Time is one of those crazy concepts (sorry Cher, you can’t turn it back, even if you can find a way).  It’s already April and we are in the middle of Passover (I assume that’s when this issue of the Pathfinder is released).  The passage of time, as a father of two, seems even more daunting since my…

Mazel Tov to Michael Schneider on completing the Certificate in Jewish Leadership program at Spertus Institute.

The youth group ventured out to Orbit Skate Center this month to test their skating skills. Everyone had a great time skating, eating pizza and mozzarella sticks, and hanging out! Our youth group president, Zoe, even won an inflatable unicorn! Now what do we feed it?  

The first Torah portion we read this month is Yitro (Jethro), from the Book of Exodus. Yitro is one of six Torah portions named after a person (Noah, Sarah, Korach, Balak, and Pinchas are the others). Yitro was Moses’ father-in-law and a very righteous person. In Exodus 18:14-23, he tells Moses that he needs to…

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Our December events are worth a thousand words plus one. Here’s to a continued happy, healthy, and prosperous 5778, and the same for 2018. – Michael Schneider Assistant Director of Education, Youth, & Engagement Upcoming January Events: 1/15: MLK, Jr. Day of Service. Volunteering at The…

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…

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…

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…

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