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 “… וְשִׁנַּנְתָּ֣ם לְבָנֶ֔יךָ  and teach them to your children...”   Shema, Deuteronomy 6: 4-9

Ohr Kodesh is committed to engaging every member and every family of our community in the sanctity and joy of Shabbat and Torah.

We offer age-appropriate Shabbat opportunities to explore prayer, learn Torah, develop skills, engage ideas, develop Jewish identities, and form communities of families and young people gathering in sacred space.

We know that we have so much to learn from our students, and our programming will continue to evolve as we learn these lessons and create safe and nurturing spaces and experiences.

Shabbat Morning Youth & Family Services

  • 18 Months-4 Years: Babysitting | 9:30-11:30AM  Children are welcome to play in a supervised, safe and fun environment while their adults participate in services. 
  • Up to 5 Years: Torah Tots | 10:45-11:30AM  Children bring their adult to this volunteer-led service celebrating Shabbat with songs, tefilot (prayers), stories, and parashah (weekly Torah reading) activities. 
  • Grades K-2: Mini Minyan | 10:45-11:45AM  Children participate in an interactive Shabbat service that incorporates tefilot (prayers), parashah (weekly Torah reading) stories, and activities. In this staff-led service, children learn how to daven (pray) with kavanah (intention) while having fun!        
  • Grades 3-4: "Next Dor" Minyan | 10:45-11:45AM  Children join a new weekly staff-led Shabbat service for mid-elementary school. Every Shabbat participants daven (pray), explore tefilot (prayers) and learn about the meaning and structure of the Shabbat morning services. 
  • Grades 5-7: Minyan and Moadon | 10:45-11:45AM  In this teen-led Shabbat service and discussion focusing on the Torah service, 5th-7th participants explore tefilot and skills of the Torah service. This group will have the opportunity to lead and read at a learner’s Torah service which will offer the opportunity to read from the Torah, learn and practice how to take an Aliyah to the Torah, run and lead a Torah service. Register HERE to sign up for roles in the service. 
  • Grades 8-12: Madrichim (Teen Leadership) (formerly Teen Crew)  Gain SSL hours and the joy of providing a mitzvah to the community by supporting youth programming during Saturday morning services. Build leadership skills, learn how to plan activities, and create connections within the community.

Shabbat Youth & Family Events

 

Friday Evenings (Erev Shabbat)

  • Ages 0-5: Tot Shabbat Welcome Shabbat with family and friends during this musical, family-friendly Friday night service, followed by dinner. All are welcome to participate in the service; dinner requires pre-registration. 
  • Ages 5-13: Got Shabbat  Welcome Shabbat with family and friends during this musical, family Kabbalat Shabbat service with opportunities for students to learn and lead individual prayers followed by dinner. All are welcome to participate in the service; dinner requires pre-registration. 
  • 8th-12th Grades: Friday Night Lights  Enjoy a Shabbat evening including a catered, Kosher dinner and program at a teen family's home. Check the calendar page for upcoming dates and to register. 

Shabbat Afternoon

  • All Ages: Game Shabbat  Stay after Kiddush for family-style games with your OKC community. Bring your favorite games from home to share during the event. Snacks provided.

Saturday Evening (Motzi Shabbat

  • Ages 0-8: Pajama Havdalah Pajama Havdalah includes activities with family and friends, with a musical Havdalah with Cantor Labovitz. Don't forget to wear your favorite pajamas!  
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