Youth Shabbat

On Youth Shabbat, tweens and teens take over the bimah and lead services for all of Shabbat!

Youth Shabbat 5779 (2019) is Friday, February 1 and Saturday, February 2. Our theme is Good Morning, Youth Shabbat: Wake Up and Smell the Torah! 

Teens, Participate in Services

Tweens and teens in 4th-12th grade are invited to join in leading services Friday, February 1 and Saturday, February 2. There are limited English readings and small parts available, as well as larger roles. Parts are assigned first come, first serve. 

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Please email Loen if you are interested in a part that is not yet listed. 

Join us for Shabbat Dinner

Youth is excited to invite the whole community to join us for a fun, light Shabbat dinner.


There will be no fee for this event, but please do RSVP so we know how many guests to expect. 

What to Wear

Our theme this year is Good Morning, Youth Shabbat: Wake Up and Smell the Torah! Please dress accordingly for our pajama party. Your finest, comfiest pajamas will enhance our enjoyment of this very unique Shabbat! 

A prize will be awarded for the best outfit on Friday, but costumes are welcome Saturday morning too.

Community Service Project 

Information about our service project coming soon! 

Parent Volunteers 

We need parents to clean up and set up both for Friday night dinner and Kiddush on Saturday.

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Questions? Please email Youth Chairs Lauren Adler, Karen Allison, and Cara Hiller at Thank you for your help!

How will Shabbat Kulanu be a part of Youth Shabbat this year? 

Shabbat Kulanu is Shabbat programming on the first Saturday morning of every month for Pre-K-6th grade students and families.  Since the goal of Shabbat Kulanu is to bring families together on Shabbat to Bet Torah, it is wonderful that this year, Youth Shabbat falls on a Shabbat Kulanu!

On Youth Shabbat, most of the Shabbat morning service will be led by teens, with some roles for tweens as well (as has been the tradition in the past). Our younger students will see them leading on the bimah. Hey (5) and Vav (6) students will begin with Shabbat Kulanu (upstairs) then move to the sanctuary to help lead part of Youth Shabbat. Younger children may attend junior congregation (2nd-4th) or Gan Shabbat (PreK-1st) or sit with their family in the sanctuary.

Youth Shabbat includes Friday night as well as Shabbat morning and families are encouraged to attend both.

Contact us!

Samuel Posner, USY Religion/Education Vice President

Loen Amer, Director of Youth Engagement
914-666-7595  x139