Tot Shabbat

Worship for even our youngest members

Nothing is more heartwarming than the sight of the youngest members of our community running to the sanctuary for Shabbat! Typically held on the first Saturday of the month (please see our calendar for exact dates), Tot Shabbat affords our children and their families the time and space to truly experience the joys of Shabbat. Nell Hirsch, our children’s music specialist, leads Tot Shabbat with the assistance of Rabbi Holzman, Cantor Caro, or Rabbi Barrett.

Songs, stories, plenty of active participation, an Ark overflowing with plush stuffed Torahs, and a child-friendly d’var Torah (lesson). What could be better? Well, maybe the oneg!

Each service is followed by a delicious nut-free to-go-neg (personal snacks are allowed but they must be nut free) and a fun activity! Paint your own mezuzah; build an edible sukkah of pretzels, fruit, and marshmallows; or decorate your own tzedakah box – the fun is endless! Before you leave, remember to grab some juice, challah, and a bite of something sweet to hold you over as you daydream about next month’s Tot Shabbat!

While Tot Shabbatot (plural for Shabbat) are designed for toddlers and preschoolers, the whole family is invited to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Hummel.