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At this service, our 10th grade confirmation class will receive a blessing and our 12th graders will teach as part of their graduation from Midrasha, our religious school for teens. If you are a 10th, 11th or 12th grade family, you should have received an invitation to the service and the dinner that follows it. RSVP to Robin in the religious school office at or 479.3441.

Thank you to our Religious School Teachers, Madrichim, Teen Hebrew Tutors, baseCamp CIT’s, Teen Musicians and Friday night CITs – one of our teachers even won an award! 

It has been a fantastic year of learning at Congregation Rodef Sholom Religious School and we have many people to thank. Below you will find a list of teachers, and teen volunteers who gave their time and talents to making our school a place that nurtures excellence in Jewish education. If you see any of them around the synagogue, feel free to say Kol HaK’vod/all honor to you for the best year yet. 

We also are extremely proud to announce that our Midrasha Fire Circle teacher Day Schildkret is the winner of the prestigious Helen Diller Family Excellence in Jewish Education award in the Congregational and Community Schools category. The award carries with it a $10,000 prize for the educator and $2,500 for the congregation! Here’s a link to a recent j weekly article about Day. 

Join us in saying todah rabah to Day and the following teachers: Rachel Barnett, Lisa Bialkin, Aviva Lev David, Amy Kassiola, Ari Breakstone, Brandon Brown, Robin Foster, Sherry Knazan, Marla Lake, Leah Lamstein, Sandra Lampear, Nechama Levin-Langer, Hannah Lesser, Rabbi Michael Lezak, Claire Mikowski, Nivi Oron, Jackson Mercer, Nina Price, Ilana Rabin, Evi Rachelson, Irene Resnikoff, Joel Resnikoff, Sandy Rosenberg, Day Schildkret, Harriet Schnitzer, Valeri Schwartz, Natalie Shamash, Orah Sholin, Fanny Stein, Gabriel Stern, Dan Utley, Ronna Voorsanger, and Stephanie Zimmerman. 

Classroom Madrichim (teaching assistants): Zachary Bellin, Macie Besenty, Rachel Bialkin, Alea Chedekel, Jordan Cannington, Abbie DeRosa, Carley DeRosa, Zoe Epstein, Alan Friedman, Jack Foley, Ethan Gaines, Claire Hankin, Jerry Katz, Adam Kreitzman, Noah Loudon-Lebell, Sydney Marne, Ben Reese, Ethan Strull, Noah Walpole, David Waterman, and Leut Van Hoven.

baseCamp CITs: Lily Goldwasser, Jerry Katz, Laurel Levin, Sarah McCaffrey and Jack Parnell-Wolfe 

Musicians: Jerry Katz, Miles Minkin, Jack Parnell-Wolfe, Hannah Unkrich and Mira Welner

Hebrew Tutors: Henri Lite and Noah Walpole 

First Friday CITs: Kayla Buki, Adam Friedman, Nathan Kertz, Solomon Lapides, Sarah McKenzie, Ryan McLaughlin and Sophia Salesky. 

Chugim (Elective) Teachers: Laurel Levin, Norm Levin and Sarah McCaffrey

“MY SO-CALLED ENEMY”, a documentary about Palestinian and Israeli teen-aged girls, with Director Lisa Gossels, Wednesday, April 10, 7 pm, JCC (The last event in the Salaam, Shalom: Speaking of Peace program, co-sponsored by Rodef Sholom) 

To increase dialogue and understanding among and between local faith communities, we are proud to present a series of programs supported by multiple religious organizations across the North Bay. This series was made possible through generous support by Tricia and Richard Gibbs. 

Co-sponsored by the Marin Interfaith Council, Community Congregational Church of Tiburon, Rodef Sholom, Islamic Center of Mill Valley, International Association of Sufism, Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, and Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Come celebrate Israel’s birthday (Yom Ha’atzmaut is April 16) at our community-wide Israel in Marin Festival! Come experience a taste of life in Israel at this whirlwind tour of the food, culture, art, literature, music, and spirit of Israel. Our fourth graders will be running a café and a shuk and our teens will be staffing our Rodef Sholom table – stop by and give them some love!


Posted by: meredith

Tagged in: Teens , Services , Religious School

  • Spring Break: No school from Sunday, April 7 through Thursday, April 11 – school resumes on April 12 with baseCamp! 
  • Israel in Marin: Come celebrate Israel’s birthday at Israel in Marin – our community-wide Israel festival to be held on Sunday, April 14th from 11:30 am-2:30 pm (see above for more details) 
  • Save the date for Siyyum/Graduation, Friday, May 10, 6:15 pm Shabbat services (followed by a dinner for all religious school 10th, 11th & 12th graders and their families). 10th graders will receive a special blessing and 12th graders will teach – look for a special invitation soon!

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