First Day of 2018-2019 Jewish Cultural School

On September 16, 26 students, ages 3 through 12, attended our first session of the year.  Among other activities, each group created a decoration to be used at our Sukkot Party on Sunday, September 30, 11:00 AM at the St. Paul JCC. We had a few absentees, and room for more, so please join us – contact me at

Here’s a first look at our lively classes.

The Littles (Pre-school – Kindergarten) with teacher Josh Kaplan


The Middles, grades 1 – 3, with teacher Colline Roland


The Juniors, Grades 4 – 5, with teacher Renee Dorman and teacher aide Ian Zukor I


The Pre B’Mitzvah class, grades 6-7, holding their Jewish New Year resolutions. (not in photo, teacher Eva Cohen)





Jewish Cultural School Blog Back in Business

Greetings – after a couple of years’ hiatus, the JCS Blog is up and running again.  I will aim to offer an update after most JCS sessions, to give parents and anyone else interested a glimpse of what goes on in our classes.

Since our April JCS session was shut down by that most unwelcome blizzard, we added a ninth session on Sunday, June 3 – also date of the Or Emet Annual Meeting, so a two-for-one deal!   The school session, annual meeting, and annual end-of-year picnic will all be held at Talmud Torah.

The highlight of our March session was the Purim Carnival.  Below are photos that capture some of our students having fun, some of the older students operating games, as well as teachers Josh Kaplan and Eva Cohen.  The Hamantashen baking was under the watchful eye of parent Dan Gladen –  many thanks to Dan and also to parents Dana Oken, Arielah King and Marissa Hill-Dongre for help setting up the carnival.



July 29, 2019
August 3, 2019
  • Family Havdalah with campfire, brief service/program, potluck, games
    Time: 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
August 7, 2019
  • Executive Committee Meeting
    Time: 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
August 24, 2019
  • St Stephen's Shelter dinner provided by Or Emet volunteers
    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm