Dear first grade families,   My name is Debbie Winter and I have been a member of Temple Emanuel since I was in preschool. I have been teaching at Temple Emanuel in some capacity since 1986. Over the years, I have been the Hebrew tutor, librarian, and Bar and Bat mitzvah assistant. I have taught first, second, fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh grade religious and Hebrew school. I love teaching about Judaism and I am looking forward to another amazing year! The first grade curriculum focuses on “my family and me”. We will read and learn about Bible stories that focus on families from our Jewish history. We will share with each other how our families celebrate the different Jewish holidays throughout the year, and what customs and traditions are part of our family celebrations. We will read Jewish stories, learn Jewish songs and prayers, create Jewish art, and have a wonderful time doing it all! I look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday morning, Debbie Winter