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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 specially designed hybrid (some online, some in-person) 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.


High Holidays: Carly,  our wonderful Narayever parents, and our Teen Leaders create and lead meaningful services and programming, either in-person,  online, or hybrid, 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 Listserve (by emailing or follow @famyouthnarayever on Instagram to stay up to date! Check out our High Holidays for Families page for information on the 2022/5783 High Holiday Family Services, and our main High Holidays page for more information.

Shabbat Mornings

Family Services: Every other Shabbat 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 and to register.

Teen and ShinShinim-Led Programming: On alternating 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 and to register. 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, monthly in Fall/Spring/Summer): 
An in-person, family-inclusive, musical Kabbalat Shabbat service for kids and their grown-ups. Get that extra kick of Jewish ritual in your week: sing beautiful instrument-infused Kabbalat Shabbat music, say the blessings, and have a light snack with Carly and Rabbi Elkin.


Zoom Havdalah for Families (Saturday evenings, monthly in Fall/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, do a craft and have a light snack with Carly and our teen leaders. All online!

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. 
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
Thu, June 8 2023 19 Sivan 5783