Children's and Youth Services

Shabbat B'Shamayim, Torah Time & Junior Congregation

Shabbat B'Shamayim 

A service for families and children under 8 years of age. Join us for singing, stories, prayers and fun that engages everyone in a warm Shabbat experience. We culminate each Kabbalat Shabbat with our own special 'Oneg Shabbat' (Joy of Shabbat) where we bless our children, sing the Friday night Shabbat blessings, and then of course, share a Shabbat meal!

 

Torah Time 

Meeting on Saturday mornings at 11:00 a.m., a morning Shabbat program for children ages birth-7 (parental presence optional). Children participate in a child friendly service consisting of stories, songs and activities that focus on the weekly Torah portion or Jewish holiday cycle. Torah Time features an introduction to the basic elements of the Shabbat service, which is presented in an environment where our children ask questions freely, and shape their own experiences. Snack is provided.

Junior Congregation -- Grades 3-7

The PJC's Junior Congregation meets twice a month from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Shabbat mornings in the Junior Congregation room upstairs.  Our Junior Congregation leaders pray, tell stories, study Parashat HaShavua (the weekly Torah reading), and play game with our kids.  Leaders ensure that the the Junior Congregation is engaging and fun, and that "our Juniors" acquire the skills necessary for prayer.  Junior Congregation attendance is a requirement of the PJC Learning Center program, and a strong component in the building of a knowledgeable Jewish youth community.