5777 (2016-2017) Service Attendance Requirements
Students in Grades K-2 are expected and Grades 3-6 are required to attend at least four Friday evening or Saturday morning services at B’nai Tzedek during the year. Attendance is monitored using a file card system, and credit is given only to those students who attend the entire service, either in the sanctuary, or the Family Service.
Children who arrive late to services or leave early will not receive credit.
Students who are within 15 months of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah are required to attend two Friday night services and 10 Saturday morning services at B'nai Tzedek .
Friday Evening Service @ 6:30 pM
Saturday Morning Service @ 9:30 aM
Tot Shabbat @ 11 am (Pre-K - Kindergarten): Explore Shabbat through music, movement and stories with Lisa Baydush, parents, siblings and friends. Students from our GECC love seeing Morah Lisa and her guitar on Shabbat! Services will be followed by a mini-Kiddush of challah, cookies and juice, then all are welcome to stay for the congregational Kiddush.
Oct 5 Nov 4 Dec 2 Feb 3 Feb 28 Apr 28
Hands on Shabbat @ 10:15 am (Kindergarten - Grade 3): Join your children for a hands-on Shabbat experience! We will start with a short service experience with Rabbi Steve Henkin, followed by a different surprise each month to engage the whole family in fun, Shabbat-friendly activities, such as Lego building, puppet shows, storytelling, music, and more! Each month, a different guest will come, so bring the whole family every time for a unique Shabbat celebration! All are welcome to stay for the congregational Kiddush activity.
Sept 10 Oct 15 Nov 5 Dec 10 (new date) Jan 7 Feb 4 Mar 4 Apr 1 May 6
Club 456 @ 10:15 am (Grades 4-6): Come join Rabbi Steve Henkin and some special guests for a new and improved “junior congregation” experience! We will sing, we will learn, and we will have a prayer experience that speaks to YOU!
Sept 24 Oct 22 Dec 17 Jan 28 Feb 11 Mar 18 Apr 22 May 20
Learner's Minyan @ 10 am (Grade 6):
Do you have questions about Shabbat services but have never felt like it was the right time to ask?
Are you preparing for your Bar or Bat Mitzvah, but still are not quite sure about everything that goes on during a service?
Here is your chance to have your questions answered! Rabbi Steve Henkin will be serving as a guide for our students (and parents, too!) through a Shabbat morning service. We will join, participate in, and observe the main service, then come together after the third aliyah to have some time to ask questions, discuss and debrief. Please note that students are required to attend at least two of these services as part of the B’nai Mitzvah program (though you may come as many as you want!).
Sept 17 Nov 12 Jan 21 May 13