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  • Writer's pictureRabbi David Paskin

Around Our World

Coming Up:

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences are tomorrow, Friday, May 12. If you are joining by Zoom just go to and use the passcode: ganathome (NO SCHOOL)

  • Our last Playground Shabbat is a WATERplay-ground Shabbat. Come in your bathing suits on Saturday, May 20 from 10am-12pm.

  • There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, May 26 in honor of Shavuot and Monday, May 29 in honor of Memorial day. Enjoy the long weekend.

  • Thursday, June 8 is our last day of school. Our class parties will be from 9:30-10:30am followed by our graduate parade at 10:30am. PK4 Graduation is at 11:00am. Anyone not attending graduation with their parents should be picked up at 10:45am.


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From Rabbi David

Our children are growing up in a world that is more connected than ever and yet plagued by fear and mis-understanding. A big part of our Around Our World celebration is to encourage our children, and all of us, to celebrate our differences and the rich diversity, not only in our community but in our world.

One of the things that this week's Torah portions remind us of is that we are all temporary residents in our world and none of us are "more than" or "less than" any other. Seeing every person as an equal and created in the image of the Divine is a core Jewish value and one that we seek to teach and show our children every day.

As your children sang and danced this week I couldn't help but think that if we continue to teach our children this vital lesson through Kindergarten (here at Gan Sinai) and beyond our world will be a much more joyful and peaceful place.

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