Most people think of Shabbat as day of rest, but not us! Here at Setzer Youth Education we know that Shabbat and Holidays are a great opportunity to celebrate and to learn together. On every Shabbat morning we have a variety of exciting programs that enable children to learn about traditional Shabbat practices, but also the celebrating Shabbat and coming to Shul can be fun! Join us as we learn, sing, run, and celebrate together!
Family Minyan: Once a month, children in Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to an age appropriate, interactive, lively service. We will follow the traditional outline of the service using upbeat melodies, interactive discussions and family activities. Families will be encouraged to sit together to emphasize the family aspects of shul. We will include an abbreviated Torah service with the 5th and 6th graders service as Torah readers. Between aliyot, we’ll play the Torah Trivia game. Following the Torah service, we’ll engage in a multi-generational learning activity.
iShabbat: Once a month, children in Kindergarten through 5th grade will have a rotation of different “Shabbat Apps”. Divided by age, kids will rotate through a series of three different Shabbat appropriate activities, which could be art, drama, music, nature, yoga, stories, etc. Led by volunteers from our community, this program is a big hit at the Center!
Camp Shabbat: Similar in structure to how this program has been run in the past, but the content has been altered to better work for our families. Each program begins with an abbreviated service, then concludes with an educational, fun activity. These activities can be connected to the Parshat HaShavua, a holiday, etc. In most of our sessions, the children will be separated into two groups: grades K through 2 and grades 3 through 5.