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LATIN/SEPHARDIC SYNAPLEX SHABBAT ALIVE FOR ALL AGES
6:00 p.m. Shabbat dinner, catered by TGIS. Menu: Tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, butter leaf lettuce salad with cranberries, pears, asiago cheese and champagne dressing, fruit platter and potato chips. Cost: $10 per person. Click here to RSVP online or call the office at 949-553-3535 by Wednesday, February 7 at noon.
7:00 p.m. Latin/Sephardic Shabbat Alive Services, our jazz and pop service with a band, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier, with our “Young Cantors” and Latino and Jewish musicians and instruments. We will welcome El Sol parents and students, as well as its Board of Directors and Foundation Board. El Sol students will sing with our Religious School children and we will get to know each other at the Oneg Shabbat that follows. We will honor Religious School students Aiden Schnell and Heather Klarin as Mentschen of the Month and all those celebrating birthdays this month. Our Shabbat Alive musicians are sponsored by Gilbert Gluck and Catherine Bradley.
8:15 p.m. Executive Director Monique Daviss and Director of Community Life Sara Flores of the El Sol Science and Arts Academy of Santa Ana, and University Synagogue members Marshall Kaplan and Nadine Hoffman will briefly describe the new “University Synagogue/El Sol Partnership.” El Sol is a Pre-K through 8th grade public charter school located in Santa Ana. In direct response to the school’s most pressing needs, University Synagogue volunteers will provide on-site tutoring, mentoring, legal, life skills and other services to students and their parents.
The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics has honored El Sol with a Bright Spot Award, while the state has recognized the school as a California Charter School of the Year, a California Distinguished School and a Title I Academic Achievement Awardee. Additionally, it has received a California Association for Bilingual Educators Seal of Excellence Award and a Campaign for Business & Education Excellence STAR Award. Sponsored by Tom and Andra Ellingson.