Family & Youth Services; Tot Shabbat, Mini-Minyan, & Jr. Congregation!
Tot Shabbat is a family service with songs, stories, games, activities, and snacks, for pre-school age (or younger) with an adult, held twice a month up in the school wing.
"Mini-Minyan," is for children in grades K through 2. This is usually a drop-off service but parents are welcome to stay. In room 12 up in the school wing. Rabbi Shira Shazeer & Rebecca Katsh-Singer alternate leading Tot Shabbat & Mini-Minyan, along with other parent volunteers.
Jr. Congregation for children in grades 3-6 (or 7) takes place in the chapel, and is led by Shimon Blacker.
Generally, all youth services: Tot Shabbat, Mini-Minyan, and Jr. Congregation, meet on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month during the school year. These services are 10:30-noon. For the summer season, we are not holding formal youth services, but we are doing a weekly Summer Snacktivity challenge each Saturday morning, around 11:00 AM or so. 2017-8 Youth Services dates include:
- September 9
- October 28
- November 4 & 18
- December 2 & 16
- January 6 & 20 (*just tot shabbat & mini minyan on 1/20)
- February 3
- March 3 & 24
- April 7 & 28
- May 5
- June 2 & 16
Youth Choir is offered as a special activity on some dates, 10:30 AM-noon in the chapel. Look for announcements in our weekly emails or email Rabbi Shira Shazeer to be put on the list.
Babysitting is offered during the school year on non-vacation weeks, when the youth services are not offered, from 10:00-noon downstairs in the nursery school. Dates are listed on our Saturday morning page.
Synaplex shabbat mornings feature family and traditional services, and additional offerings such as discussions, yoga, Qi Gong, or nature walks, and more! Click here for more information.