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Shabbat Programs for Young Families

Shir Shabbat

Shir Shabbat (formerly Gan Shabbat), a program of children’s Sabbath services for nursery school age students and their families begins at Bet Torah on the first Saturday of each month, October -June. This inter-active introduction to Shabbat songs, stories and prayers is held at from 9:30-10:30 at the synagogue.  A kid-friendly Kiddush of refreshments will follow each service.

Throughout the 2021-2022 school year, Shir Shabbat services will be held on the first Saturday of each month on the following dates: October 2, November 6, December 4, January 8 (2nd Saturday), February 5, March 5, April 2, May 7 and June 4.  Parents and children, ages infant through Grade 2, are cordially invited to join this specially designed warm and welcoming children’s program.

Shalom Shabbat

Join Morah Janet, our Nursery School Movement Educator for Shalom Shabbat a new Young Family Shabbat Experience on the THIRD Saturday of every month, starting November 20 in the Bet Torah Library, 9:30-10:15 a.m.

Shalom Shabbat will inspire our families to be in the moment through mindful movement, yoga, and exercise. Dress comfortably for moving and stretching

Janet Franco is a dance educator and current creative movement specialist here at our school. She trained at NYU in dance and dance education. She has performed and taught dance in the New York City and Westchester area for over four decades. Currently, she is training with award-winning children’s music artist Kira Wiley who brings yoga, mindful moments, and music together for young children.

Shabbat Snack to-go bags and an invitation to the Bet Torah Playground follows each session


A Friday evening Shabbatini Young Family Service and Dinner will be held at  on FridayNovember 19 and Friday, March 11 from 6:00-7:30pm followed by a dinner.  All families are invited.

Havdalah in Pajamas

Other special children’s programs include the annual Havdalah in Pajamas, scheduled for April 30, from 6:00-7:00pm.  Havdalah is the weekly end of the Jewish Sabbath.  This special evening includes bedtime stories, songs, a family Havdalah service and a light dinner.

Wed, May 25 2022 24 Iyyar 5782