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The TCC Volunteer Fair on the second day of Rosh Hashanah is almost forgivable.

The fact that they scheduled Leon Band Night (required for incoming freshmen) on Yom Kippur is not.

I intend to call Leon myself tomorrow to a) yell and complain b) order them to change the night.

c) if they don't allow Deborah or other Jewish students to be a member of the band for not coming, or hold them back in any way for not being able to attend, I swear I'll kick them, and then sue them. Or something.


I am extremely upset that Middle School band night has been scheduled on the Jewish Holiday of Yom Kippur.

My younger sister Deborah (8th grade, Cobb Middle School, Clarinet) plans to join Leon Band this upcoming year, and was told that this night was required for all new students. However, the Jewish students would obviously not be able to go on the most important holiday of the year.

All teachers receive a calendar at the beginning of the year showing when all holidays are. You must have realized you were scheduling the Middle School Band Night on Yom Kippur.

Therefore, I can only assume you are an anti-semetic pig who doesn't want Jewish students to be allowed to join your band.

Please change your middle school band night, or offer an alternative. I'd hate to get the school board involved.

Melissa Abrams


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Oct. 6th, 2005 11:41 pm (UTC)
make sure its actually on thurs. thats just what arielle and kat told me. and im only required to go by my band teacher now.
Oct. 6th, 2005 11:44 pm (UTC)
i just checked. it IS on yom kippur. great.
Oct. 6th, 2005 11:48 pm (UTC)
I did check the Leon band calendar online. its definitely thurs, oct 13
Oct. 6th, 2005 11:43 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry, does your little sister's icon say "Ah...I love this little gay town"? Or am I just seeing things?
Oct. 6th, 2005 11:49 pm (UTC)
no, it says "Ahhh... I love this little gay town"

you forgot two h's
Oct. 6th, 2005 11:50 pm (UTC)
Oct. 7th, 2005 12:03 am (UTC)
I found your post while browsing fsu_noles.

I would definitely call them, and write a letter....just um....not quite as harsh as the one above :) Maybe contact the local temples and have the Rabbi give them a call in regards to the importance of the holiday as well.

I think this was a huge oversight on their part and if your sister is not able to particiapte in the future because of this there is definitely legal action you can take.

Good luck.
Oct. 7th, 2005 12:08 am (UTC)
When I wrote that letter I was pretty upset. I intend to tone it down some... unless they don't intend to comply at all. Then, all fury will break loose.

I'm Melissa. Hi :)
Oct. 7th, 2005 01:05 am (UTC)
They'll probably only allow your sister to join the band without having to come. I doubt they'll change the date. I also doubt that the guy is some anti-sematic pig who hates all jews. I also don't think you, who is not her legal guardian or her parent, can really change much. Your parents would have the be the ones to speak up.
Oct. 7th, 2005 01:07 am (UTC)
heh. I was going for.. I forgot the literary device .. I dont think he's an anti-semetic pig either. but it tends to work. anyway, my parents will speak up.
Oct. 7th, 2005 01:16 am (UTC)
My school district does a "Parent-Teacher Conference day" halfway through the first and third quarters, where the teachers are in their classrooms from noon-7pm, and the parents drop by without appointments. (Being an area where a lot of parents might not have phones, or might be reliant upon getting a ride from somebody else, this makes sense.)

This fall, it was scheduled for this Monday - Rosh Hashanah eve. As hard as a lot of these semi-rural or rural Navajo parents are to get ahold of, I felt really obligated to stay the full time, even though it made it too late for me to get into Gallup in time for the evening service. (I'd taken a day of personal leave for Tuesday, so that wasn't a problem.)
Oct. 7th, 2005 01:34 am (UTC)
hmm... I think if you take out the second-to-last paragraph, it's not bad.
Oct. 7th, 2005 02:48 am (UTC)
I agree.
Oct. 7th, 2005 01:46 am (UTC)
I think you should leave the letter the way it is and sent it in. This is absolutly infuriating.
Oct. 7th, 2005 02:44 pm (UTC)
I'd say tone down the letter. Remember that you want to gently persuade them to change their schedule, not just blow off steam because you're (justifiably) angry.

Spelling note: It's anti-semitic, not anti-semetic.
Oct. 7th, 2005 04:37 pm (UTC)
actually if we are going to be picky, it's anti-Semitic.
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