Dear Parents,

Welcome to a new school year at Temple B’nai Chaim.  I am thrilled to have the wonderful opportunity to be your child’s third grade teacher.  The staff and I have been busy working to create an engaging, and creative curriculum.

Third grade is an exciting year in your child’s Jewish education.  We will be using the text The New Hebrew Primer for Hebrew decoding and Jewish cultural enrichment, and workbooks Avodah, Torah, and G’milut for Torah studies.  In addition to the classroom experience, we will have special services with Rabbi Bearman, and engaging learning opportunities with our Israeli emissary.  We will learn about and celebrate the Jewish holidays as well.

Your child’s success greatly depends on you.  Please make sure your child attends class regularly, and spends time reviewing new material.

Please notify me if you child has food allergies, or learning challenges.  Do not hestitate to contact me with any questions.  I can be reached at 203-762-0556 or

Warmest Regards,

Michele Bender

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