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Wallingford synagogue’s religious school comes home

WALLINGFORD – Beth Israel Synagogue in Wallingford is welcoming back its religious school after three years of participation at B’nai Abraham in Meriden. “Our school is still in partnership with B’nai Abraham,” says Beth Israel President Alida Cella. “But the enrollment numbers have shifted, and it now makes more sense for the school sessions to happen at Beth Israel.”

Sunday sessions will be taught by a husband and wife team: Deborah Lurie Edery, a long-time New Haven area resident, and Jacob Edery, who grew up in Israel and served in the IDF. The couple co-taught Hebrew school in western Connecticut for 20 years. Midweek sessions for students in third grade and up will be led by the synagogue’s spiritual leader, Rabbi Bruce Alpert .

A parents informational meeting will be held on Sunday, June 7, 10 a.m., at Beth Israel, 22 N. Orchard St., Wallingford. Synagogue membership is not required for the first-year students. For more information visit bethisraelwallingford.org, email alida@hotmail.com or call (203) 949-8656.

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