Youth and Family Services

Shabbat Evening • 1st Shabbat 

Anshe Emet Family Shabbat Service and Dinner • 5:45pm

We would love for you to join us for our monthly Shabbat service and dinner. At 5:45pm families with babies to kindergarten age will join Rabbi Donni Aaron and Max Handelman for a musical and story-filled service. Families with older elementary school students will gather with Rabbi David Russo for a spirited and extended Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming Shabbat) service. The services will each end at 6:30pm, followed by a DELICIOUS Shabbat dinner. After that, the gym will be open for some play time. 

Shabbat Evening • 2nd Shabbat 

Shabbat As You Are • 6:30 pm

A musical Shabbat experience with Rabbi Donni Aaron, Rabbi D’ror Chankin-Gould, and Naomi Weiss-Weil! Especially designed for families with middle school and high school youth (5th – 12th grade) and open to people of all ages.

We’ll sit in the round, come dressed as we are (jeans are welcome), sing spirited prayers along with guitar, drums and more! 

The service will be one hour and will be followed by a vegetarian pot-luck dinner.

Our new prayer book includes Hebrew, English and transliteration for EVERY prayer.

Shabbat Morning

Shalom Shabbat (up to 4 years old) • 10:00 – 11:00am

An interactive Shabbat worship experience for families with children four years old and younger with High School Leaders (1st and 3rd Shabbatot) and Max Handelman (2nd, 4th, & 5th Shabbatot) in the Rose Crown Room. Sing, dance, and hear stories as you learn about Shabbat with your children.  in the Rose Crown Room. Sing, dance, and hear stories as you learn about Shabbat with your children. 

Shachar (K - 2nd Grades) • 11:00am – 12:15pm 

Tefillah Yoga • 1st & 3rd Shabbatot

Come and experience Jewish prayer through yoga with Rabbi Heather in the Rose Crown Room. Remember to wear comfortable clothes.

Shachar Service with Torah Reading • 2nd, 4th, & 5th Shabbatot

The Shachar Service incorporates tefillah, stories and music with Max Handelman and Cindy Friedman in the Rose Crown Room. Children are invited to read Torah and learn together, and parents may join the adult study session. 

Ruach Service (3rd - 7th Grades; All are welcome) • 11:00am – 12:15pm

A musical service designed for families with children in 3rd – 7th grades with Rabbi Donni in the Reich Room. It is also enthusiastically open to all who are looking for a service filled with traditional tefillah, music, discussion and learning. Students will also have the opportunity to read/chant Torah.

Junior Congregation (3rd – 7th Grades) • 10:45am – 12:15pm

A traditional student-led Shachrit service that will run parallel with the Ruach Service in the Bennett Library. At 11:45am, the two services will combine for a student led Torah service. Students from both services will have the opportunity to read/chant Torah.