Kol Shabbat Saturday Program

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Our Kol Shabbat program integrates students from the Religious School and those students enrolled in our local Jewish Day Schools. Study the weekly Torah portion, Torah/Haftarah trope, and Jewish Ethics in the Mishnah. Our lively Junior Congregation is led by Rabbi Schwartz with help from teen Madrichim and cameo appearances by Rabbi Booth and Rabbi Graff. It is exciting for our students to help lead the prayers as they learn them. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend Junior Congregation, Torah for Tots, and the K-2nd Grade Family Service with their children before our delicious weekly community kiddush lunch.

Our Rabbis have graciously recorded many of the melodies we use in Junior Congregation, located here. (You can download and listen in the car!) We encourage you to listen to these melodies with your children so you can grow as a family in your understanding of the Shabbat Morning Service.

For more information, contact our Director of Education Rabbi Michael Schwartz.

Kol Shabbat Schedule:

K-2nd Grades:
9:30-9:45 am: Kehilla v’Kavana
9:45-10:20 am Ivrit Activities with Avril
10:20-10:25 am Break with fruit snack
10:25-11:10 am: Parsha Study with Avril
11:10-11:30 am: Shabbat Khugim (sports, games and fun)
11:30 am-12:15 pm: Family Service
12:20 pm: Community Kiddush Lunch

3rd-7th Grades:
9:30-9:45 am: Kehilla v’Kavana
9:45 – 10:15 am: Ivrit Groups(3rd-6th), Haftorah with Jeff (7th)
10:15-10:20 am: Break with fruit snack
10:20-11:15 am: Kol Shabbat Classes (see below)
11:15-11:40 am: Shabbat Khugim (sports, games and fun)
11:45 am-12:15 pm: Junior Congregation (J-Cong)
12:20 pm: Community Kiddush Lunch

Kol Shabbat Classes:

3rd-4th Grades:

Bibliodrama (NEW!) This class will bring the best of text study and active learning together in the spirit of “LARP” (the popular Live Action Role Play game). Through text study, character analysis, and rabbinic “midrash” stories, students will deepen their understanding of and connection to these key stories from our tradition.  Teen madrichim will bring their energy to this interactive class!  See more on the Madrichim program here.

5th-6th Grades:  (5th and 6th grade students will be placed in one class each year.)

1) Torah Trope with Jeff Schwarz. Learn this important skill and gain the confidence to chant Torah in Junior Congregation. This is a great first step towards B’nai Mitzvah preparation.

2) Parshah Partners with Aviv Matzkin. A look at the layers of meaning in the weekly Torah portion through source texts, props and chevruta (study partner) learning. Adult participants (parents invited!) study in chevruta with children and develop multi-generational friendships in our community.

7th Grade: (The 7th grade class attends morning services in the main sanctuary on days when their classmates become B’nai Mitzvah.)

Introduction to Rabbinic Texts with Rabbi Rachel Solomin. Learn how the ancient rabbis shaped our modern religion and struggled with the same ethical issues we do. Lively discussions, skits, and contemporary case studies are some of the ways students are introduced to the Mishnah, Talmud, and rabbinic commentaries.

Haftarah Trope and Neveiim Class: Study about the prophets and their messages, as well as the specific melodies used to chant the Haftarah section for each Shabbat.

Everyone is welcome in our egalitarian Jewish community