ON YOUTH SHABBAT, TWEENS AND TEENS TAKE OVER THE BIMAH AND LEAD SERVICES FOR ALL OF SHABBAT!
Save the date! Youth Shabbat 2021 is March 19-20. It’s going to be zoomtastic!
Loen Amer, Director of Experiential Learning for Children and Teens
Youth Shabbat 5780 (2020)
is Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1 and our theme is Rock ‘n’ Roll!
Teens, Participate in Services
Tweens and teens in 4th-12th grade are invited to join in leading services. There are limited English readings and small parts available, as well as larger roles. Parts are assigned first come, first serve.
Please email Loen if you are interested in a part that is not yet listed.
Students in Hey and Vav in the Kulanu Learning Program will be participating as well.
Join us for Shabbat Dinner
Youth is excited to invite the whole community to join us for a fun, light Shabbat dinner.
Dinner is free with RSVP, sponsored by Youth Department. Food from René León Catering.
What to Wear
Dress for a music festival, concert, or any rockin’ time with a t-shirt from your favorite band!
A prize will be awarded for the best outfit on Friday, but costumes are welcome Saturday morning too.
We need parents to clean up and set up both for Friday night dinner and Kiddush on Saturday.
Questions? Please email Youth Chair Andy Lupatkin. 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.