Learning at Shul for Our Youngest Members
During the High Holy Days, Shir Libeynu’s children’s programming includes holiday-themed activities (songs, stories, crafts and challah making) that informally teach children about the significance and traditions of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Our family-friendly services held on both holidays are engaging and participatory. This teaching continues throughout the year through celebrations of such chagim (holidays) as Sukkot, Chanukah and Purim.
Our Shabbat and holiday children’s programming for children ages three to eight years of age frequently includes storytelling, songs and crafts, led by experienced staff. We welcome children and their adults to attend regularly or drop in. All children are always welcome in the chapel during the services, where Rabbi Goldberg shares wisdom in words and song, and the congregation participates in d’or v’la dor (from generation to generation) action together.
For older children, ages eight to 11 years, we offer two exciting new programs, starting in autumn, 2017:
–A junior congregation, which will run at the same times as our morning services every month. Taught by an experienced teacher and musician, the young people will learn the themes and some of the prayers from the service that day, and then join the community in the chapel to share their knowledge;
–The Shir Libeynu School: a supplemental, weekly series of classes, with an experienced teacher of Jewish education, and held on Sundays, where young people will learn about Jewish history, stories, language, arts and culture and social activism, in keeping with Shir Libeynu’s mandate of inclusiveness and innovation.
Rabbi Goldberg supervises all education programs for children, including our bnei mitzvah one.