J-JEP Upcoming Events

Is God on YOUR Guest List?

ATTENTION ALL 6th and 7th Grade Families!
Join us for a Community Wide Dinner and Discussion.

Is God on YOUR Guest List?

Saturday, November 9, 2013
Jewish Community Center – Levinson Hall
6:00 – 8:30 P.M.

Be a part of the conversation!

With Rabbi Jeff Salkin, author of the classic Putting God On The Guest List: How To Reclaim The Spiritual Meaning of Your Child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

A light dinner will start the evening at 6:00 P.M. followed by Havdalah and an interactive conversation for students and parents!
RSVP  to Helene Kessler Burke at burke@rodefshalom.org or
412-621-6566 x130.

This event is free, but requires a reservation.

J-JEP Closed November 10th!
This is a reminder that J-JEP is closed on Sunday, November 10th.

Stay informed about closings and other events by downloading the J-JEP Google Calendar!

Go to the JJEP.org to download the calendar.

6th and 7th Grade Retreat

Saturday, November 16-Sunday, November 17 at Beth Shalom

At this retreat for ALL Beth Shalom and Rodef Shalom 6th and 7th graders, students will participate in discussions, service, and activities. A dairy dinner will be provided on Saturday. Students will be invited to sleepover at Beth Shalom.

For questions and to RSVP, contact Vanessa Serafini; serafini@rodefshalom.org or

Support J-JEP at the Holiday Bazaar & Book Fair!
Sunday, November 17!
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Rodef Shalom Congregation in Freehof Hall and Aaron Court

Vendors include: LinaBags, Rachel’s Cure by Design, Stella & Dot, Pampered Chef, Origami Owl, Mary Kay, Thirty one, and Much more!

A Scholastic Book Fair (benefits J-JEP!) and the Rodef Shalom Gift Corner will be open!

There will be a Chinese Auction and Bake Sale.
Download the flyer! 


Sunday, November 24 at Beth Shalom

ALL students will report to Beth Shalom on Sunday, November 24 for Family Hebrew and Religious School.

At 10:30 a.m. students will be dismissed to attend LATKEPALOOZA!

J-JEP students are free, but there is a suggested $5/family donation to attend.

There will be games, crafts, activities, and LATKES!

This Week’s J-JEP Blog Posts
Morah Molly, J-JEP’s 1st Grade Teacher was generous enough to provide mp3’s of the songs we use in the K-2 T’fillah service! Check it out on the J-JEP Blog!

In addition, you can also see what each class has been up to!

If you would like more information, please contact your child’s teacher directly:
Kindergarten: Manny Theiner
First Grade: Molly May
First Grade: Shanna Gayer
Second Grade: Erin Barr
Third Grade: Maura Goodman
Third Grade: Miriam Hoffman
Fourth Grade: Joe Loether
Fifth Grade: Yael Eads
Sixth Grade: Kathy Lobelsohn
Seventh Grade: Chaim Steinberg

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