March 18th, Susan Burden from B’nai Israel in Fayetteville, Georgia, visited us with a very special Passover program. Susan and
her son brought several of their Sunday School parents, teachers, and students for this joint program. The theme for this model seder was
“Passover in Space.” Students were divided into several groups: Haggadah Troopers, Plague Fighters, Salt Water Squadron, Dayeinu Warriors,
Pharaoh Force, Matzah Ball Commandos, and the Red Sea Rebels. Students rotated around the different Space Stations that included
blasting off across the Red Sea, Zapping Pharaoh, Passover Madlibs, creating robotic recipes, as well as the traditional items in the
order of the seder, and a craft table. We ended the morning with a delicious lunch thanks to Trish Hutten and Emily Piassick. All of this
came about thanks to Lara Geller attending the ISJL Conference last summer and going to Susan’s workshop! The students and teachers
had a blast and we look forward to planning more programs together!
Thank you to everyone who bought Passover candy from our Sunday School students! We always appreciate the opportunity to interact
with our congregation!
Happy Pesach and Happy Spring!