Special Evening Honoring Rivka Jarosh's Retirement

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Sat, 04/14/2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

SOLD OUT! Join us on Saturday evening, April 14, 2018, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, in a community celebration to honor Rivka Jarosh as she retires as Mishkan Shalom’s top educator.She has shown us her love for close to 30 years, day by day, week by week, in happy times and in times of stress and hardship.  It’s time for us to show her how much we love her back!

Join us April 14 for an evening of food (of course), whole-family fun, music, and maybe a few very short, but very heartfelt speeches in Rivka’s honor.  Religious school alumni, teens and younger children are more than welcome.  It wouldn’t make any sense to have a party for Rivka without them.  Non-children, too, are just as welcome.  And former members – Rivka has touched a lot of lives in a positive way.

Rivka has been a key element of Mishkan Shalom’s Congregational School and our B’nai Mitzvah program since the first days of the synagogue at Havertown Friends School.  As a tutor, as a teacher, and for the past eleven years as principal of the Congregational School, Rivka has taught Hebrew and trope to hundreds of our children and not a few of their parents, too.  She co-ordinates Tot Shabbat and our school-based Tikkun Olam service program, as well as our summer Shabbat services.  She models community service with her own efforts at the homeless shelter in Upper Darby. She reads to us, from the Torah no less.  And she does everything with erudition, good natured humor, style, and above all, love.

Tickets will be $36 per adult, $18 per child (if you are still on your parents’ health insurance or cell phone plan, that’s good enough), and $100 per family if that’s less.

Help us get the word out to alumni of the school and former school parents who are no longer members!  If you are an alumnus or alumna of the school – or the grateful parent of someone who went through the school – it would be great if you recorded a 20-30 second video with memories or appreciation of Rivka.  Send it to Jordan Mann, mannoftalent@gmail.com.

We would also love to hear from anyone who can offer help in the following areas:

  • Identifying and reaching out to former students and member families
  • Promotion
  • Cooking
  • Decorating
  • Day-of set-up and break-down
  • Performance in Rivka’s honor.

Please contact John Schapiro at jschapiro@kleinbard.com.

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