In lieu of the traditional Sunday Religious School, Jewish Journeys aims to show the beauty and richness of Judaism to all ages. This is most definitely not your parents' religious school! In fact, it's not a school at all. It's an experiential journey through the fascinating space and time of Judaism, as demonstrated by Jewish holidays, history and heroes.
Jewish Journeys has something for every child, from infant to teen. This year, Jewish Journeys will be free for everyone in the community, including members and non-members of Beth Shalom. Everyone is welcome and we are eager to speak with you about your family's specific educational needs.
Central to Jewish Journeys for 5778 is Shabbat Yeladim (previously known as Tot Shabbat). This fun, interactive Shabbat celebration for families with young children will feature a KID-ish breakfast, crafts, music and movement filled services and play time on our playground.
Shabbat Yeladim begins at 9 am on these 2017-2018 Saturdays: Sept 23, Oct 14, Nov 18, Jan 13, Feb 17, Mar 3, Apr 7 and May 12.
5778 (2017/2018) will feature High Holiday excitement, including the very tangible experience of casting away those “oops, I’m sorry moments” from 5777 at our annual Tashlich ceremony at Ward’s Creek at Old Hammond Highway BREC Park on Thursday September 21 at 2:30 pm.
Beginning at 5:30 pm Wednesday October 4, we will be celebrating Sukkot! Jewish Journeys will start our celebration off with Sukkah decorating. Bring a dairy or parve entree or side dish and enjoy one of our famous Beth Shalom Dairy Potluck Dinners. Dine with us under the stars at 6 pm. Then at 7 pm enjoy our Sukkot Festival Service in the Sukkah!
Join our Simchat Torah & Shabbat Celebration! Jewish Journeys will present Simchat Torah Fun beginning at 5:30 pm Friday October 13. Then at 6 PM Brotherhood’s Simchat Torah Deli Dinner is not to be missed! Dor L’dor, from generation to generation, our Beth Shalom traditional Candy Hakafot have always been a crowd favorite! Children love dancing and singing with the Torah scrolls as they are paraded around the sanctuary, while also collecting candy from the K’hal / congregation!
Mark your calendar for the return of Havdallukkah on December 16, beginning at 5 pm!
Bring your four-legged, feathered or scaley pet for a morning of fun and blessings for Tu b'Shvat on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at 9:30 a.m.