Youth Services


Each week members of the Temple Aliyah Youth community have opportunities to celebrate Shabbat with their peers, with their families and with the Temple Aliyah Community.  Throughout the year there are 5 different Youth Shabbat opportunities to choose from!

Sha-La-Lom Shabbat for Temple Tots (kids 0-5 years old and their families) 

At the end of a busy week, say “Shalom” to Shabbat, reconnect with your family, and make new friends. Sing, groove, shake and relax with the Temple Tots and Gan Aliyah Preschool communities! Our program includes singing, musical instruments, props and puppets, and a short tot-friendly service to welcome Shabbat for children up to age 5. Our Sha-La-Lom Shabbat services are followed by a familyfriendly dinner hosted at the Temple. All services begin at 5:30 pm.

Friday Nights:  


Shabbat Yeladim for Temple Tots (kids 0-5 years old and their families)

Saturday morning services are musical, full of movement and fun for our youngest friends! With singing, marching, silliness and stories, our Shabbat Yeladim services are held on Saturdays during the school year, starting at 10:30 am. Our services finish in time to join the rest of the community in the main sanctuary, and for our delicious Congregational Kiddush. Drop in to join us any time!

Shabbat Mornings: 

TA-K26 Kabbalat Shabbat Service, Family Dinner & Activities (for kids in grades K-6 and their families)

Welcome Shabbat with Family & Friends!   Turn your Friday nights into Shabbat, by joining TA-K26 for an engaging family service filled with music and movement, followed by a delicious chicken dinner.  Youth activities follow dinner, while parents reconnect with each other. 

Please bring a box of pasta or kosher soup for Temple Aliyah’s Family Table collection.

TA-K26 Shabbat Morning Family Services (for kids in grades K-6 and their families)

Celebrate Shabbat with your family and friends in the Chapel from 10:30-11:45 AM.  Lead a tefilah (prayer), act out the parasha (Weekly Torah portion), go up to the Torah for an aliyah, hear stories, sing songs and enjoy Shabbat in a casual, family-centered Shabbat experience.

Shabbat Services with Shira Farbman or Bill Litchman 10:30-11:45 AM (for kids in grades K-6)

Who doesn't enjoy one of Mr. Litchman's great K'ton Ton stories or one of Shira's awesome games?  These are Shabbat morning services designed just for you!  You can lead a tefilah (prayer), have an aliyah to the Torah, read from the Torah, sing along, enjoy a great story or a fun game, and hang out with your friends!