Temple Sholom members spent a fun-filled family day at Starved Rock State Park on June 22nd!
Over 80 people gathered in search of a Golden Ticket to the Sholom Sleep Under which was filled with fun! Kids of all ages came to Bettie Port Hall on Saturday, November 9th to get cozy and comfy with their friends. In their jammies with their blankets, pillows and favorite stuffed animals in tow, they were ready for fun, food and lots of movie treats!
The children first decorated Channukah cards for Temple Sholom’s Channukah Box program. And after every good deed, you should be rewarded with candy, right? And so they were, but not before Havdalah and dinner.
Our inaugural First Friday Family-Friendly Shabbat took place this past Friday, November 1st. It was incredible to see Bettie Port Hall filled with families joining together in the midst of a busy Friday evening to welcome the Sabbath. Rabbi Goldberg played his guitar as the families said blessings together over the candles, challah and wine. A festive meal was had by all and some playtime occurred prior to the start of the Friday night service.
Fifty Temple Sholom members gathered, along with Rabbi Goldberg and Rabbi Conover, for a fun-filled kid-free evening out on the town on Saturday, October 26th. This is what building community is all about! A fabulous time was had by all who attended!
Some attendees were brand new members and some had been at Temple Sholom for a decade, but they all came together to meet and mingle with other members at the Temple similar to themselves. Everything from summer camp to homework to Bar/Bat Mitzvah planning was talked about and a common theme was felt throughout the evening – It’s great to spend a night out with other parents just like me!
As said by Rabbi Goldberg, ” I put ice cream in my GPS and it took me here.”
Here was Trebes Park where Mishpacha had a fantastic ice cream social on Sunday afternoon to kick off their 2013-2014 calendar year. There were bubbles flying, balloon animals being created, baseball games being played and new friendships being made. Sixty-five people gathered in the park to enjoy ice cream and what will hopefully NOT be one of our last beautiful summer afternoons.
It was a warm and welcoming afternoon to many new Temple Sholom families and families new to Mishpacha. There was a perfect mix of new and current Temple members who mingled while the children played in the park. A fabulous time was had by all and we look forward to seeing these families and many more at our next Mishpacha event….a Welcome Back to Religious School Sunday Social on Sunday, September 22nd at 9:45am in room 406. Enjoy the end of summer and we will see you in the fall!