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Shabbat Mishpacha


This unique family service is held each month during the school year. Festive Shabbat dinners are held following Mishpacha for ages 6 and under. This is a great way to begin Shabbat, sharing a delicious meal with other members of your Temple family.

The Hodari Family Children’s Library is open following dinner from 7-8 PM, for children to color, play games, and checkout books, CDs, and videos. Thanks to the Schelberg Family Shabbat Birthday Fund, all children 12 and under who celebrate their birthday at the monthly Shabbat Mishpacha Service receive a Jewish book.

Dinner reservations must be made one week prior to the service.
$12 for adults
$6 for children age 4-12
children under 4 are free

Questions? Contact Sandi Stocker at 248-661-5700 or [email protected].

Friday Evening, September 16, 2016 – “Here, There, and Everywhere"

6 pm service, followed by dinner and open library

To our young children the world is full of things to see and touch. Shabbat is the perfect time to come together as a family and consider how God is with us everyday in every way. Join us for our family-friendly, music-filled, imagination-sparking Shabbat experience as we explore what, where, and how God is in our lives.

**Celebrating September & October Birthdays.

Friday Evening, November 11, 2016 – “Light & Creation"

6 pm service, followed by dinner and open library

Once upon a time the world was created. On this Shabbat evening, we will investigate the story of creation, and through that story, talk about love, about light, about friendship and playing, about our world - and about becoming ourselves! Join us for a beautiful way to start Shabbat and explore with story and music when the beginning began.

**Celebrating November Birthdays.

Saturday Evening, December 17, 2016 – “Miracles” (Chanukah Celebration)

5 pm crafts and activities, followed by dinner and Havdalah

From the miracle of the Red Sea, to the miracle of the Chanukah oil, to the miracle of waking up this morning, there are miracles to be found all around us. Discovering the miracles in your own family’s life will never be as fun as when we prepare to welcome the holiday of Chanukah and celebrate together. Join us for a super Chanukah song session, candles, latkes, and dreidels and then wind it all down a soothing Havdalah service and a special bedtime Sh’ma.

**Celebrating December Birthdays.

Friday Evening, January 13, 2016 – “Freedom” - Click here to RSVP for the Shabbat dinner

6 pm service, followed by dinner and open library

“We are history, we are family, I remember You, You remember me… We’re marching, we’re marching across the sea!” January is a great month to remember the story of the Exodus and how our people went from being slaves in Egypt, to crossing the Red Sea, to freedom and beyond. It is also a time where we recognize freedom for all peoples thanks to Martin Luther King, Jr. One thing’s for sure, we are lucky to be free. Join us for our Shabbat freedom party and dance your way to the delicious dinner that follows!

**Celebrating January Birthdays

Saturday Evening, February 4, 2017 – “PJs, Pancakes & Prayer" - Click here to RSVP for the Shabbat dinner

5 pm crafts and activities, followed by dinner and Havdalah

Join our Temple Israel clergy for a fun-filled evening. Together we’ll create unique bedtime crafts, enjoy a delicious pancake dinner in our pajamas, celebrate the end of Shabbat with Havdalah, and learn about special Jewish bedtime rituals.

**Celebrating February Birthdays

Saturday Morning, March 25, 2017 – “Nature"

10 am service, followed by crafts and snacks

On this Shabbat, come one and all for an energetic romp across God’s wide, wonderful planet prompting kids to join in the experience of nature while cheerfully guiding them in the adventure of caring for the world. Kids and caring adults alike will have a blast exploring and learning to protect our earthly home with music, dancing and a special project! 

**Celebrating March Birthdays

Friday Evening, April 28, 2017 – “Torah"

6 pm service, followed by dinner and open library

Have you ever seen the Torah unrolled? Join us for a chance to see the Torah revealed as we get up close and personal with it and with the stories that provide the foundation for the way we live. On this Shabbat, we will spend quality time with family and friends - praying, singing and dancing together with the Torah! 

**Celebrating April & May Birthdays

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