Students in Mechina (Kindergarten) through Hay (5th grade) participate in our Share-A-Shabbat program where the class leads a Friday night service with increasing responsibilities as students develop more mastery with the prayers. Families enjoy a dairy/vegetarian potluck dinner together to bring the class community together.
Students in Kitah Vav (6th grade) lead the Torah and Musaf services on a Shabbat morning in late April, demonstrating their mastery of the prayers that they will lead during their b’mitzvah ceremonies. Parents of the students often participate by having honors, reading Torah, or chanting Haftarah. Students provide commentary on the week’s Torah portion. The families and community come together afterwards for Shabbat lunch.