Shana Tova from UJEB and End of Term 3 Newsletter

Shana Tova from UJEB and End of Term 3 Newsletter

Please enjoy this special 2020 Rosh Hashana greeting from some of our UJEB staff, board members, teachers, alumni and of course our students!

A ROSH HASHANA MESSAGE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE PRINCIPAL

Dear UJEB families, supporters and friends,

This year Rosh Hashana is going to be very different. No shofar in shul, and no extended tables. But if the shofar teaches us anything, it is not to to throw up our hands in despair. The shofar is a call to action! This Rosh Hashana, while shules and schools remain closed, we need to focus on two central questions: Firstly, how can we make this Rosh Hashana meaningful for our family? And secondly, how can we maintain our children’s commitment and connection to Jewish life?

The answer to the first question simple: tradition! Our tradition prescribes beautiful meals with all the symbols to make it special. Add a fancy table setting, and spend the Rosh Hashana meals really focusing on what’s important – family! The answer to the second question is also simple: UJEB. We are continuing all of our programs online, and have plenty of options for both primary and secondary students. Continue with your UJEB program for term 4, or join some of our weekly teen activities and events. If online learning was too tricky up until now, please reconsider and try joining again for term 4. Focus on what is really important, and that is being proud and passionate Jews!

During this very different Rosh Hashana, make it even more special and meaningful for your family. Shana Tova Umetuka!

Itzik Sztokman, Executive Principal

WHAT’S ON OFFER AT UJEB FOR TERM 4?

UJEB PRIMARY: In term 4 we are running over 70 online Jewish Life and Hebrew classes per week at 17 primary schools, 3 Specialist Schools and 3 After-School Centres To find out more or sign up for one of our term 4 programs, contact ujeb@ujeb.org.au or 03 9523 6844, or click here to enrol via our website.

UJEB HIGH: Exciting weekly online activities and events for teens – to sign up or find out more email ujebhigh@ujeb.org.au, visit @ujebhigh on Facebook or Instagram or click here to find out more about our teen engagement programs via our website.

PLEASE CONSIDER SUPPORTING OUR ROSH HASHANA APPEAL THIS YEAR

With many families facing financial stress, your support is vital in helping us to provide subsidies to ensure that no Jewish child misses out on a UJEB Jewish educational experience. Donate here, or call or email us at 03 9523 6844 or ujeb@ujeb.org.au.

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING ANTI-SEMITISM?

The Department of Education and Training has established a Report Racism Hotline for students and families. Phone: 03 7022 5500 or email report.racism@education.vic.gov.au. Click here for more information.

For more information about speaking to a lawyer regarding anti-semitic incidents in schools or institutions click here.

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