Family Shabbat Services

  • Family Shabbat Services, formerly called Shabbat Family Programming, is one of the main vehicles to connect our synagogue families to one another in a meaningful way with Jewish life and learning at its center.  Attendance for our 1st through 7th grades is mandatory.  Family Shabbat Services is a critical part of our School of Jewish Studies (SJS) Jewish education curriculum.
  • Mr. Charlie Sherman and Mr. E. Marc Nevins co-lead a family-friendly, spirited prayer service.  Rabbi Newman Kamin delivers a D’var Torah.  Torah Chanting is one of the core components of Family Shabbat Services.  We have dozens of students and their family members who have chanted verses of Torah at Family Shabbat Services and on Torah-based Jewish holidays over the years.
  • Please click this link to find your group (different groups listed in two separate tabs):
  • Group #1 dates: November 20, January 15, February 5, April 9 and May 21.
  • Group #2 dates: December 4, January 22, February 26, April 30 and May 14.
  • The synagogue is currently offering Family Shabbat Services via zoom ONLY for the time being.  In-person services are temporarily suspended, but we will return to them as soon as we can. Watch your email for updates.
    To access Family Shabbat Services via Zoom:
    -Go to
    -click on “member login” upper right side
    -enter your email address and password (if you are not already logged in)
    -you can reset your password if you have forgotten it by clicking “forgot password”
    -when the secure webpage opens, click on “SJS Class Zooms” and click on Family Shabbat Services at the top of the webpage.

Upon our return to the synagogue building for Family Shabbat Services:

  • Family Shabbat Services will take place in the Social Hall from 10:15 a.m. until 11:15 a.m.
  • In order to maintain proper social distancing, we will divide Family Shabbat Service into two groups of 1st through 7th graders.
  • Everyone who is eligible must be vaccinated to attend Family Shabbat Services in-person.
  • All children 5 years and older must be fully vaccinated (two weeks post-second vaccination shots) to attend Services, SJS, Family Services, classes, programs, etc. in person.
  • Masks are required of everyone in the building.
  • If you or anyone in your family is not feeling well, please stay home.


Todah Rabbah (Thank you),

Mr. Charlie Sherman, MAEd, CJE

Head of School

847-708-1805 (mobile)

Family & Youth Calendar

  • Please click here to access the SJS & Youth Programming Calendar 2021-2022 (5782)

Updated 1-11-2022   9 Sh’vat 5782