For families with children in Pre-K (4 years old as of 9/1/18), Kindergarten or 1st grade and their younger siblings
Rabbi Miriam Philips, Director of Family Learning
Saturdays, 4:00 - 6:30 PM, Beginning Fall 2018
Imagine braiding a Havdalah* candle with your kids, while learning why Havdalah candles symbolize the diversity of Jewish families today, and then joining a circle for a beautiful musical celebration of Havdalah followed by dinner with your friends. Precious moments like these await families who participate in Shabbat Together.
Shabbat Together this year is open to families whose oldest child is entering Pre-K, Kindergarten or 1st Grade. You’ll have an opportunity to celebrate Shabbat with your family, make family friends and eat dinner with your community.
Shabbat Together meets on Saturday afternoons and includes a lively song session, Havdalah, parallel adult and child learning time with our clergy and educators, and family project time. The family learning will be primarily experiential, based on creating meaningful projects together, driven in part by participants’ interests.
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 provides more time for relationships to develop. We even have playground coverage during dinner, so parents have a chance to relax!
For a taste of Shabbat Together, join us for Passover Together on March 24, 2018; free and open to the community. Please help us spread the word about this exciting new program. Registration is now open! Or, learn more about joining Congregation Beth Am. For families who are new to Beth Am, your first year membership fees are included as part of enrollment in Shabbat Together, through the Aleph Bet membership program.
To learn more, please visit the Shabbat Together Frequently Asked Questions page. For additional information, please contact Rabbi Miriam Philips, (650) 493-4665.
*Havdalah is a short, sweet ceremony that separates Shabbat from the rest of the week.
Those attending Shabbat Together do not need to enroll in Sunday Program.