Shabbat for Children
0-Pre K (every Saturday morning)
BJ Middle Room | 10:45AM-12:00PM
This joyous service is filled with Shabbat songs, prayers and stories. Children play with instruments and dance, and each child carries their own stuffed Torah before joining other families for Kiddush and Motzi.
Kindergarten-2nd grade (every Saturday Morning)
BJ Reception Room | 10:45AM-12:00PM
This new Shabbat morning experience, just for children in grades K-2 and their families, incorporates spirited prayer and singing, fun learning activities, and ample shmooze time. Each session includes special learning component for both children and parents.
3rd-6th Grade (second and third Saturday of each month*)
BJ Chapel | 10:45AM-12:00PM
This improved Shabbat morning service is a welcoming, engaging, and educational space for 3rd-6th graders and their families. Formerly called Junior Congregation, our new Shabbat morning service is led by Rabbi Erin Glazer and the BJ Rabinic Fellows and is accompanied by great musicians. Youth in third through sixth grade are invited to help lead the prayers, and families are encouraged to ask questions and to participate in discussions about Shabbat, prayer, and the weekly Torah reading. Students enrolled in Kadima@BJ are required to attend this Shabbat morning service five times throughout the year.
* In September, services will take place on September 15 and 22.
On the first Shabbat morning of each month, we are also offering a Kadima@BJ family elective, that everyone is invited to participate in! We will explore the ins and outs of prayer, while also participating in Shabbat morning services with the community. Following the beginning of services, families will participate in learning with the BJ clergy and will then join other families for Kiddush and Motzi.