Shabbat Sheli

Shabbat Sheli – שבת שלי

Spiritual, Holistic, Experiential Learning Ideas

Shabbat Sheli welcomes families with children ages 3-5 to create meaningful connections to Jewish story, melody, and ritual with a cohort of young Or Shalom families. Content is based on Jewish spiritual themes and crafted to be interactive, fun, and age appropriate.

Whether dancing in the Torah procession or discovering the secrets of the Or Shalom gardens, families will love these monthly Shabbat mornings full of community and holistic education! Parent participation is included in each Shabbat.

Meet Your Educator

Cantor Shira Stanford-Asiyo is very excited to be the educator for Shabbat Sheli at Or Shalom. She recently moved to Vancouver from the Bay Area, where she was a program manager on the Union for Reform Judaism’s Audacious Hospitality team, creating diversity and inclusion curriculum for synagogues and Jewish youth programs. Previously Cantor Shira was the executive director of JYCA-Jewish Youth for Community Action, a youth-led social justice organization in Berkeley, and a K-5th grade music educator at Pardes and Wornick Jewish Day Schools. She also published essays in Torah Aura’s book, God: Jewish Choices for Struggling with the Ultimate, and collaborated with author Debra Jill Mazer to publish the Open-Eyed Heart-Wide Haggadah.

Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m. followed by Torah service procession with whole community
Location: Or Shalom (710 E 10th Ave)
Total Program Cost for Members of Or Shalom$135
Total Program Cost for Non-Members: $225

2019-20 dates:

Sept. 7, Oct. 13 (Sukkah building and decoration, unofficial class), Nov. 9, Dec. 7, Jan. 11, Feb. 1, March 7, April 18, May 2, June 6

This program is full for 2019-20! Please contact to inquire further about this program. 

*Please note: Tuition helps cover wages for our educators and teaching aids, as well as classroom materials, snacks, and family take-home package costs. If the program cost will be prohibitive to your family’s participation, please contact the program coordinator directly.

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