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Shabbat Family Programming (SFP)


Shabbat Family Programming (SFP) is a golden opportunity for all of the children within our congregational family to spend time together. Am Yisrael School of Jewish Studies (SJS) and Day School students will all find this incredibly meaningful.

For the 2017–18 school year, SFP will take place on the following dates:

Sat, Nov 4 SFP (Shabbat Family Programming) 9:30am (Kiddush lunch to follow)

Fri, Dec 15 SFP (Shabbat Family Programming) & Chanukah 6:00pm (Light oneg to follow)

Sat, Jan 13 SFP (Shabbat Family Programming) 9:30am (Kiddush lunch to follow)

Fri, Feb 9 SFP (Shabbat Family Programming) 6:00pm (Light Oneg to follow)

Sat, Mar 10 SFP (Shabbat Family Programming) 9:30am (Kiddush lunch to follow)
 
Structure of SFP on Friday Evenings 
Main Sanctuary: Our School of Jewish Studies (SJS) and Day School students will be leading services in the Main Sanctuary beginning at 6:00 p.m. We will call up our youngest students all the way through our Middle and High School Madrichim. Our regular service lasts approximately 40 minutes on a Friday evening.

Special Ceremonies: Following the service, we will incorporate special ceremonies lasting approximately 20 minutes, bringing the time we spend together in the Sanctuary to an hour. Students will be called up to the bimah for special achievements as part of this 20 minute addition to our service.

Structure of SFP on Saturday Mornings
Main Sanctuary: Our School of Jewish Studies (SJS) and Day School Heh, Vav & Zayin (5th, 6th & 7th Grade) students will be leading services in the Main Sanctuary beginning at 9:30 a.m. (amazing practice for Bar/Bat Mitzvah!).

Services begin in sanctuary: 9:30 a.m. Our 5th, 6th & 7th grade SJS and Day School students lead from the Bimah. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend. We will have childcare, babysitting and educational activities for children through 4th grade in the first floor classrooms.

Tot Family Service: Our smallest children in the congregation through 1st Grade will have a spirited Tefillah (prayers) in Room 1. Simultaneously, the 2nd through 4th Grade SJS and Day School students will have educational rotations.

Family Shabbat Tefillah: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in the school building’s library/resource room. Highlights include (a) spirited Tefillah (prayers) led by Mr. Sherman and Mr. Marc; (b) Children as young as 4 years old reading/chanting Torah; (c) a D’var Torah from Rabbi Newman Kamin and/or Mr. Sherman. Our older students help lead the Torah service. Simultaneously, Mrs. Washer does a Shabbat appropriate project/activity with the families.

All Kids on the Bimah: 11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. in the Main Sanctuary to sing concluding prayers, gaining the experience of leading in front of the entire congregation.

Kiddish Lunch: 11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Social Hall.

If you have any questions, please contact our Head of School, Mr. Charlie Sherman, at 847-446-7215 ext. 12, 847-708-1805 (cell) or csherman@amyisrael.org

Wed, June 20 2018 7 Tammuz 5778