Shabbat morning service for young children and families
Pre-school teacher Lauren Kalmanson conducts a Tot Shabbat program at Beth Ami. Combining prayers, stories, arts and crafts, singing, dance, and refreshments, Lauren presents a Shabbat experience for the youngest members of our community and their families. Each month, Tot Shabbat begins at 9:30 a.m. and continues until approximately noon. At the conclusion of the Tot Shabbat experience, the children are invited to sit on the Bimah with the rabbi for the singing of Bim-Bam/Shabbat Shalom, and all in attendance are invited to participate with the general congregation in the potluck lunch in the social hall.
Open to all families in the community (not only Beth Ami members), the Tot Shabbat experience is a chance for families to share together in a warm, supportive Shabbat atmosphere. While geared primarily for the benefit of pre-school aged children and their families, older siblings are welcome to share with their families.
Please spread the word that “Tot Shabbat” has arrived and we look forward to sharing the Shabbat with families with young children.