Shabbat for Kids & Families

At Central Synagogue

Shabbat Central

For Families with Children Ages 0-5

Open to All

Shabbat Central provides a warm, exciting, and accessible Shabbat experience for your entire family. Geared to families of children from birth to age five, Shabbat Central is led by an experienced musician and children’s service leader along with members of the clergy and Early Childhood Department staff. Children and families gather together for song, prayer, movement, stories, and fun. Following the service, a light meal is served.

Meet Todah, our new friend who will join us each week!

Any questions? Contact Amy Martin.

Upcoming Shabbat Central Fridays

Friday, October 23, 2020 at 5:00pm
Friday, November 20, 2020 at 5:00pm

Special Shabbats:
Welcome Back Shabbat Central: Friday, September 11 at 5:00 pm
Hanukah Shabbat Central: Friday, December 18 at 5:00 pm

Upcoming Shabbat Central Saturdays

Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 10:00am
Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 10:00am

Special Shabbats:
Bagels in the Hut: Saturday, October 3 at 10:00 am


Shabbat Yeladim

For Members Pre-K to 5th Grade

Shabbat Yeladim (Children’s Shabbat) is a program for our young LCLJ learners in pre-K to 5th Grades. Drop off your child(ren) with us in the Community House and we’ll provide an age-appropriate, fun, creative, and meaningful Shabbat experience while you attend our Main Sanctuary service. Each week will include a Kabbalat Shabbat service, a teaching on the week’s Torah portion and upcoming holidays, and/or a unique and exciting program facilitated by different URJ Camps. Drop-off and dinner begin at 5:45 pm followed by a short service at 6:00 pm.

Any questions? Contact Merissa Hochberg.

Upcoming Shabbat Yeladim Programs


Family Services

Join us for a special Family Shabbat Service in Beir Chapel. Central Clergy and LCLJ educators will lead us in a shorter version of our traditional Friday night service. We’ll start with a light snack at 5:45, followed by services at 6:00 and a light dinner.

Upcoming Family Services

Our People

Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal

Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal

Director of Youth and Family Education

Amy Martin

Amy Martin

Director of Family Engagement

Naomi Kachel

Naomi Kachel

Family Engagement Coordinator & Director of Camp Central

Shira Kobren Wasserman

Shira Kobren Wasserman

Manager of Family Engagement Music & Central Tots