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Jewish Parenting

Havurah Shalom supports parents in our  efforts to raise ethical and healthy children who are connected to Jewish values and culture. Parents learn together and share as they strive to make Judaism enjoyable and meaningful for themselves and their families.

Jewish Parenting Resources – an extensive list of books and web-based resources for parenting Jewish children of all ages.

Families with Young Children

Contact Deborah Eisenbach-Budner, Havurah Education Director, for more information about:

  • Play groups for parents and children
  • Baby welcomings/namings
  • Holidays and Family Shabbat celebrations

Family-Focused Shabbat

Please check  our online calendar to confirm the following dates and times.

Dorot – Short and Sweet Shabbat Services

Join us for this casual family-friendly and music-filled service. Beginning with candle lighting, Kiddush and challah, the service continues with prayers and music, followed by a vegetarian potluck dinner. Led by Jacob Mandelsberg, Sarah Shine, Gabe Adoff, Tanja Lux, and Ilene Moss.

Fridays, Services at 6:00 pm
Vegetarian Potluck Dinner at 6:45 pm
Nov. 17, Jan. 12, March 16, May 18

Tot Shabbat Services

Young children (0-5) and their parents celebrate Shabbat with singing, movement, blessings, and storytelling. We touch on the main highlights of the Shabbat morning service: wonder, fun, song, listening to the world, dancing, and Torah. Afterwards, we enjoy an informal oneg nosh and the chance to play and schmooze. Led by Deborah Eisenbach-Budner or Havurah member.

Saturdays, 10:30–11:30 am
Please check online calendar for 2017-18 dates.

Discovering Shabbat Morning Learners' Minyan

Have you ever felt mystified by the Shabbat morning service, wondering what it all means? This Learners’ Minyan/Workshop may answer some of your questions. We will walk, talk and sing our way through the B'nai Mitzvah service, highlighting the prayers, rituals and components of the morning and Torah services. We will provide a colorful guide to the service along with a service outline suitable for any B’nai Mitzvah at Havurah. Students will have a chance to lead some prayers and blessings. While the service is designed especially for families fifth grade and up, we welcome all Havurahniks to attend and participate as a community. Mourners Kaddish will be recited. Childcare is available.

Saturdays, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Jan. 27 and March 10

 

Sun, October 22 2017 2 Cheshvan 5778