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Narayever Family & Youth


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Overseen by our Director of Family and Youth Engagement, Carly Prusky (left), we offer programming for kids throughout the school year & on the High Holidays. Parents also take on a dynamic role, participating in the youth committee or actively engaging in or leading children’s programs.

 Carly provides programming and leadership to our children from childhood, to B. Mitzvah and through their teen years.


Holidays: Carly,  our wonderful Narayever parents, and our amazing Teen Leaders create meaningful programs for children and their families for most Jewish holidays, including: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Simchat Torah, Sukkot, Chanukah, Tu B'Shvat, Purim, Shavuot & Lag B'Omer. Join the Just for Families Listserv (by emailing or follow @famyouthnarayever on Instagram to stay up to date! 

Shabbat Mornings

Family Services: Once a month we will provide a fun, interactive, meaningful, all ages, in-person Shabbat service for children and parents from 10:45 am - 12:00 pm. This is not a drop off program. Please contact us for more details.

Teen and ShinShinim-Led Programming: On all other Shabbat mornings we will provide exciting, engaging, Jewish programming for kids ages 0-11 years, led by our awesome Teen Leaders and ShinShinim. Programming begins at 11:00 am and ends when services complete. Please contact us for more details. Drop off is available for ages 6 and up. 

Babysitting: Every Shabbat morning at 10:00 am, we offer babysitting for children grade 1 and under, with quiet and Shabbat-friendly games, toys and books. Drop off is available for babysitting.

While we offer these terrific programs for young people during the time of the regular service, please know that children of any age are also welcome in our sanctuary service with their families. 

Other Programs & Events


Family Kabbalat Shabbat (Friday evenings, throughout in Fall/Spring/Summer): 

An in-person, family-inclusive, spirit-filled Kabbalat Shabbat service for kids and their grown-ups will be offered a number of times throughout the year. Get that extra kick of Jewish ritual in your week: sing beautiful Kabbalat Shabbat music, say the blessings, have a light snack, and get crafty with Carly and Rabbi Elkin.

Havdalah for Families (Saturday evenings, once in Fall and once in Winter):

A family-inclusive, musical Havdalah experience for kids and their grown-ups. Get that extra kick of Jewish ritual in your week: say the blessings, sing, hear a story, and do an activity/craft with Carly and Rabbi Elkin.

B. Mitzvah: During the school year students approaching their B. Mitzvah participate in a bimonthly class co-facilitated by Rabbi Elkin and Carly Prusky, our Director of Family and Youth Engagement. The class provides opportunities to explore themes relevant to becoming a Bar, Bat or Bnei Mitzvah & fosters development of a shul community for our young people. Check out the Bat/Bar Mitzvah page for more information. 

PJ Plus (Wednesdays from 10am-11am):

PJ Plus is an 8 week program where children aged 1.5 through 3 years and their parents (or grandparents) participate in a fun and meaningful program with a specially designed curriculum based on PJ Library books! It focuses on Jewish holidays, Shabbat, Israel, and Jewish values. A great chance to meet other families and engage in an interactive story circle, arts and crafts, and schmoozin. To register, please click HERE

For questions about any of our youth programs please contact Carly Prusky, our Director of Family and Youth Engagement at, or contact our Youth Committee Co-Chairs at

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