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.

Course details here!

Meet the Teacher

Or Shalom is proud to announce the hire of a new Shabbat Sheli teacher, a longstanding and active community member many of you know – Beth Wolchock-Brown!

Beth says, “On the first Shabbat that I attended Or Shalom with my daughter, Lucy, we were surprised and thrilled to see the participation of the Shabbat Sheli group in the sanctuary. I am thrilled to be taking on the position of Shabbat Sheli teacher.”
Beth spent 6 years training and working as a Montessori teacher in Winnipeg, and she has been looking after the permanent collection at the Vancouver Art Gallery for the past 30 years. She says, “I enjoy working and engaging with children and look forward to this opportunity to combine my interest in art and child-centred education with the Shabbat Sheli program. I look forward to helping facilitate a welcoming space for children and families to engage in, as well as providing an exciting and enriching program.”

Welcome, Beth! We look forward to seeing you and your kids in the Bayit!

*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 Matthew at

Please be in touch with any questions or concerns to Matthew at

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