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Youth Programs

Teen Leader applications for 2019/2020 school year now open!

Applications are due May 8, 2019

We've got many wonderful, fun and fulfilling leadership opportunities at Narayever for teens age 13-18 to get involved. These positions are for the 2019 High Holidays, and the Shabbat schedule for the 2019/2020 school year. 

Please click the job titles and the job description will download: 

High Holiday 2019 Program Leader 
Shabbat Program Leader 2019/2020
Shabbat Babysitter 2019/2020

New applicants,  please fill out this form by May 8, 2019. Returning applicants, please email Sabrina.

We'd love to hear from you! If you're interested in learning more about becoming a Teen Leader at Narayever, please reach out to Applications are due May 8, 2019. 


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Shabbat morning programming (details below) continues to run normally. Come visit any Shabbat during the school year (except during the Winter Holidays) and see what great, enriching programming our teen Program Leaders and our Shinshinim, Nir and Lian have to offer! 

Children of all ages are always welcome in our regular sanctuary services with their families.

Overseen by our Director of Family and Youth Engagement, Sabrina Friedman, MSW (below), we also have specially designed 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 children’s programs.

 Sabrina provides programming and leadership to our children   from childhood, to Bar/Bat Mitzvah and through their teen years. Sabrina is   also the music teacher at a Downtown Jewish school and aunt to 8. 

Each Shabbat during the school year we provide fun, interactive programming for children that centres around Jewish content.


Beginning at 10am, we offer babysitting for children 3 months to 6 years, until approximately 12:30 pm.


Beginning at 10:45 am we offer more structured children's programming:


Garinim (“seeds”, ages 0 – 4/5):
An interactive program for small children and their grown-up, consisting of exciting Jewish songs, tefilot, stories, dances and more!


Shtilim (“saplings”, ages 5/6 – 9):
The perfect program for those mid-age kids. Functioning like a Junior Congregation, the aim will be to familiarize and practice the Shabbat service, preparing them to eventually lead tefillot, and to be able to participate meaningfully in the Saturday morning services.


Netivot (“pathways”, ages 10 – 12):
This program aims to hone the older kids’ approach toward and knowledge of tefillah and their understanding of Shabbat. Our goal is to encourage them to confidently lead from the bema and equally important, to understand what they’re singing.


Other Programming:


Chalutzim Youth Group: for teens grade 8 & up. Our two Israeli emissaries (Shinshinim) bring their energy & creativity to offer interesting, fun programming throughout the year.


Bar/Bat Mitzvah: During the school year students approaching their Bar/Bat Mitzvah participate in a bimonthly class co-facilitated by Rabbi Ed and Sabrina Friedman, our Director of Family and Youth Engagement. The BBM class provides opportunities to explore themes relevant to becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah & fosters development of a shul community for our young people.


For questions about any of our youth programs please contact Sabrina Friedman, our Director of Family and Youth Engagement at, or contact Jennifer Gold or Nathan Perlis, Youth Committee Co-Chairs at


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Tue, July 16 2019 13 Tammuz 5779