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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 Jewish identities, and more.

Shabbat Morning Youth & Family Services

  • 18 Months-4 Years: Babysitting | 9:30-11:30 am  Children are welcome to play in a supervised, safe and fun environment while their adults participate in services. 
  • Up to 5 Years: Torah Tots | 10:45-11:30 am 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 | 10:45-11:45 am  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 | 10:45-11:45 am  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 | 10:45-11:45 am  

    We are excited to announce the new Minyan and Moadon program coming to OKC this fall! Starting on August 24, this program will be a Torah service for the 4th-7th grade led by our very own Teen (10th-12th Grade) Leadership Cohort (T.L.C.) here at OKC during Shabbat morning services! 

    The 4th-7th Graders will have the opportunity to learn how to lead and participate in all the roles in the Torah service:  take an Aliyah, lead the Torah service, be gabbai and practice reading, from the Torah, and more in a low-stress environment. This will be a chance for those who haven’t had their B’nai Mitzvah to work on their skills before the event and those post-B’nai Mitzvah to continue honing their skills so they are confident in a supportive, low-key environment.

    Minyan and Moadon will take place in the Library on Shabbat mornings from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm. A sign-up sheet will be available during the week to sign up to lead and/or participate in different parts of the Torah Service. Once a month, there will be an opportunity to read however many pasukkim (Sentences) from the Torah as you would like, and to be a gabbai (helper) and during the other weeks we will either have a discussion on the parasha, do some text study, and play games that will relate to the Torah reading that week. 

  • Grades 8-12: Madrichim (Teen Leadership) 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 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!  
Sat, June 22 2024 16 Sivan 5784