Jammin' Shabbat at 7:00 pm
Jammin' Shabbat is proof that no one’s too young—or too old—to be an active participant in life at Woodlands. One Friday a month, during most months, the 30-minute service is geared not only to youngsters age 1 to 12, but to those in their first year of life as well. It’s a wonderful way for them to share a delightful experience with their parents and grandparents. (Of course, other relatives and friends are welcome to tag along.)
What is Jammin' Shabbat? Simply put, it’s a raucous, rambunctious, noisy half-hour of prayerful fun with Rabbi Billy, Rabbi Mara and Cantor Jonathan. Your kids can’t stay in their seats? No problem. It’s all in keeping with the singing, jokes, story-telling, and blessings that leave everyone filled with Shabbat spirit and wearing a big grin..
Jammin' Shabbat is a delightful entry point, both for children who are first discovering prayer and congregational worship, and for parents who have been distanced from it. It’s an open door for all to step into the ritual life of the congregation in a way that is immediately engaging and satisfying. And, for interfaith families, it can be an excellent introduction to Judaism and Jewish life.
Put on your jammies, bring a bedtime friend, and c'mon over to Woodlands for the wildest bedtime songs, stories and blessings ever!
And don't forget about Mitzvah Here Training at 6:45 pm. We are utterly thrilled and delighted to invite you and your children (through grade 2) to come a little bit early for Jammin’ Shabbat so they can participate in Mitzvah Hero Training. Jewish tradition calls upon each of us to do just and compassionate work in our world, to bring a kinder, safer, happier life to those in need. Our children should learn this as soon as possible. We’ll have a very brief hands-on community service project for them to complete and take home with them. What a beautiful opportunity to teach our kids about tikkun olam, Judaism’s 4000-year-old passion for fixing our broken world. Mitzvah Hero Training – bringing out the hero inside of every child.
Grandparents: If you have little ones living in (or visiting!) the Westchester area and you'd like to kvell at their loving being in temple, invite them to join you for Jammin' Shabbat. They'll love it, which means you will too!
Jammin' Shabbat dates for 2019-20 (5780) are: