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Young Families of Alexandria/Arlington

Proudly presented by Agudas Achim Congregation and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.
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Join us for our Young Families Shabbat Experience!

   We know that all families have different rhythms and routines, so we wanted to offer you several different ways to celebrate Shabbat with your friends at Agudas Achim. As always, ALL families are welcome, regardless of synagogue membership or affiliation.
   Masks must be worn indoors and outdoors by everyone age 2 and up. Proof of vaccination is required for indoor events for those who are age 12 and up.   
Shabbat Picnic Dinner 
Will resume in the spring.
   We'll gather together in the amphitheater/field, sing songs and blessings, and enjoy a picnic dinner. Bring your picnic (dairy or parve) and a chair or blanket to sit on.
   All are welcome to play on the playground or join the main service (indoors) following the Young Families program.

- Find songs, blessings and readings in this benscher/Shabbat booklet
- Watch this video to learn songs and blessings with Hazzan Elisheva Dienstfrey and Rabbi Steven Rein   
Shabbat Family Jam
Shabbat Family Jam is on a break for the summer. Please check back for future Shabbat Family Jam sessions.
   Families with children ages 0-5 are invited to Shabbat Family Jam with certified Rhythm n' Ruach instructor Morah Ariel. Outdoors if possible; indoors if necessary. (If indoors, proof of vaccination is required for those ages 5+. Please send in advance to  Diana Weil or show at the door.)
   Bring a snack to enjoy after the program. All are welcome on the playground after the program.
Resource: Feel free to print this family-friendly siddur for your personal use.
   No registration required. Come join us!
Gan Shabbat 
This program is taking a break.
   We'll sing songs and prayers, and learn a Torah story. Please bring a chair/blanket to sit on, kippah, stuffed Torah, water and a snack. Stay and play on the playground following this program. We'll meet outside when possible, inside when necessary.
   To attend indoor programming, anyone eligible for a coronavirus vaccine must show proof of vaccination either at the main door upon entry.
Kef B'Park B'Shabbat (Fun in the Park on SHabbat) 
Check back for dates.
   We'll meet at a local playground, play and enjoy each other's company. Bring a blanket and a snack. 
Havdalah Resources
   Learn more about Havdalah and download a blessings booklet. (Flip on the short side if printing double sided.)
   Learn the Havdalah songs and blessings along with Hazzan Elisheva Dienstfrey:
Mon, June 27 2022 28 Sivan 5782