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Jewish Parenting

Havurah Shalom supports parents in their efforts to raise ethical 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.

Here are some parenting resources:

Families with Young Children

Education Director Deborah Eisenbach-Budner is happy to provide information about the following:

  • Play groups for parents and children
  • Baby welcomings/namings
  • Holidays and family Shabbat celebrations (See descriptions of Shabbat services below.)

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. Service at 6:00 pm, Potluck at 6:45 pm; Nov. 17, Jan. 26, 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. 10:30-11:30 am, Saturdays, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Jan. 20, Feb. 3, March 10, April 21

Discovering Shabbat Morning Learners' Minyan

At this workshop/learners minyan, we will walk through Shabbat morning for a Bar/Bat mitzvah and practice leading some of the prayers. We’ll talk about what goes into a B’nai Mitzvah service, including the Torah service, and we will practice some prayers together with youth participation. Childcare is available. Deborah Eisenbach-Budner and Susan Brenner will lead this workshop. 10:00-11:30 am, Saturdays, Jan. 27 and March 10

Family Shabbat

This service is especially for families with children in grades K-6. Our community will gather together for an uplifting morning of family activities including Torah exploration, singing, and celebration - and a little nosh, too! 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Saturday, Feb. 10

Fri, June 22 2018 9 Tammuz 5778