Family Services: The first Friday evening of each month we celebrate Shabbat with a Family Shabbat service and using a prayer book written by our clergy, illustrated by our children, and dedicated in memory of Pamela Goldstein z”l with our families in mind. Beginning at 7:00 p.m., the service is geared towards our school-age children and their families to enjoy a relaxed, music-filled Shabbat evening service with the Rabbis, Cantor and Junior Choir. Family Shabbat services can be used to fulfill Shabbat attendance requirements.
Ma’ariv Services: On Tuesday afternoons at 5:15 p.m., our religious school students take part in a Ma'ariv Service in the Molish Sanctuary or in the Temple Beth Torah Chapel. Not only do students participate in the service, but take turns to lead the service with their class. This gives them an excellent opportunity to be part of the service and to become familiar with it. Parents are encouraged to attend these services, particularly when their child's class is leading. Join us and take pride in your child's successes.
“Tots-N-Torah”: Join us on the third Saturday of every month for a special Tot-Shabbat. We begin at 10:00 a.m. in the Temple Beth Torah Chapel for a short musical service, birthday celebrations, breakfast, and special art activity. Family and friends are welcome. Bring a neighbor, bring a friend, and celebrate Shabbat as a community. There is no charge for the program. We will join together on the playground at 9:30 a.m. weather permitting.
- October 17- Shabbat Critters
- November 21- Torah Time
- January 23- Tu Bishevat- “We are family”
- February 20- Havdallah (evening program)
- March 19 – Purim
- April 16- Passover
- May 21- Spring Time Planting
Young Family Shabbat & Tot Luck Dinner: On the second Friday of every month, beginning in November, we will celebrate Shabbat at 5:30 p.m. in the Temple Beth Torah Chapel with songs, stories, and special children’s blessings. We will then continue to bring in Shabbat as a community with a special Tot-Luck dairy dinner. The children will also be treated to a special Shabbat activity time. Parents will have a chance to socialize, relax, and bring their busy week to a close. Reservations are required for Tot-Luck dinners, and family and friends are welcome.
- November 13- We welcome “Sammy Snake” and the sounds of Shabbat
- December 11- Service only- Congregational Menorah Lighting
- March 11- “Talia Turtle” talks to us about being kind to people, animals and the world
- April 8 – We bring in the lights of Shabbat with “Bo Bear”
- May 13- Shalom Shabbat- We say Shalom Chaverim (goodbye to our friends) with “Miriam Monkey”