Junior Congregation

ACI offers a Shabbat morning youth program geared towards students who are already registered for our Tuesday afternoon classes. This supplemental program is intended to further build community among our youth in a fun and engaging manner using music, art, games, and movement. The program also introduces children to Shabbat songs, some key morning prayers, and the importance of gemilat chesed, bestowing kindness to others. After dropping off their children, parents are welcome to join the congregation for services in the main sanctuary.

At the end of both Shabbat morning programs, teachers and students will join the congregation in the main sanctuary for the conclusion of the service. Kiddush will follow.

Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions!

Dates for 2022-23

  • September 17
  • October 1
  • October 15
  • October 29
  • November 12
  • November 26 – THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY, NO PROGRAM
  • December 10
  • December 31 – NEW YEARS HOLIDAY, NO PROGRAM
  • January 7
  • January 21
  • February 4
  • February 18
  • March 4
  • March 18
  • April 1
  • April 15 – PASSOVER BREAK – NO PROGRAM
  • April 22
  • May 6
  • June 3 – END OF YEAR SERVICE

    Tot Shabbat

    Age: 0-4
    Meets 10:30 – 11:30, alternating Shabbat mornings
    Teacher: Morah Karen

    Whether you’re a Tot Shabbat veteran or you’re trying out this great program for the first time, hop on over to ACI for a fun, educational, and energetic Shabbat morning of songs through movement, stories, and games. Using arts and crafts, music, singing, storytelling, and movement, this program exposes children to Shabbat-themed songs and prayers. At the end of the program, the children and parents then join the congregation in the main sanctuary for the conclusion of Shabbat services.

    For the safety of the youngest in our community, we ask that caregivers remain masked while in the Tot Shabbat classroom.

    No registration is required for Tot Shabbat and there is currently no charge for participation, since we would like it to be as accessible as possible. If you and your family have enjoyed it, please consider making a contribution to ensure that we can keep it going!

    Dates for 2022-23

    • September 17
    • October 1
    • October 15
    • October 29
    • November 12
    • November 26 – THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY, NO PROGRAM
    • December 10
    • December 31 – NEW YEARS HOLIDAY, NO PROGRAM
    • January 7
    • January 21
    • February 4
    • February 18
    • March 4
    • March 18
    • April 1
    • April 15 – PASSOVER BREAK – NO PROGRAM
    • April 22
    • May 6
    • June 3 – END OF YEAR SERVICE

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    Mon-Thurs. 10:00 – 1:00 PM
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    Hebrew School

    Every Thursday
    3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Dismissal

    Weekly Services

    Saturday
    10:00 AM – Noon

    Tot Shabbat
    Bi-weekly 

    Junior Congregation
    First Saturday Each Month