Written by: Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman
We are thrilled to announce our new inter-generational Shabbat morning experience-Yachad Shabbat. Yachad is a Hebrew word meaning “altogether.”
After Sukkot, we will begin welcoming everyone (Hebrew School families and all congregants) to celebrate Shabbat morning with us. As children arrive in their classrooms, adults can chat in the Shmooze at 9:00 am, followed by a choice of learning with Rabba Kaya in the sanctuary or yoga with instructor Jonas Zev Amberger in the Social Hall from 9:15 – 9:55 am. Yoga participants should bring a yoga mat, a cushion or firm pillow and a blanket.
Shabbat morning services in the Sanctuary at 10:00 am will include participation by community members and Hebrew school students, after which students will return to their classrooms for an hour of Torah study and discovery. At the end of the Torah service, students will rejoin the congregation and take turns leading concluding prayers or sharing something learned in class.
We hope this Yachad Shabbat initiative will offer the entire congregation a rich experience of Jewish life and community. Plans will be adjusted as necessary, depending on current temple COVID protocols. (Community kiddush will be offered when the local transmission status improves.)