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Family & Tot Shabbat Experiences

Although children are welcome at all services, the first Friday of most months (except in July) is specifically designed for families:

  • Tot Shabbat introduces Judaism to children not yet old enough to read.  This service is filled with music and movement!  Come at 5:30 pm for services.  Then stay for dinner.
  • Potluck Dinner. Beginning at 6:15 pm, bring a fish or vegetarian main or side dish to share in the Social Hall.  Between Tot Shabbat and Family Services, we usually have well over 100 members join for dinner. Prospective Members or visitors (with or without children) are always welcome at our Potluck Dinner as our guest; just email Membership@templeshalom.net to let us know you are coming so we can make sure we connect with you! (This tradition will return once we are COVID-comfortable doing so.)
  • Family Services. Beginning at 7:30 pm, these services last about one hour and are usually led by one of our Religious School grades.  Services feature our fabulous Temple Shalom Youth and Teen Choirs with camp-style music on guitar to engage and uplift all ages, while the rabbi usually tells a story or offers a grade-appropriate sermon.
  • Festive Oneg Shabbat. Following services, we retreat to the Social Hall to enjoy a great selection of desserts, cheese, and fruit. We thank our B’Nai Mitzvah families for sponsoring many of our Onegs.
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