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Young Families

Connect with Young Families

   We are a volunteer-led group that plans and leads events for families with children ages 0-5. We offer a place where families can meet each other and build a Jewish community.  Events are generally held on evenings and weekends and programed for parents to attend with children. Although preregistration is sometimes required, programs are open to members and non-members of the synagogue and are generally separate from the Preschool program.  Our signature ongoing programs include: weekly Gan (tot) Shabbat; monthly Shababy Kabbalat Shabbat celebration with singing and juice/challah; and monthly Oh Say Shalom Singing and Playgroup with our Hazzan (Cantor). We also sponsor holiday programming for High Holidays, Sukkot, Chanukah, Tu B'shevat, etc. To find out more, please join Agudas Achim Young Families on Facebook and sign up for weekly AAC email announcements.  To get involved  contact us.


Gan Shabbat
Saturdays | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Jacob and Esther Siegel Religious School Wing, Rooms 1&2
   Get your Shabbat Feeling at our family-friendly service for kids ages 0-5, accompanied by an adult. This spirited service includes songs, movement, and fun for the whole family. 
   This program is volunteer led and always looking to expand. Training and materials are provided. To join the leadership team -- no experience necessary -- sign up online.
Oh Say Shalom Sing-a-Long and Playgroup with Hazzan Dienstfrey
First Sunday of the month | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Flax Family Chapel
   The AAC Young Family Playgroup is for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Older siblings welcome.
   The playgroup meets in the chapel for an hour with a 30-minute sing-a-long led by Hazzan Elisheva Dienstfrey. On occasion, these sing-alongs will coincide with other Young Family events to help enrich our already fabulous programming. For more information, please contact Mackenzie Silverman or Jennifer Munz.
   2020 Dates: no playgroup in April, May 3, June 7
Shababy Kabbalat Shabbat
Third Friday of the month | 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
   Services in the Flax Family Chapel; 
Potluck in Jacob and Esther Siegel Religious School Wing, Rooms 1&2
    Join families with children ages 0-5 for a brief, child-focused Kabbalat Shabbat service with songs, instruments, scarves, dancing, parachutes, challah and juice. Following the service we enjoy community with a potluck dinner. Please bring a dish, beverage or supplies to share. All are welcome, regardless of age.
   Questions? Contact us  here.
   This program is run by volunteers. If you are interested in leading the service, please sign up online. Materials and support provided.
   2020 Dates: April 17; May 15; June 19
Sat, July 4 2020 12 Tammuz 5780