A Note from Morah Melissa
My family and I at my daughter Emily's High School Graduation!
I write this on the first rainy day of summer office hours. While it is dreary out, I am dreaming of brighter skies ahead. A very famous Jewish man, Theodore Herzel, a political activist and writer, was an amazing dreamer. He dreamt of a time when all Jews would dream of a Jewish homeland. In fact, he wrote the very famous words, “im tirtzu ain zo agada (אם תרצו, אין זו אגדה) if you will it, it is no dream. At TBA and at the JLP, we have many dreams for your family, and they do not end with a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, in fact, our dreams for you truly have no end. Our dream is for a lifetime of Jewish living. Our dream is that our home is only a launching pad for your child’s Jewish identity, the place they return to for the roots of what is important and meaningful to you as a family and that it serves as a guide for their adult journey.
Our JLP theme this year is “If you will it, it is no dream!” We invite every member of your family to dream along with us. What will your family’s Jewish world look like 20 , 30, even 40 years from now? Will your children remember what you set as important and meaningful? Will they feel a connection to the history, language and rituals of their people? Will they have passed your legacy on to their own children? These are all important questions that cannot be left only to dreams and chance. Together, we must realize the dream through partnership and participation. Let us be your guide to Jewish life! We hope that with each day in the JLP, your family will grow more identified and your child will soar as a young Jewish person.
Enjoy the coming sunshine, playful and long lazy days. If you need anything, we are still in the office and can be reached at 973-994-3950!
Hebrew Through Movement in action
2015-2016 Back to School Summer Mailing
2015-2016 Preliminary Registration Mailing
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The JLP Learning Siddur
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Kitz (long i sound)
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