Posts by Amy Deutsch

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Kehillah Kedoshah: ARS is a Holy Community

by Amy Deutsch

#TOSsnapshots In this series of short blog posts from TOS staff and lay leaders, you’ll learn what each of us is most proud of about TOS. Each of these aspects is a snapshot that represents part of the diverse collage that makes Ohabei Shalom so special. Enjoy! And let us know what you think. This […]

Bar Mitzvah Project: Collections for Syrian Refugees – We Need Your Help!

by Amy Deutsch

Dear Temple Ohabei Shalom, My name is Daniel Michelson, I am a 7th grader at Edward Devotion school in Brookline. For a social action project for my bar mitzvah at Temple Ohabei Shalom, I am organizing a donation drive for Nuday Syria, a non-profit organization which collects donations of both gently used and new items, […]

Been to Israel? ARS Second Graders Want Your Help!

by Amy Deutsch

Dear TOS Community Members, Our ARS second grade class is learning about Israel this year, and would love your help! Please read on for a letter from them, and please follow up and send their teacher Joanna Lieberman an email with your suggestions. Dear ARS Community, We have had a lot of fun learning about […]

ARS Teachers’ Notes to Parents

by Amy Deutsch

It was a wonderful start to the ARS school year this Tuesday! Please find below the notes from each ARS teacher to the parents of the children in their class. Contact Amy Deutsch, ARS Director, with any questions: Team Chaverim Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th/6th Grade (with permission slip […]

Jewish Holiday Detectives: A New Class @ ARS

by Amy Deutsch

Come check out our new and innovative class, Jewish Holiday Detectives! This class will debut at ARS in the fall of 2016. Cosponsored with Gateways: Access to Jewish Education, Jewish Holiday Detectives is a social pragmatics group, intended to help with the development of children’s social skills as they discover the Jewish holidays. Our highly trained teachers […]

Why Don’t We Talk About Money With Our Kids?

by Amy Deutsch

It’s one of the hardest conversations to have. Our kids ask us a lot of difficult questions about money, from: Why is that person is asking for money on the street? to Are we poor? to Do you make more money than Daddy? On some level, it’s practically easier to talk about sex than money! So […]

The 2016 ARS Song!

by Amy Deutsch

Every year at Teacher Appreciation Shabbat B’yachad, the students sing a song that they’ve created all about their time at ARS. They’ll be singing it this Friday night! If you want to practice with your kids in advance, here’s everything you need. (And if you haven’t signed up yet, please click here to do it!) […]

It’s Almost Passover–Are You Ready?

by Amy Deutsch

Personally–I’m certainly not! I always find there’s a bit of a scramble in the pre-Passover time. I’m planning seder meals, shopping for matzah and those ubiquitous chocolate lollipops, and always wondering what my children will eat when I take away their bread, pasta, and favorite breaded chicken fingers. And then there’s the question of how […]

ARS Prayer Recordings

by Amy Deutsch

Below are the prayer recordings for our ARS students to practice as they prepare for b’nai mitzvah. If you have questions or trouble with this, email and we will help you out. Mazel tov!       Ein Kamocha   Ki Mitziyon   Sh’ma   Gadlu   Blessing BEFORE reading Torah   Blessing AFTER reading […]

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