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Shabbat Morning Family and Youth Services

Check the Week Ahead or Calendar for the current schedule of services.

Nitzanim - Birth to Kindergarten

  • 10:30-11:30 in the Multipurpose Room
  • 2nd,4th,5th Shabbat of the month
  • Nitzanim offers services and programs for children six years and younger.  Services are held every second, fourth, and fifth Shabbat of the month in the Multi-Purpose Room at 10:30 am. The service is approximately one hour, followed by a kiddush of juice, challah, fruit, and cookies. The highly interactive service includes Shabbat songs, abridged prayers from the Nitzanim Siddur, the Torah Service complete with processional, and a story pertaining to a current holiday or the week’s parasha. New members and guests are always welcome.
    Special programs include a Sukkot celebration, Chanukah Party, Tu B’Shevat Seder, Passover Sing-a-long, and Shabbat picnic dinner.

Gan Shabbat - Kindergarten to Second grade

  • 10:30-11:30 in the Multipurpose Room
  • 1st and 3rd Shabbat of the month

Shitufim Minyan - Third and Fourth grades

  • 10:30-11:30 in the Zahler Social Hall
  • 2nd & 4th Shabbat of the month

Junior Congregation - Fifth grade and up

  • 10:00-11:15 in the library
  • Every Shabbat, school year only
  • Led by Cheryl Kreiser

Teen Service - Post B'nai Mitzvah

  • 10:00-12:00 in Tel Aviv (upstairs classroom)
  • 1st Shabbat of the month, school year only
  • This is a cool service without parents, conducted by and for post B'nai Mitzvah teens, with a great kiddush.

Please feel free to speak with the individual leaders or coordinators about any one of the services or contact Elisha Frumkin, 301-652-8569, ext. 319 


Congregation Beth El is affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism