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Families

Shababa

Shababa is a fun, engaging “service” for our youngest generation. All children 5 and under (and their siblings, parents, and grandparents) are welcome to experience the joy of Shabbat with dancing, singing, stories, and a chicken nugget dinner. PJs are optional! Join Rabbi Ilana Garber in this free monthly program – part of our early childhood education.

RSVPs are not required, but are encouraged to enable us to better plan for dinner. Sponsorship opportunities are available – for just $50 you can celebrate a child’s birthday by sponsoring that month’s Shababa. To RSVP or sponsor a dinner, please contact Rabbi Ilana Garber at igarber@bethelwh.org or (860) 233-9696.

Mini Minyan

It’s the next step for our Shababa graduates. Kids ages 5-8 join Barbara Checknoff for Friday night prayers and stories. Then they join our Shababa friends for chicken nugget dinner.

 


Mazel Tots

Mazel Tots is the spot for kiddos on Shabbat mornings! Parent volunteers lead songs, prayers and stories. This program is geared for children from birth through kindergarten with their parents, but all are welcome. Please bring a small, kosher, nut-free snack for your child.

This is free to the entire community. Parents must stay with children during this hour and all are welcome to the bima in the sanctuary at noon for kiddush and a treat. Contact Rabbi Ilana Garber at (860) 233-9696 for more information. 

Shabbat Club

Our Shabbat Club makes it cool for kids @shul. Created and led by Beth El parents Jason Kay, Alan Tuvin, Sarah Willen & Janel MacDermott. SC is for kids in grades K-5. Songs, prayers, stories, games, snacks and more make Shabbat Club the place to be!