First of the Year: Tot Shabbat for Young Families - This Friday, September 4 (5 pm)
Gather First Fridays monthly at 5 pm with other parents of young ones for a toddler-friendly Shabbat celebration with Rabbi Aura, featuring Shabbat treasure chest, stories, music and more. Program runs 5:00 – 5:30, followed by challah and light, healthy snacks. You’re welcome to bring additional light fare that your little one will like (our building is dairy/vegetarian). Free and open to all.
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A Message from Rabbi Aura
September 2, 2015
I can hardly believe that it’s September already. Welcome back, if you’ve been away! I look forward to re-connecting with all of you this year! We have a terrific new complement of activities and offerings here at Kehillat Lev Shalem, which I’ll share in two parts. This week, I’d like to highlight what’s coming for our youngest families, especially because it starts this Friday (See below for details, which are in bold). Next week, I’ll highlight what’s on offer for adults this fall, along with some Rosh Hashanah reflections.
The big news: This Friday, Sept. 4, from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m., Tot Shabbat for Young Families makes its debut! Held on the First Friday of every month, this brief celebration is tailored for children ages 0 – 5 and their families. (A 30 minute service is followed by 30 minutes of snack and schmoozing time.) It includes songs, stories, exploration of the mysteries of the Shabbat treasure chest and more, concluding with tot-sized challah knots and cups of juice. Tot Shabbat is free and open to anyone wishing to attend. Rabbi Aura Ahuvia will lead.
Come to the First Friday Potluck, this Friday, Sept. 4, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. This dinner features plenty of songs, communal candle-lighting and even the occasional story or two. Tot Shabbat families are welcomed to stay or leave, as needed. First Friday Potlucks are designed with the whole community in mind, particularly those who prefer gathering to talk and sing as they welcome in Shabbat.
“Little Shul Together” is another new initiative starting this fall, two Sundays per month, led by our gifted and beloved teacher Jill Schwartz. This class is just for tots, ages 0 – 5, and their parents or care-givers. It features music, movement, stories and outdoor exploration when the weather permits. All are welcome; registration required.
There will be more for you on what’s on offer for adults this fall, along with some Rosh Hashanah reflections, in my e-mail message next week.