Five distinct Shabbat experiences—Torah Tots, Torah Kids, Shabbat & Me, Family Learning Experience and Shabbat Buddies—meet regularly, allowing children, teens and parents to pray, sing, study Torah and celebrate Shabbat together. Join us for special Shabbat experiences—including Family Shabbat Dinners, Shabbat & Me Friday and Family Havdalah programs—and come together with family and friends to celebrate Shabbat as a community.

Check our calendar for upcoming events and the Shabbat programming schedule.

Weekly Shabbat Youth Programs (11:00 – 11:45 am)

Torah Tots (Pre-K and younger)
Our youngest youth meet every Saturday at 11:00 am in the large classroom on the 7th floor. Parents and children celebrate Shabbat together with interactive songs, stories and Shabbat snacks.
Torah Tots is in partnership with PJ Library and T’kiya.

Torah Kids (Elementary School)
Learn and pray together at Torah Kids! Together, we’ll daven Shabbat Shaharit, learning new t’filot and melodies while we deepen our understandings of and connections to the prayers.  Study the weekly parashah through interactive activities, improv, skits, deep discussion, games, and more!

Family Shabbat at Or Zarua

Join us once each month for Family Shabbat! (Programs begin at 10:30 am)

  • Little ones enjoy Shabbat & Me, celebrating Shabbat with interactive songs, special parashah (Torah portion), Shabbat, and holiday activities, stories and extra special Shabbat snacks.
  • Elementary Schoolers and parents learn and pray together at the Family Learning Experience.
  • Middle School and High School youth learn t’filot (prayers)
    and study Torah together in
    Mah Zeh Shabbat?!.



After services, join us for a Family Shabbat Lunch or an Ice Cream Kiddush!