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Final Days of TIRS in May

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May 15: A Shavuot Celebration for the Last Day of Religious School

Shavuot occurs seven weeks after Passover. It celebrates two things: the giving of the Ten Commandments (and many believe the entire Torah) at Mount Sinai after the Israelites left Egypt, and also the first fruits of the harvest in ancient Israel. The day begins at 9:30 a.m. as the students gather in their classrooms for a final Judaica class.

At 10:30 a.m., everyone will assemble in the social hall to be divided into teams. The students will put on a performance at noon in the social hall to demonstrate what they've learned about this amazing holiday.

On Shavuot, it's customary to eat both dairy and sweet foods, since we are celebrating the harvest of the "land of milk and honey." Please bring a dairy dish or dessert to share with everyone at our vegetarian potluck picnic after religious school.

May 20: Confirmation Covered Dish Dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the social hall. Confirmation & Shabbat Service at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.

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Join us as we celebrate the Confirmation Class of 2016: Shir-li Oved, Benjamin Greenblatt and Nikki Throlson. Their classmates, Hayley Massey and Kishun Stoddard, will assist in leading the Shabbat service at 7:30 p.m. The families of the confirmands will host a covered dish dinner in the social hall at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please bring a side dish to share (i.e. starch, vegetable, fruit or dessert.) RSVP by 5 p.m. on May 18 to Debbie Anderson at 706-323-1617. It will be a memorable event!

Want to Join the TIRS Team?

We are looking for teachers and teacher assistants to work or volunteer at TIRS next year. Please contact Ronnet Rice at 706-341-2580 if you'd like to join the team that makes memories for so many young people and their families. Classes are forming now.
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