Shabbat Morning Programs
SHABBAT MORNING PROGRAMMING
Held for our pre-school - kindergarten aged children, Kindercongregation serves or our youngest members on Shabbat morning. Under the capable leadership of Rachel Metz, this extraordinary program features age-appropriate tefillah, expert supervision, kiddush with snacks, and games and activities that bring the parshah to life for every child in the room.
We welcome you to join us for Shabbat and peek your head into our dedicated early education room to see first hand our bright and beautiful space, child bathroom, and extensive collection of toys and books. If you see Rachel with the children, ask if you can join in for a few moments to help the children learn and play, and see for yourself the kind of joy, participation, attention and heart that makes our shul so blessed.
Youth groups for grades 1-5 are ably led by synagogue teens. Under the capable leadership of Shira Neuman, our Shabbat morning youth coordinator, our young children are provided with a warm and nurturing and safe atmosphere to celebrate Shabbat. Featuring tefillah, supervised play, and kiddush with a small snack, our groups allow children to experience the joy of Shabbat in the safety of the synagogue environment.
New this year, under the leadership of Rabbi Neuman, children in 6th-8th grade are encouraged to gather on the balcony and join the shul in davening the Musaf Services. During the Chazan's repetition all who joined us for davening will have the opportunity to answer a brain-teasing riddle about the shul. The first person to give the correct answer each week will be entered into a bi-annual raffle to win a chance to Escape the Room in Columbus (if you are not familiar with Escape the Room - Google it!)
Our teens have many ways to connect with the shul and with each other on Shabbat. Whether it is helping lead younger children in groups, davening in the Main Shul, or just enjoying each other's company at kiddush, teens look forward to Shabbat morning at Torat Emet all week long!
Teen Cholent! It's back! Teen cholent takes place every other week during kiddush in the Youth Lounge.
Teen Minyan happens once a month at Torat Emet. Teens from 6-12th grade gather together in the Beit Midrash to lead services, read from the Torah, and deliver divrei Torah. All community teens are welcome!
Check the shul calendar or with Rabbi Neuman for the next teen cholent or teen minyan, you don't want to miss them!