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Jewish Sunday school moving to Frisco
By Michael Boren, Frisco Enterprise
A new Jewish Sunday school will be opening its doors on Sept. 13 in Frisco after the city’s original school closed.
The move is in response to the desire for a larger quarters and central location between Frisco and Plano’s Congregation Nishmat Am, where at least 35 Frisco families switched to after their synagogue shut down.
“We’re bringing together the people of two synagogues,” said Stanley Siegel, executive director of the Nishmat Am congregation.
He estimates at least 85 children have registered for the Sunday school classes, which will meet from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Sunday at Frisco’s Stonebriar Academy, located at 4577 Ohio Drive.
Interested students need to register for the school, which they can do at two open houses where visitors will be able to obtain information and meet the teachers.
The first open house will be on Aug. 16 at Plano’s Nishmat Am synagogue between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The second will be on Aug. 23 during the same time period at Stonebriar Academy, where visitors will be able to tour the new facility.
Siegel highlighted the location’s spaciousness, parking, classrooms and connection between Plano and Frisco.
The classes will be divided by age and grade levels, with more formal education geared toward older kids. Students will use textbooks and music in their classes.
The sessions teach an understanding of Israeli culture, Hebrew heritage, the students’ connection to that heritage and community service, Siegel said.
Last year, he said the students did an environmental ‘Go Green’ project. They’ve also participated in a program for buying back-to-school clothes for needy families.
The educators for the classes work with the synagogue and are not volunteers.
“People want an education for their children,” Siegel said. “This is an education that’s presented with joy.”
The classes will run until the end of May.
For more information, contact Stanley Siegel at 972-618-2200 or go to the Plano congregation’s Web site at http://www.nishmatam.org/.
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