Youth and Teens

image of of kids in a cirlce dancing
image with text that says - After the second day of Rosh Hashanah services, I asked my daughter how she was feeling. She said to me: I feel important - I feel important bcause I am happy to be in the world and know that I am in charge of taking care of it. --a parent

Youth and Teens

We happily engage our young members in a number of age-appropriate opportunities. Click on the headings to find full descriptions and gathering dates for each program.

You are always invited to contact our program leaders to set-up a meeting or phone conversation. They can also introduce you to members who have participated and enjoyed these different program offerings.

Tot Shabbat

Tot Shabbat engages very young kids (ages 2-6) and their caregivers in singing and dancing in sweet celebration of Shabbat. Meeting for one hour, approximately two times per month, Tot Shabbat is meaningful fun for all the participants. There is no charge and drop-ins are always welcome!  To learn more, please contact Holli Goldenberg

The Congregational School

The Congregational School is for children 5-13 years old. The children learn Hebrew, prayers, history and ethical ideas connected with being Jewish. Children are respected for their ideas and learn through projects and active lessons.  To learn more, please contact Holli Goldenberg


We engage our teens through a range of programs geared just for them, including Teen Social GroupTeen Leadership Seminar and Food for Thought. We are eager to partner with our teens in creating dynamic and meaningful programs.

Our Teen Social Group brings teens together from Mishkan Shalom and other local congregations for connection and fun activities. 

We also offer our older teens the opportunity to prepare for Confirmation by following a Pathway to Confirmation which suits their individual needs and interests.

Click here for full Teen Program and Pathway to Confirmation descriptions and to access Registration details.

To learn more, contact Rabbi Shawn Zevit.

Mitzvah Menshes

Mitzvah Menshes is a social and social action program for young adults (ages 18 – 30) with special needs. Mitzvah Menshes meets monthly on Saturday evenings and features dinner, Havdalah and a mitzvah project.

To learn more, contact Gabby Kaplan-Mayer.


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