Shabbat Together (Shabbat B’Yachad)! | Congregation Beth Am

Shabbat Together (Shabbat B’Yachad)

Beth Am's New Family Learning Program

Imagine eating matzah ball soup at a seder that you and your children are helping your group lead. Imagine braiding a Havdalah candle with your kids, while learning why Havdalah candles symbolize the diversity of Jewish families today. Imagine building a Jewish family tree with your children, learning how your own family story connects with Jewish history. Imagine sharing all these experiences, followed by a beautiful musical celebration of Havdalah and dinner with your friends. Precious moments like these await families who participate in Shabbat Together.

Shabbat Together will meet on Saturday afternoons (helpful for those who can’t be here on Sunday mornings), and will include lively song sessions (shirah), Havdalah, parallel adult and child learning time with our clergy and educators, and family time. The family learning will be primarily experiential, based on creating meaningful projects together, driven in part by participants’ interests1. Occasionally, we’ll venture off the Beth Am campus for hikes, mitzvah projects and other activities. Each session will conclude with dinner as a Shabbat Together community. Not only is this one less meal for busy parents to plan, it will provide more time for relationships to develop. We’ll even have playground coverage during dinner, so parents have a chance to relax!

Please help us spread the word about this exciting new program. Registration opens in April, and we’re holding a Passover Together experience on Saturday, April 1 for families who are interested. Come explore Passover themes with your children, enjoy dinner and learn more about Shabbat Together. This event is free; RSVP required by Tuesday, March 28.

For more information, please contact Rabbi Miriam Philips.

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1The curriculum will be built around Project-Based Learning. Those attending Shabbat Together do not need to enroll in Sunday Program. While specifics of the learning experiences will vary between the programs, children enrolled in Shabbat Together will learn similar content as those enrolled in Sunday Program.

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