“There are a lot of organizations doing political organizing, but I think we’re working on something different here in terms of talking about it as a community. It really struck home for me when we had the Shabbat dinner for gay and lesbian marriage.”
Parent Participation in the Shule
Parents are encouraged to attend Sunday morning activities while the children are in class. Among the various learning and community-building activities is the Parent Circle, where parents share ideas and resources. The Kumzitz Bagel Brunches, featuring guest speakers and adult education courses, are also held while Shule is in session. Parents are encouraged to join their children during the school year for two family brunches, holiday parties, field trips and in-class projects.
Parents also play an important role running the Shule. Each family is asked to select a job: you might help organize a holiday party, buy snacks for the kids, or serve as a teaching assistant in the classroom. Don’t worry, we know that you’re busy! Jobs vary in terms of time and content. Your skills and talents will help the Shule run smoothly, and by volunteering you’ll get to know other parents and the Shule staff.
A volunteer parent committee sets Shule policy and oversees Shule governance.