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This Week in Upper School 10/14-10/18, 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019
 
Pride in Community and Jewish Values
It has been wonderful this week to see our community share a number of experiences in the sukkahs, from meals to classes and activities.  These are times where our community can gather to share memorable experiences and moments grounded in our Jewish values.
 
Each week a Torah Portion (Parasha) is read during Shabbat services and Simchat Torah, celebrates the completion of the yearly reading of the Torah.  Simchat Torah, Hebrew for “rejoicing with the Torah”, celebrates this completion of the annual Torah reading and then starting from the beginning again. During Simchat Torah it is customary to rejoice with the Torah by dancing around the synagogue seven times.  Today, AEC students took the Torah scrolls from the Ark and danced around the Beit Midrash seven times. During the Torah service, the concluding section of Deuteronomy was read by a “Bridegroom” Torah (Hatan Torah), and immediately following, the opening section of Genesis was read by “Bridegroom” B’reisheet (Hatan B’reisheet).  With the help of our amazing band, who played a medley of Simchat Torah songs, our students and staff enjoyed singing, dancing and rejoicing with the Torah. 
 
Moadim l’simcha
 

Save the Date

10/21-22     Sh’mini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, No School
10/23          UNLV and UNLV Honors College Visit at 1:45 pm
10/24          American University College Visit at 1:45 pm
10/25          Nevada Day, No School
11/3-10       Student Trip to Budapest, Hungary
11/7            Hofstra University College Visit at 1:45 pm
11/11          Technion International College Visit at 10:00 am
11/16          High School Homecoming Dance, 8:00-11:00 pm
11/18-20     Slam Poetry workshop during Pride with NV Poet Laureate, Vogue Robinson
11/21          Poetry Slam during Pride
11-27           Early dismissal at 11:30 am
11-28, 29    Thanksgiving
12/23 - 1/5 Winter Break