Services for Young Families

Tot Shabbat
Families of our youngest children are invited to share in an age appropriate Shabbat service filled with spirited guitar-led music led by Josh Shriber of Jammin With You, Shabbat prayers, the warmth of candles, a fun story, delicious challah and something sweet.

Josh loves music and kids! Josh received his first guitar for his 13th birthday and began teaching himself from songbooks of his favorite musicians. In college, Josh started his first band – Suspect – which toured the east coast. After graduating from Wheaton College in 2000, Josh began giving piano and guitar lessons to support himself while playing in the band. His popularity as a teacher grew throughout his local towns of Newton and Wellesley, and thus, Jammin’ With You! was born. In 2005, Josh became a founding member of the kids rock band Flooky and the Beans, in which he performs regularly as guitar hero Jojo Bean.  In addition to Jammin’ with You! and Flooky, Josh teaches Music and Movement classes every morning for children 1-5 years old. 

For 2016-2017, Tot Shabbat will be held on Friday, October 7, 2016; Friday, November 4, 2016; Friday, December 2, 2016; Friday, January 9, 2017; Friday, February 3, 2017; Friday, March 3, 2017; Friday, April 14, 2017; Friday, May 5, 2017; and Friday, June 6, 2017.

Simchat Shabbat
This Friday night service is filled with music, signing, and energy. An oneg follows featuring a live band, dancing, and yummy sweets. Geared towards adults and families with children five and up, but all are welcome. Usually held the first Friday of the month at 7:15pm.

Kehillah Kids Shabbat

Kehillah (Community) Kids Shabbat is our wonderful Shabbat service experience for kindergarteners/1st graders and their families. This musical service is held several times during the year and is a next step service following theTot Shabbat experience. It features song, simple prayers and story.  We conclude each service with a delicious sweet oneg. 

For 2016-2017, Kehillah (Community) Kids Shabbat will be held on Friday, November 11, 2016; Friday, December 9, 2016; Friday, January 13, 2017; Friday, March 10, 2017; and Friday, June 9, 2017.

Shabbat Children's Programming
During 6:15 pm Shabbat services, about thirty minutes into the start of all of our 6:15 pm services, children (ages 4-8) will be invited (if they wish to participate), to join with our Children's Activities Coordinator.

High Holy Day Young Children's Family Services
On the afternoons of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur we offer services led by our rabbis and Josh Shriber of Jammin With You. These spirited and interactive services are filled with music, stories, shofar blowing, and you! Designed for children ages 0-6 and their whole families. All are welcome! FREE tickets are available online by clicking here!