What a start to December! On Friday, Cantor Jay, Rabbi Ari, and Michael helped put on a ‘Hanukkah Blessings Boot Camp’, where families went from station to station to learn the 3 Hanukkah blessings in unique ways. On Saturday afternoon, Cantor Jay and his Bimbam friends went on a Hanukkah adventure, complete with Maccabee shields!…

The Torah portions toward the end of Genesis that we read this month talk about Joseph and his siblings. Their relationship isn’t the best, given that Joseph is sold into slavery and his father Jacob thinks he is dead. However, the brothers end up reconciling their relationship years later when Joseph is in Egypt and…

Looking to volunteer this holiday season? Check out these events from the JUF’s TOV Network. If you are interested in helping out, or if you have any questions, please contact Solel members Liz Cohen (elizabeth_cohen@ymail.com) or Nicole Cohen (nicolepristash@yahoo.com).

Rabban Shimon ben Gamliel would say, “on three things the world stands: on judgment, on truth, and on peace, as it is said (Zachariah 8:16), ‘Judge truth and the justice of peace in your gates” (Pirkei Avot 1:18). Solel is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. My father just celebrated his 60th birthday a little…

Last weekend our Trailblazers & Solelim joined together for their November event – inflatable gaga right here at Solel! Gaga is often described as “Israeli dodgeball”. It’s a game of movement and skill, and our inflatable walls were a neat way to play the game. We welcomed friends from other synagogues and day schools as…

Movie night with Trailblazers (3rd-5th grade) and Solelim (6th-8th grade) was an awesome night! We had kids from Solel and their friends hanging out enjoying pizza, ice cream, and movies in different rooms in the building. Some kids even started playing hide and seek! Michael & the youth group board can’t wait for our next…

Congregation Solel welcomed its youngest members to Lev Solel on October 6th during Shabbat services. Mazel Tov on Consecration! The chapel was full of song, prayer and ruach! It was also Sukkot, and Cantor Jay helped the new students shake the lulav and etrog. We wish all of you a life full of Jewish learning!

I may say this as each month begins, but I cannot believe it’s already October! Our first day of Lev Solel was a few weeks ago, and I was grateful to have the attention of all our students and their parents to speak about the youth group and our programs we have planned for the…

Thank you to everyone who helped with the bake sale, as well as those who donated gift cards. On Sunday, September 17th, Congregation Solel’s teen youth group ran a bake sale during Lev Solel (Sunday school) to help raise money for Hurricane Harvey & Hurricane Irma relief efforts. In total, over $500 was collected and…

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