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  • Writer's pictureRabbi David Paskin

Sparks and Fire

Coming Up:

  • Saturday night, May 25 is Lag B'Omer. Come celebrate with us from 5:30-7pm

  • There is no school on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day

  • Graduation day is fast approaching and we are so excited to celebrate with our PK4 and Kindergarten graduates! Graduation is on Thursday, June 6. We hope you will come to celebrate all of our graduates and students. Here is the schedule for the morning:

    • 9:00-10:00am Kindergarten Graduation

    • 10:00-10:45am TGS-PK3 End-of-Year Parties (by class)

    • 10:45-11:00am Graduates Parade

    • 11:00-12:00pm PK4 Graduation

  • It's Saturday afternoon and you have nothing to do...Why Not...Shabbat. Join us on Saturday, June 1st from 3:30-5pm. We're making our own Havdalah sets! RSVP at www.gansinai.org/whynot


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From Rabbi David

Children riding bikes

Sunday is Lag B'Omer. This day, the 33rd in the Omer count between Passover and Shavuot, is celebrated with, among other things, bonfires. This got me thinking about how we spark curiosity and passion in our children.


In Jewish tradition, fire represents both physical and spiritual light. The Lag B'Omer bonfires celebrate the light of Torah that Rabbi Shimon brought to the world. Just as these flames brighten the night, we aim to ignite a love for learning in our students. Every question, discovery, and idea from a child is like a spark that can grow into a bright flame of understanding and creativity.


Lighting a bonfire isn't just a physical act; it's a symbol of inspiration and growth. Our role as educators is to nurture these sparks of curiosity, helping them grow into lasting flames of knowledge and enthusiasm. Rabbi Shimon's dedication to seeking deeper truths inspires us to foster a sense of wonder in our kids, encouraging them to explore and learn with passion.


So this year, as we light our bonfires, we celebrate the sparks of curiosity and passion in our children. Each flame represents a step towards a brighter future filled with discovery and growth.




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