This Week at Rimon!

Temple Sholom - Sunday, March 22, 2015/2 Nisan 5775


Spotlight on Academy!

Did you know that we have over 60 teens whose energy fills our classrooms on Monday nights? Pizza and friendship starts off the evening as our 7th - 10th grade teens connect with their Temple Sholom friends. Then, our teens engage in active learning of a plethora of topics that speak to them. It's time for voice and choice as teens choose from electives such as: Hot Topics Debate Forum, Art and Jewish Identity, Soul Food, Oral History Project, Who are You as a Jew?, Israel through Literature and more?

Both last week and this week \our 9th & 10th graders will be engaging in discussion about ethical issues with Lawrence Husick. Below is a glimpse into some dilemmas that they are discussing: Is it every OK to cheat? Is there such as thing as "too fat"? If you could take a pill that gave you higher SAT scores, should you take it? Is downloading music and video from the internet music and video from the internet a sin?

Making good ethical decisions requires sensitivity to ethical issues and a method for

exploring the ethical aspects of decision and weighing the considerations that should

impact our choice a course of action. The more novel and difficult the ethical choice we

face, the more we need to rely on discussion and dialogue with others about the dilemma. Only by careful exploration of the problem, aided by the insights and different perspectives

of others, can we make good ethical choices in such situations.

Making ethical decisions requires that we know what core values are most important. Our

Jewish tradition identifies eight values of ethical importance: Honesty, Integrity, Personal Responsibility, Respect for the Law, Brit, Loyalty, Tikkun Olam, and Chesed. What are these,

and how do they fit into the ways in which our society asks us to make good decisions?

Sixth Grade Gesherim Showcase #1

Students in the 6th grade Gesherim class worked with their families to present the their torah portion through explaining the story and it's significance for today! The presentations where both interesting and awesome!

From Redemption to Revelation -- From Passover to Shavuot

The last trimester of the year began last week as all of our Rimon children began to explore the journey from Redemption (escaping Egyptian slavery) to Revelation (receiving the Torah at Mt. Sinai). Corresponding to the holidays of Passover and Shavuot this last unit began with some visits from our ancestors and lots of interesting ideas!

It Was a Chugim Week!

Donate Boxes of Cereal and Help Rimon Count the Omer!

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Monday, March 23 - Rimon Hebrew and Academy

Tuesday, March 24 - Rimon Hebrew

Sunday, March 29 - NO RIMON - Spring Break

Monday, March 30 - NO RIMON HEBREW OR ACADEMY - Spring Break

Tuesday, March 31 - NO RIMON HEBREW - Spring Break

Sunday, April 5 - NO RIMON - Spring Break

Monday, April 6 - NO RIMON HEBREW OR ACADEMY - Spring Break

Tuesday, April 7 - NO RIMON HEBREW - Spring Break

Sunday, April 12 - Rimon resumes/Interfaith Family Group Meets!