Winter’s arrival means Chanukah is almost here. Let’s get prepared with song, stories and love focused on our Festival of Lights. Our youngest of friends (ages 3-8) will parade around like brave Maccabees, explore the concept of miracles, and of course we’ll save room for yummy treats fried in oil. Pizza dinner to follow.
Family Fun Shabbat
Lech Lecha – Go Forth! Our Torah story for this week includes an introduction to Abraham and Sarah. Biblically, they received God’s call and journeyed onwards to much promise. With song, stories and love, our youngest of friends (ages 3-8) are invited to go on a scavenger hunt in search of special treasure. Pizza dinner to follow.
Shabbat “Sukkot” Style – Friday, Oct 14 (5:30pm)
Sure, camping season may be over, but weather permitting, let’s celebrate Shabbat in our Temple Sukkah. Our youngest of friends (ages 2-8) are invited to shake the lulav and etrog and infuse our outdoor tent with love, excitement and song.
Welcome Home Shabbat – Friday, Sept 9th (5:30pm)
Fresh from the summer, let’s celebrate the start of the Jewish new year as a big Temple Israel family. Our youngest of friends (ages 2-8) are invited to share in Shabbat songs, games and fun. We’ll also build excitement looking towards Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.
What is sweet to taste, fun to surround oneself with and contains so many yummy flavours? Torah of course, and ICE CREAM too! For the Shavuot season, we say thank you for the gift of Torah. It’s traditional at this time to eat dairy foods from the land of “milk and honey.” Our youngest of friends are invited to this last Family Fun Shabbat of the school year as we celebrate the role of Torah in our lives with songs, games and stories.
RSVP. In Ottawa we’re professionals at making Winter fun! A little cold cannot scare us, especially from the joy and blessing that we foster over Shabbat. Our youngest of friends (ages 2-6) are invited to help us make warmth with song, stories and games. We’ll also speak about our responsibility to share kindness and caring for those in need.
Hooray, it’s the birthday of the trees! True, it’s a little early to plant seeds in Ottawa, but we can nurture a sapling to plant in coming months and we can commit ourselves to Israel’s growth. Our youngest of friends (ages 2-6) are invited to celebrate nature with songs, games and fun.