Family Shabbat Services
- Please save the following dates on your calendar for Family Shabbat Services, taking place in the Social Hall from 10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m., followed by Kiddush Lunch.
- October 7, 2023
- November 18, 2023
- December 16, 2023
- January 20, 2024
- February 24, 2024
- April 27, 2024
- Family Shabbat Services are the most core component of our School of Jewish Studies (SJS) Jewish educational experience.
- Family Shabbat Services, formerly called Shabbat Family Programming, are an incredibly educational and meaningful vehicle in helping us connect our synagogue families to one another with Jewish life and learning at its center. For this reason, attendance for our Kindergarten through 7th grades is a mandatory component of SJS and strongly recommended for those families who have students in Jewish Day Schools.
- Mr. Charlie Sherman and Mr. E. Marc Nevins co-lead a family-friendly, spirited prayer service beginning at 10:15 a.m. Rabbi Newman Kamin delivers an excellent D’var Torah. There are opportunities for pre-B’nai Mitzvah students to join Cantors Simon and Rosenblatt to help lead prayers from the bimah in the main Sanctuary.
- Torah Chanting is one of the key aspects of Family Shabbat Services. We have dozens of students and their family members who have chanted verses of Torah and earned their own personalized yads at Family Shabbat Services and on Torah-based Intergenerational Jewish holidays over the years.
- From a pedagogic standpoint, Family Shabbat Services follows the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Family Service model, including English Readings, Torah Honors and Ark Openings.
- We cannot wait to celebrate Shabbat with you throughout the year as a congregational community.
Todah Rabbah (Thank you),
Mr. Charlie Sherman, MAEd, CJE
Head of School
Updated July 23, 2023, 5 Av 5783