Tea & Tissues for the Kittens: January 6, 8, 13, 15, 20 8:50 a.m.-11 a.m.
Tea & Tissues is back for Kittens families! This tried-and-true program is aimed at helping new Gan families make a seamless transition to school. Stop by after you drop your little ones off for support and to have someone even sneak in a look at your student if needed.
GPA Concert John Henry: January 11, Doors 9:30 a.m. / Show 10:00 a.m.
On Sunday January 11th at 10am in the GAN space downstairs at Adas, John Henry, rock star to preschoolers in the Greater DC area, will be performing his musical melodies. Tickets are $8 per family and this is an open community event. All families are invited to attend(even non-GAN students). So bring your neighbor, niece, etc. and grab a ticket for the greatest show for preschoolers around. You can buy your ticket now by clicking here.
Martha's Table: January 13-14
Once each month, families bring food donations to school with their children for distribution to the homeless. Our children learn the mitzvah of helping feed the hungry.
Martha's Table priority is donations of fresh fruit to distribute to the homeless. Please donate any type of fruit, EXCEPT APPLES (too hard for many homeless). MT will happily accept, among others, cartons of clementines, bunches of bananas, packs of pears, or boxes of berries.
Martha's Table also seeks donations of three specific grocery items for its neighborhood pantry: cans of tuna, 16 oz bags of rice, and boxes of non-sugary cereals, such as Cheerios, Kix, Rice Krispies, and Corn Flakes.
MT also welcomes donations of sandwiches. Please feel free to donate loaves of either cheese sandwiches (2 slices, no spreads) or jelly & sunflower butter sandwiches. Please use whole wheat bread. Place each sandwich in a small Ziploc bag and then place all the sandwiches back in the original bag for the loaf of bread.
Gan Gala and Auction: January 24, 8pm
On Saturday Jan. 24th at 8pm in the Wasserman Hall at Adas, we will be hosting the biggest party of the year for the adults of the GAN. Our annual auction will be loads of fun this year with a lot of the same items up for auction as last time as well as some amazing art pieces including some from the most promising new artists around our very own GAN students. Live music, drinks and a whole lot of fun will be part of your ticket price! Please join us and buy your tickets in advance. Only $20 per adult if you buy before January 1! Click here to get your tickets now.
- VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ASAP for Auction: We are looking for someone to help with collecting donations for the auction and for volunteers the night of to help with check out /clean up and of course to help with check in/set up. Please contact Taryn Rosenkranz at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
- DONATIONS NEEDED for Auction: Have something to auction off, a vacation rental, special talent, jewelry, etc. Please let us know ASAP so we can get you the right forms and get your item in the book. Please contact Taryn Rosenkranz at email@example.com or Erin Claxton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Havdallah Dinner & Dancing: January 31, 5:30pm
The kids will love it!
On Saturday, January 31st, we will be hosting a lively Havdallah dinner with special guest Dale Schatz. Join Gan friends for a special evening celebrating Havdallah together. We start at 5:30 with a delicious dairy meal! Following dinner, we will be lead in spirited Israeli dancing and complete it with a beautiful Havdallah service. Every family will get a Havdallah kit to take home with them. Register here.