Temple Beth Shalom hosts back-to-school barbecue this Sunday

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:11

    Florida — A back-to-school barbecue is the feature of the day on Sunday, Sept. 11, at Temple Beth Shalom. The congregation welcomes new and returning families to a new season of learning and community events in this inclusive way. All are welcome, even those who have yet to join. The event is an opportunity for families in the community who may be interested in joining the congregation and enrolling their children in Temple Beth Shalom’s religious school to meet Rabbi Rebecca Shinder and the temple family. Religious School begins at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary with blessings for the new school year, as well as reflections and prayers to mark the 10th anniversary of the attacks on September 11th. Students will have a brief lesson and introductions to their teachers. In addition, parents will have an interactive session with Rabbi Shinder. The annual barbecue and games will begin at 11. All are welcome to join in some or all the activities. Tours of the temple will also begin during the barbecue. Families can gather in the social hall and later on the adjacent field where temple members will be setting up food, grills and games. The educational program for children includes religious school on Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon, and for third through seventh graders, Hebrew school meets on Thursdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. School is in session from Sept. 11 through mid-May. A Temple Tots preschool meets one Sunday each month. High Holiday schedule Once again, Temple Beth Shalom is opening its doors to community members for the High Holidays to all without needing to purchase tickets. Services will be held: Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at 10 a.m., followed by Tashlich. Thursday, Sept. 29, at 3 p.m. for a family service Friday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. Yom Kippur services start on Friday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. with Kol Nidre, and continues Saturday, Oct. 8, beginning at 10 a.m. Contact the temple at 651-7817 or visit www.tbsny.org. Temple Beth Shalom is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism with a congregation that includes interfaith families.