December 30, 2004
This week, we start a new year – and a new book. Shemot (Exodus) is the second book of the Torah. The Israelites are in the deepest winter of their lives – a dark slavery. In this book, we will read about their move toward freedom, rebirth and spring.
So many of you wrote in with answers to our puzzles this last week. Congrats to all those who answered correctly and you will receive a gift certificate.
Winners receive a gift certificate to either Baskin-Robbins or Munchies.
For four months, religious school students in the Noah's Ark Reading Contest at Temple Isaiah read "From Rain to Rainbows." Students read any type of Jewish book at their grade level, and then report on it to librarian Ellen Cole. Each book gives students a point toward prizes; biblical stories count double. The more competitors read, the more they win. Last year's big winner read 99 books.
If you want to create a program like this at your school, call Temple Isaiah at (310) 277-2772 and ask for Ellen