Today is June 23, 2018 -

Ahavath Achim Synagogue

East Texas's Only Congregation of Conservative Judaism

3501 S. Donnybrook Ave., Tyler, Texas 75701
Phone: 903-561-4284

CAA Sunday School

Our current Sunday School program meets once a month, during the school year and takes a break over the summer.  We are indebted to two people for starting our current program; Ruth Elmakiss and Fran Birmingham.  At this time, Ruth and other parents work together, along with Rabbi Learner, to provide our children with enriched learning through fun activities.  This year, we have a number of parents and CAA friends who are volunteering to help with activities and refreshments.  Our children have so much fun while they learn about their Jewish heritage.  One of the best parts of our Sunday School is that the parents of the children come to help!  When not needed with the children, our parents enjoy the opportunity for social interaction.  This is such an enjoyable activity that the attendees and their parents tend to stay after class to continue their socializing!!  Check out below for some pictures of our kids and parents, in either thumbnail format or slideshow format!!

Sunday School News & Schedule For The Spring of 2018      

         Our Sunday School met on April 22nd with several great treats!  The students are about to finish their personalized “Patriarchs” and “Matriarchs” to add to our Sukkot celebration in the fall. Each class met briefly as the younger students studied from the Chumash alongside a map of the Exodus to retrace the steps of the newly freed Hebrew slaves as they began their trek through the desert. We learned about the ancient GPS system with Hashem leading with a pillar of cloud or pillar of fire, and that Hashem always has a reason for us to follow as He leads.  We enjoyed a special treat of a tour of Israel as the world prepares to celebrate Israel’s 70th year of Independence as Dr. Ron Beals shared a slide show of his travels in Israel. The students and parents enjoyed special foods as Rebeca Escamilla-Perez and Barbara Zimmerman prepared Israeli Salad, homemade cheese Bourekas, homemade Falafels and many fruits and sweets. Everyone enjoyed their Israeli experience!

Our last regular session of the Sunday School year will be held on May 6th at 10:00 a.m. as we look toward Shavuot, the giving of the Torah to Moses. We also hope for warm weather as we look forward to a swim party on June 3rd.


Next Meeting Dates:

May 6, 2018 – Shavuot

June 3, 2018 – End of year Pool Party


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