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Shabbat Groups

Shabbat youth groups at Ohev Sholom - The National Synagogue are intended to provide a supervised and structured environment to allow children to deepen their love of shabbat, shul and kehillah (community) through prayer, song, parsha and holiday-related activities, learning experiences, and fun. For more information about any of these groups, please email our Director of Youth & Family Programs, Lisa Redisch at
Tot Shabbat (ages 3 and under)
10:30 AM in Downstairs Play Area
Children and their parents are invited to get excited about Shabbat! Facilitated by parent volunteers, this is a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to engage in basic liturgy and Shabbat songs in a warm and comfortable environment. Each child has the chance to hold and kiss a tot-sized Torah. Song sheets are available to assist parents and newcomers. Tot Shabbat concludes with kiddush, brachot and a healthy snack. Children in Tot Shabbat must be accompanied by an adult.
Shabbat Club (Pre-K-Kindergarten) 
10:30 AM in Sisterhood Room
Shabbat Club, for children in Pre-K & Kindergarten (approximately ages 3 1/2, 4and 5) expands on what children have learned in Tot Shabbat, encouraging them to sing and participate even more on their own. Led by parent volunteers, with a heavier emphasis on the Tefillah part of the service, Shabbat Club also explores the weekly parsha through games, activities and songs. Children who are comfortable in the Shabbat Club environment may participate independently but parents are welcome to attend and participate as needed. Shabbat Club concludes with kiddush, brachot and a healthy snack.
JMinyan (1st Grade & Up)
10:30 AM in the Chapel
This service is geared for those who have mastered the Shabbat Club experience and are ready to both follow along and lead a longer Tefillah service, facilitated by our talented teen/young adult group leaders. JMinyan's tefillot are conducted using a children's siddur. Following Tefillah, children participate in parsha-related games or stories and have the opportunity to earn rewards and prizes. JMinyan concludes with parsha candy for participants. 

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