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Youth & Family Shabbat Programming

Shabbat Sing

The Shabbat Sing for our families with kids typically ages 2-5 meets monthly on Friday night at 5:15pm. We will join in the Cohen Hall for a 30 minute Shabbat song session with Micah Pickus.

During the 2022-2023 school year, the Shabbat Sing will take place in the Cohen Hall on the following dates: September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16, February 17, April 21, May 19, June 16.

Families with Young Children

This monthly Kabbalat Shabbat service for our families with young children (typically ages 0-5) meets monthly on Friday night at 5:30 pm. We join in a service led by members of our clergy followed by an informal, Shabbat dinner.

During the 2022 - 2023 School Year, services will take place at 5:30pm in the Kay Hall on September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12 and June 9.

Register for Shabbat Dinner on October 14th here!  Pre-Registration is required. 

Lechu Neranena Community Service
Come sing! Join us for a spirited musical community service. Rabbi Solomon, Cantor Brown, and Adas musicians create an inclusive and joyful atmosphere engaging children and offering adults an uplifting experience of t’filah (prayer). We will feature participation of our students in this multi-generation Kabbalat Shabbat service. Followed by an informal, family-and-friend-style Shabbat dinner. 

During the 2022 - 2023 School Year services will take place at 6:00pm in the Smith Sanctuary on October 21, November 18, January 20, March 17, April 21, May 19. 

Register for Shabbat Dinner on October 21st here! 

Family Services with Rabbi Kerrith Solomon 

For families who want to share the experience with their elementary school age children. The Family Service is open to children and adults to participate together. 

During the 2022 - 2023 School Year services will take place at 10:45am in the Bait Midrash on October 29, January 28, February 25 and March 25.

SPECIAL Family Service with Eliana Light

Saturday, November 5 at 10:45am in the Bait Midrash

Eliana Light provides meaningful music, inclusive ritual, and powerful programs for kids and families. Energetic, exciting, and even educational- Eliana Light sings about Jewish things and will get you singing, too! Her songs can be found on her three albums, PJ Library compilations, and sung by kids the world over. Eliana provides artist-in-residence weekends, family services, immersive Shabbat and holiday programs, and consulting and training for educators. She is the author of Hebrew in Harmony, a curriculum published by Behrman House that teaches prayer and Hebrew through music, and hosts the show “Way to Grow!” on JKids Radio. Eliana received her Masters in Jewish Experiential Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2016, and is based in Durham, North Carolina.

Mah Tovu Shabbat Morning Service

Join other families for a joyful, song-filled Shabbat morning service. Come ready to sing, dance, and pray! 

During the 2022 - 2023 School Year services will take place at 11:00am on August 20th, September 10, September 17, October 22, November 12, November 19, December 3, December 10, December 17, January 7, January 21, February 4, February 11, March 4, March 11, March 18, April 1, April 22, April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20, June 3, June 10, June 17.

Junior Congregation

Come together to form your own prayer community with others your age! Junior Congregation is for children in K-6th grades and is a chance for all students to experiment with prayer, learn the elements of the Shabbat morning service, and have fun. 3rd-6th grade students will also have a chance to participate in a meaningful and dynamic discussion of the weekly Torah portion.

During the 2022 - 2023 School Year services will take place at 11:00am on August 20th, September 10, September 17, October 22, November 12, November 19, December 3, December 10, December 17, January 7, January 21, February 4, February 11, March 4, March 11, March 18, April 1, April 22, April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20.

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