Shabbat Services for Families

Tot Shabbat

A very short service, geared specifically for preschool aged children (18 months to 5 years), led by our clergy. Tot Shabbat is typically on the second Friday of the month, September to June.

Family Shabbat

A service geared for families with school aged children, led by our clergy. Family Shabbat is typically the last Friday of the month, September to June.

Junior Shabbat

A service for kids grades K – 5 where families come together and parents can peacefully enjoy the traditional adult service while kids join a separate, “just right” junior service experience. The junior service includes baking a small Shabbat challah to take home each week, learning to pray – the interactive way, blessings, Torah stories, crafts, and more. 2023/24 dates are as follows:

  • Oct. 13, 20
  • Nov. 3, 17
  • Dec. 1, 8, 15
  • Jan. 12, 19
  • Feb. 2, 9, 16
  • Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22
  • April 5, 12, 19
  • May 3, 10, 17

Library Minyan

A Shabbat morning gathering, primarily (but not exclusively) for young families with children. We meet every Saturday morning on the preschool playground, and end with lunch at noon. Kids play on the playground and join the service for a children’s story. Parents keep an eye on their kids, but also sing, pray, and learn together in an informal, short but deep hour of communal worship. Leadership roles (davening, chanting Torah, leading discussion) are shared by the members.