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 the Teacher

Matthew Gindin is Or Shalom’s master teacher. His role is to oversee all educational programs and he also enjoys teaching both children and adults. He has been teaching Jewish children’s programs since 2009. Matthew prioritizes connecting with every child and getting to know them and their families as well as finding ways to engage each child where they are. This year at Shabbat Sheli, Matthew will lead the kids in song, yoga, crafts, art projects, and the beginning of their journey as learners and debaters of Torah. Each morning will also include a children’s Torah procession in the sanctuary and kiddish and snack time.

A note on children’s programming during the pandemic: We hope to have as much in-person programming as safety allows and as families feel comfortable with. Depending on community consultation, the health guidelines of medical officials, and the policies of our own Covid Committee, this may include some combination of outdoor gatherings, on-site classes, and virtual programming. Please be in touch with any questions or concerns at

Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m.
Location: Or Shalom (710 E 10th Ave)
Total Program Cost for Members of Or Shalom$135
Total Program Cost for Non-Members: $225

2021-22 dates (additional dates may be added, depending on class size, to facilitate social distancing):

  • Sept. 19 (Sukkah Building)
  • Sept. 25 (First Class)
  • Oct. 23
  • Nov. 27
  • Jan. 29, 2022
  • Feb. 26, 2022
  • March 26, 2022
  • April 30, 2022
  • May 28, 2022
  • June 25, 2022

Questions? 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 master teacher directly.

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