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, November 2, 2018 at 5:00pm
Friday, January 25, 2019 at 5:00pm
Friday, February 8, 2019 at 5:00pm
Friday, March 15, 2019 at 5:00pm
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 5:00pm

Upcoming Shabbat Central Saturdays

Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 9:30am
Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 9:30am
Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 9:30am
Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 9:30am
Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 9:30am
Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 9:30am
Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 9:30am
Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 9:30am
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 9:30am
Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 9:30am
Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 9:30am


Shabbat Yeladim

For LCLJ Students Grades K-5

Shabbat Yeladim (meaning Children’s Shabbat) is a program for our young LCLJ learners in grades K-5. Drop off your child(ren) with us and while you attend our Main Sanctuary service, we’ll provide an age-appropriate, fun, creative, and meaningful Shabbat experience downstairs in our Pavilion. Shabbat Yeladim programs will run 6:00-7:30pm (or when services in the Sanctuary conclude) and each week will include a Kabbalat Shabbat service with guest appearances from our clergy, a teaching on the week’s torah portion and upcoming holidays, and a unique and exciting theme (magic, Cupcake Wars, Bowling, and more!) with an accompanying activity.

Any questions? Contact Merissa Hochberg.

Upcoming Shabbat Yeladim Programs

Friday, November 9, 2018 at 6:00pm
Friday, December 7, 2018 at 6:00pm
Friday, January 11, 2019 at 6:00pm
Friday, March 15, 2019 at 6:00pm
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 6:00pm

Our People

Lily Goldstein

Merissa Hochberg

Director of the LCLJ

Lily Goldstein

Amy Martin

Director of Family Engagement

Naomi Kachel

Naomi Kachel

Family Engagement Coordinator & Director of Camp Central

Shira Kobren Wasserman

Shira Kobren Wasserman

Family Engagement Music Coordinator