Just because you're at school doesn't mean
you can't be connected to your TBE community!
The purpose of College Connection is to actively maintain a connection between TBE, college students and parents through the planning and preparation of care packages which are sent to help students celebrate the Jewish Holidays. The ultimate goal is to have the students seek out Jewish organizations and celebrations at college and include Judaism as one important component of the busy lives they are building.
What We Do
The College Connection Parent Committee meets periodically to plan and assemble customized care packages, often gathering as a group to make favorite homemade treats. The care packages include personalized letters from the clergy, temple news, holiday novelties, timely articles, invitations and special treats at Rosh Hashanah, Chanukah, Purim and Passover. Birthday e-greetings are also sent if the student’s birth date is provided.
The College Connection program is about engagement for both students and parents. Periodic communication and packages from the Temple let the students know they are being thought of and reminds them that, although they are away at school, TBE still provides a place for them to turn to and return to. For parents, College Connection is a fun way to connect with other parents of college-age students and share stories while preparing the care packages.
How To Sign-Up and Get Involved
To ensure that your students receive the emails/packages, please provide current email and mailing addresses of your children annually (or if the information changes during the year). Varying levels of involvement are available for parents; from email notification of when packages are sent to helping make the holiday treats.
Click here to access the sign-up sheet. Once completed, enclose your donation and return the form to the Temple Office. We look forward to hearing from you.
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