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Youth Shabbat

Anshe Sholom has created programming to ensure that Shabbat is a meaningful and enriching time for our children. The programs and times are as follows:


Tot Shabbat (children 2 and under)
10:45 AM in the Social Hall

Children and their parents are invited to get excited about Shabbat! This is a wonderful opportunity for children to learn basic liturgy and sing Shabbat songs in a warm and comfortable environment. Each child has the chance to hold and kiss a tot-sized Torah.


Gan (ages 3-JK)
10:30 AM in the JCC Lower Gym

This service is geared toward those who are ready to move on from Tot Shabbat, but are not yet readers. Gan expands on what children have learned in Tot Shabbat, encouraging them to sing and participate even more on their own. With a heavier emphasis on the Tefillah part of the service, Gan Shabbat to serves as a bridge between Tot Shabbat and Yeladeinu. This is a drop-off service.


Yeladeinu (K-2nd grade)
10:30 AM in Room 204 of the JCC

As a child enters Kindergarten, he or she is familiar enough with the Tefillah to participate in a more in-depth service, conducted from a special Yeladeinu siddur. Following Tefillah, children participate in games or stories, and are encouraged to lead the congregation in Ein K’Elokeinu and Aleinu in the main sanctuary.


Na’areinu (3rd-5th grade)
10:30 AM in Room 104 of the JCC

As children are ready for a more grown-up siddur, they are given a more in-depth look at the prayers. After Tefillah, they have a snack and participate in Parsha discussion or activities. Children are encouraged to lead the congregation in Anim Zemirot.


Tefillah Off the Deep End ("TODE") (6th -7th grade)
10:30 AM in the Beit Midrash

As part of ASBI’s B’nai Mitzvah Program, this is a chance for pre-teens to feel a sense of ownership of the Tefillah. Participants are encouraged to attend Shacharit in the main sanctuary, and then join their peers for Mussaf and “deep” discussions about Torah and Jewish adult life. There is a special snack for all participants at the end of the service.

Preparing for a B'nai Mitzvah? View the ASBI B'nai Mitzvah Handbook HERE.




Mon, September 16 2019 16 Elul 5779