Kids love to pray at B’nai! Join us for services and programs for youth of all ages from our Tot Shabbat service on up to our USY Teen Minyan. Be sure to also check out our Gold Kippah Honor Society prayer mastery program just for kids! Click here for our Shabbat FAQs.
Tot Shabbat (Ages 5 and Under with Parent)
Shabbat Mornings, 11:00–11:45 a.m.
This service introduces our youngest children to the joys of Shabbat. The program, which combines singing, storytelling, and movement, is a great way for families to find a chevrah (a friendly community) at B’nai Israel. The Tot Shabbat listserv offers timely information about special events and services. To join, send an email to Arielle Katzel.
Mini Minyan (Grades K-2)
Shabbat Mornings, 10:30-11:45 a.m.
September 29, October 20, November 17, December 8, January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4
Using a siddur specially crafted for our students, children are encouraged to lead prayers and actively participate. The service generally concludes with a story or an abbreviated Torah service and parasha discussion. On weeks when Mini Minyan does not meet, students in this age group are encouraged to attend Junior Congregation.
Junior Congregation (Grades 3–6 when Mini Minyan meets, Grades K–6 when Mini Minyan does not meet)
Shabbat Mornings, 10:30–11:45 a.m.
This service, largely led by the children themselves, includes a short Torah discussion, game, or parasha play. Children from the Talmud Torah and the day schools are encouraged to read Torah and lead prayers together. Children are invited to attend this service with or without their parents.
October 6, November 3, December 8, January 26, February 23, March 23, April 27, May 11
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
This special service is led by and for teens. This year, teen minyan will take place on the first Saturday of every month, beginning October 7. Join us for creative, interactive services, discussions, and unique parasha presentations designed around special themes. Want to lead a teen minyan? Contact Moshe Ben-Lev, Education Director.
Shabbatot by Grade
During the course of the year we honor our students at special grade-level Shabbatot. Click here for the Shabbatot by Grade schedule for 2018-2019.