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Shabbat & Holidays for Families

Shabbat & Holidays for Families

Shabbat Central

For families with children ages 0–5

Shabbat Central provides a warm, exciting, and accessible Shabbat experience open to all. Geared to families of children from birth to age five, Shabbat Central is led by Music and Central Tots’ Shira Kobren Wasserman along with Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal and Early Childhood Department staff. Children and families gather together for song, prayer, movement, stories, and fun. 

Questions? Contact Director of Family Engagement .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Upcoming Shabbat Central Fridays

  • Friday, March 3, 2021, 5:00 pm (ET)
  • Friday, March 19, 2021, 5:00 pm (ET)
  • Friday, April 17, 2021, 5:00 pm (ET)

Upcoming Shabbat Central Saturdays

  • Saturday, April 10, 2021, 10:00 am (ET)
  • Saturday, May 8, 2021, 10:00 am (ET)

Shabbat Yeladim

For members pre-K to 7th Grade

Shabbat Yeladim (Children’s Shabbat) is a fun, creative, meaningful Shabbat experience for our LCLJ learners in pre-K to 7th Grade. Each Shabbat Yeladim includes a Kabbalat Shabbat service led by our t’filah specialist, a story or teaching on the week’s Torah portion or upcoming holidays, and/or a unique and exciting program facilitated by different URJ Camps and our educators. This program is currently hosted on Zoom while we are a virtual congregation. 

Any questions? Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Director of the Lese Center for Living Judaism.

Upcoming Shabbat Yeladim Programs

  • Friday, April 9, 2021, 5:00 pm
  • Friday, May 7, 2021, 5:00 pm

Family Services

Join us for a special Family Shabbat Service in Beir Chapel led by Central Clergy and LCLJ educators. Our Family Shabbat is a shorter version of our traditional Friday night service. We begin with a light snack at 5:45 pm, followed by services at 6 pm, then a light dinner. Family Services are currently on pause due to the pandemic. We look forward to resuming Family Services when we are back together in person.