Friday, March 19, 6:15 p.m. on bettorah-org.zoom.us/j/889983711
and Saturday, March 20, starting at 9:30 a.m. on bettorah-org.zoom.us/j/821867913
Mandatory tech rehearsal for leaders: March 14, 6:00 p.m.
On Youth Shabbat, tweens and teens take over the bimah and lead services for all of Shabbat!
Youth Shabbat 2021 is March 19-20. It’s going to be zoomtastic!
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.
Youth Shabbat is always a great opportunity to learn to lead a part of our service or lead the community in something your family sings at home like Kiddush.
- Hey (5th) and Vav (6th) students may want to reprise their Shabbaton parts. Click here for Hey and here for Vav.
- We look forward to younger children participating in the future and hope families will join us to celebrate this fun Shabbat as a community.
Cantor Ezring is happy to work with you on perfecting your part. He is available for one-on-one meetings March 7, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Please email the cantor to set up a time.
Please email Loen if you are interested in a part that is not yet listed.
Shabbat Dinner: Together, But Apart
Our teen leaders will be recommending a menu for your family to cook, and we’ll be offering Zoom cooking classes to prepare Shabbat dinner together earlier in the week.
What to Wear
Do you miss traveling?
Join the Youth Shabbat vacation by dressing for a plane trip on Friday night (don’t forget your eye mask!) and then for your favorite vacation destination on Shabbat morning.
Bonus points if you show us your dream vacation with your Zoom background!
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!
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.