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Children's Services

Children's Services on Shabbat mornings have resumed in person as follows:

Rimonim youth & family programming will take place at 10:30 a.m. as follows:

  • Zera’im (newborns to 3): Outdoors in Bennett Park, SE corner
  • Nitzanim (pre-K to 2nd Grade): Indoors in classroom TBD, with masks and distancing
  • Shorashim (3rd to 5th Grade): Indoors in classroom TBD, with masks and distancing

For more information about our pandemic safety precautions, please see here.

For those celebrating Shabbat at home or interested in getting more familiar with our children's services, we are happy to provide these resources to support families:

Songbook for Zera'im families (newborns to 3 years old).

Service Outline for Nitzanim families (4 years old to 2nd Grade)

Service Outline for Shorashim families (3rd to 5th Grade)

See below for video guides for all childrens' services!

 

Zera'im (0-3) Shabbat Morning Guide

Nitzanim (PreK-2nd) Shabbat Morning Guide

Shorashim (3rd-5th) Shabbat Morning Guide

Additional downloadable PDF's:

Modeh Ani - I Give Thanks

 

Blessing Children

 

Blessings before & after eating

 

Ritual Ideas

 

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FTJC welcomes families of all kinds into our community. Each Shabbat at , beginning at 9:45am,  we hold age-appropriate children’s services and programming that are warm, vibrant and accessible, whether you are new to Shabbat services or familiar with them. Come for singing, grape juice, and challah. All are welcome!

See the Table Below for all Shabbat morning programming for Zera'im, Nitzanim, and Shorashim. [Please note, the schedule and information below is only applicable when we are able to meet in person]:

  Zera'im (0-3) Nitzanim (PreK-2nd) Shorashim (3rd-5th)
9:45-10:30 Free Play-CL1 Shabbat in Motion (2x/month)-Penthouse Tefillah-Library
10:40-11:30 Tefillah-Penthouse Tefillah-CL 1 Torah Stories- Library

 

Anafim / ענפים / Branches (6th – 8th Grade)

As they approach b'nei mitzvah, we welcome and encourage our Anafim (middle school students) to join the main congregation for Shabbat morning davening.

Family Experiences

Mishpacha Minyan – Our family minyan meets seasonally to bring in Kabbalat Shabbat together
Chavurot / Family Learning Groups – this year we are hoping to build family learning experiences that cater to family needs and desires on a small scale. If you are interested in joining with other families in the community to participate in guided learning, please contact Diya Moushahwar, our Youth & Family Educator & Community Organizer at diya@ftjc.org.
Resources for Family Learning – we are working to build our resources to help families learn together at home. Please check back for our growing resource library, and for now enjoy the following helpful tefillah / prayer resources:

Modeh Ani - I Give Thanks

Blessing Children

Blessings before & after eating

Ritual Ideas

Zera'im Siddur

 

Shabbat & Holiday Programming

FTJC welcomes families of all kinds into our community. Each Shabbat at 10:40am we hold age-appropriate children’s services that are warm, vibrant and accessible, whether you are new to Shabbat services or familiar with them. Come for singing, grape juice, and challah. All are welcome!

We offer holiday programming that helps children and their grownups become familiar with key symbols, rituals, and practices of major holidays. Check the FTJC Calendar for updated information about holiday programming.

Tue, January 18 2022 16 Shevat 5782