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Jewish Resources for Young Families

Welcome to your one-stop shop for your Jewish questions! Whether you're an experienced Jewish parent looking to refresh your knowledge or brand new to raising a Jewish child, we have information and resources for you. 
 
 

All Things Shabbat

We know that all families have different rhythms and routines when it comes to Shabbat. Whether you're a Shabbat Pro or just starting from scratch, Young Families has the resources that you need to enhance your Shabbat celebration.
 
Benscher/Shabbat Booklet - Get ready to bensch (bench) with this handy and accessible family-friendly Shabbat Benscher. Contains some Shabbat songs, blessings for candle lighting and children, motzi, kiddush, and more.
 
Not sure how the tunes go? Don't worry, Rabbi Rein and Hazzan Dienstfrey have you covered. Click here for their guided walkthrough.
 

Bim Bam Shabbat Resources

My Jewish Learning Shabbat Resources

18 Doors Shabbat Resources

Havdalah

Bid farewell to Shabbat with songs, blessings, spices and more. Click below for a blessings booklet or to learn Havdalah tunes.

My Jewish Learning

Curious about certain traditions? Want to learn a little more about a particular historical event? Need a refresher on the patriarchs and matriarchs? My Jewish Learning is a great resource guide for celebrating, eating, living, mourning, praying and studying Jewishly.
 

Bim Bam

Are you interested in learning along with your child? Check out Bim Bam's creative and engaging digital collection and "watch something Jewish" together. There are video selections for Kids and Family, Judaism 101, and Torah and Texts.
 

PJ Library

Would you like to receive a high-quality children's book for free every month? Sign up for PJ Library. Already signed up? Don't forget that PJ Library's website is also a wonderful resource for families looking to learn and connect in new ways.
 

18 Doors

Are you an interfaith couple or a "family in formation"? Check out 18 Doors to "unlock Jewish" and become more comfortable engaging in Jewish life and making Jewish choices.
 

Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

Are you looking for local resources? Visit the J-Family Ambassadors webpage and check out their resource guide for new parents. Or JConnect for "everything Jewish in Greater Washington." For a calendar of specific events for young families, visit their Families page.
 

Social Media

The Northern Virginia area has lots of ways for Jewish families to make online connections. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and make sure to check out these Jewish groups online.
 
Please note that the Growing Jewish Families Neighborhoods, Jump into Judaism NoVA, Northern Virginia Jewish Families (and Individuals), and Jewish Moms of NoVA pages are not run or administered by Agudas Achim Congregation or Agudas Achim Young Families.
 

Find Families in Your Neighborhood

Would you like to meet other Young Families who live in your neighborhood? Fill out this Google form and we'll put you in touch with other families in your zip code.
 

Questions? Ideas?

Contact Jen Halpern, Director of Young Family Engagement. We'd love to hear from you!
 
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