For Young Families

Shabbat can provide a special moment of calm in an otherwise hectic week. However you celebrate Shabbat, you may find great meaning in the tradition of blessing your children on Friday night.

We welcome families with young children to join us at any Shabbat service, but we do also provide some worship opportunities specifically with our youngest congregants in mind:

Fourth Fridays
Services on the fourth Friday of each month begin at 7pm, and are especially appropriate for families with primary-school aged children. The Torah service and sermon are replaced with a story told by Rabbi Axler.

Munchkin Minyan
Munchkin Minyan is a service designed with preschool-aged children and their families in mind. Filled with song, movement and prayer, Munchkin Minyan begins at 6pm and lasts approximately 45 minutes. Munchkin Minyan takes place every other month on the first Friday and is followed by a finger-foods oneg. The next Munchkin Minyan will take place May 4.

Tot Shabbat
All are welcome to join us as we celebrate Shabbat with a fun, meaningful, and age-appropriate service full of stories and songs. The service is geared toward kids 5 and under, though older siblings are always welcome. The service will be followed by a snack and a craft time on the playground (weather permitting), plus plenty of time for parent schmoozing.