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Ginat Shabbat

A weekly service for children up to age 6 and their grownups.  Ginat Shabbat is a garden of delights for our youngest daveners ready to move their little bodies and partake in fun and engaging Shabbat activities!  Followed by a Kiddush snack, it should be on the calendar every Saturday at 11:00 a.m., starting September 10 and continuing through the month of June, 2017.

Every 3rd Shabbat of the month, there is Musical Marching Minyan at 11:00, so Ginat Shabbat moves to 10:00 a.m.  Check the calendar.

Spiritual Preparation for the High Holidays: an Elul Writing Workshop

Spiritual Preparation for the Holidays:  An Elul Writing Workshop

with Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein

Workshop:  Sunday, Sep 11 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

There is a tradition of keeping a journal in preparation for the New Year.  During this workshop, we will engage in a series of writing exercises to explore the prayers and themes of the High Holidays and to access our deeper knowing.  Bring a journal and a favorite pen.

 

Family Retreat

Registration is now open for the 2016 GJC Young Families Retreat!  This annual event will be held Friday, May 6 (late afternoon) through Sunday, May 8 (early afternoon) at the Malvern Retreat Center in Malvern, PA. The retreat gives families with young children (infants through tweens) time to connect, celebrate Shabbat, play, pray, sing and laugh together.  We welcome new and returning families!  

Family Retreat

Registration is now open for the 2016 GJC Young Families Retreat!  This annual event will be held Friday, May 6 (late afternoon) through Sunday, May 8 (early afternoon) at the Malvern Retreat Center in Malvern, PA. The retreat gives families with young children (infants through tweens) time to connect, celebrate Shabbat, play, pray, sing and laugh together.  We welcome new and returning families!  

Shabbat Morning JAM Tot Program

This new initiative, developed in 2014 and funded by the Harold and Renee Berger Family Engagement Endowment Fund, brings exciting, fun and educational programs to children and families.  Guest artists such as music-educator Chana Rothman, cookie-pro Debbie Werlin of Cookie Lab Philly and ZoomDance! collaborate with GJC rabbis to lead Shabbat services, afternoon programs and other events with song, dance, storytelling, art, music, puppetry and more.

Family Retreat

Registration is now open for the 2016 GJC Young Families Retreat!  This annual event will be held Friday, May 6 (late afternoon) through Sunday, May 8 (early afternoon) at the Malvern Retreat Center in Malvern, PA. The retreat gives families with young children (infants through tweens) time to connect, celebrate Shabbat, play, pray, sing and laugh together.  We welcome new and returning families!  

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