Family Education

From services geared toward families of all kinds, to workshops and programs to help the modern family, we offer a wide variety of family-friendly events and learning opportunities.

Tot Shabbat
First Friday most months 5:45pm; dinner 6:15pm
A special Kabbalat Shabbat Service for young families to welcome the Sabbath with stories and songs.
Most months include a kid-friendly Shabbat Dinner after the service.

Family Shabbat Experience
Third Friday most months 5:45 – 6:45pm (not held in July 2018 or April 2019)
With our families… as a family… we welcome Shabbat with rhythm, with movement, with ruach (spirit) and with song.
Most months include a Shabbat Dinner after the service.

"Shabbat Under the Stars" on the Rabbi Arthur Oleisky Courtyard
The opportunity to worship outside enables us to better encounter nature, and to remind ourselves that any space can become sacred through the manner in which we use it. Come and help us expand our “worship zone” as we welcome Shabbat.
Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 followed by Shabbat Dinner
Friday, Mar. 8, 2019

Mishpacha (Family) Programs
Especially designed for our families with children (but everyone is welcome!). Join us on a Jewish journey of making friends, building community, learning about Judaism and family fun.
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 – "Cookies & Candles" for Hanukkah with residents of Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging
Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019 – "Shabbat-in-a-Box"
Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 – TBD
Friday, May 17, 2019 – Israel Night Shabbat Family Service & Dinner

Workshops for Families
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 – Maccabiah & Hanukkah Workshop with fun, learning activities for children, food & games, and an Adult Education component. 
Sunday, Apr. 7, 2019 – Passover Workshop with songs, learning activities, grade level opportunities to explore the deeper meaning of the prayers of the seder and an Adult Education component.

For more information, please contact Nichole Chorny.