Five distinct Shabbat experiences—Torah Tots, Shabbat & Me Saturday, Torah Kids, Mah Zeh Shabbat?! and Shabbat & Me Friday meet regularly, allowing children and teens to pray, sing, study Torah and celebrate Shabbat together. We also offer special Shabbat experiences—including Family Shabbat Dinners and Family Havdalah programs which allow families to come together to celebrate Shabbat as a community.
Family Shabbat at Or Zarua
Join us once each month for Family Shabbat!
Our Early Childhood group enjoys Shabbat & Me Saturday, Elementary Schoolers learn, sing and pray at Torah Kids and Middle School and High School aged youth participate in rich discussion and davening at Mah Zeh Shabbat?!
See below for more details. Torah Tots and Torah Kids meet every Shabbat. See calendar for cancellations.
Torah Tots (Pre-K and younger)
Meets every week, 11:15 – 11:45 am
Our youngest youth (pre-K and younger) meet every Saturday at 11:15am in the large classroom on the 7th floor. Parents and children celebrate Shabbat together in song, stories and Shabbat snacks! Join us every month at 10:30am for our special Shabbat & Me Saturdays, as we add prayer and learning to our rich weekly celebration of Shabbat! See below for details. Parents accompany their youngsters, participate in the service and activities and enjoy the spiritual and social experience of observing Shabbat with other parents of young children.
Torah Kids (Elementary School)
Mah Zeh Shabbat?!
Meets monthly, 11:00 – 11:45 am
What’s up with Shabbat?! Youth 6th-12th grade are invited to join in our monthly Shabbat service featuring Musaf, Breakfast Club and Torah Talk!
Check the calendar for upcoming dates.
Shabbat & Me Saturday
Meets select Saturdays, 10:30 – 11:45 am
Join us every month for Shabbat & Me Saturday! Families with children pre-K and younger are invited to celebrate Shabbat through prayer, songs, stories and activities. Shabbat & Me Saturday runs from 10:30am-11:45am and concludes with a light snack. Shabbat & Me Saturday dates include: March 25, May 20.
Parents accompany their youngsters, participate in the service and activities and enjoy the spiritual and social experience of observing Shabbat with other parents of young children.
Shabbat & Me Friday
Shabbat & Me Friday (infants – age 6)
Meets select Fridays. Check our calendar for dates and times.
Usher in Shabbat with Shabbat & Me Friday! Welcome Shabbat together with songs, stories, simple prayers and a special snack. For families with children from birth through age 6. Older siblings welcome.
Join us for our next Shabbat & Me Friday on February 24!