Gan Shabbat, a program of children’s Sabbath services for nursery school age students and their families will take place at Bet Torah on Saturday morning, October 5. This inter-active introduction to Shabbat songs, stories and prayers takes place from 10:30 to noon in the synagogue library for toddlers up to grade 2. A kid-friendly Kiddush of refreshments follows each service. (“Gan” is the Hebrew word for “garden”).

Gan Shabbat services will also be held on the first Saturday of each month on the following dates: November 2, December 7, January 11, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3 and
June 7.

Unaffiliated families and intermarried families are invited to join this specially designed warm and welcoming children’s program.

In addition to Gan Shabbat services on Saturday mornings, Friday evening Shabbatini Young Family Services & Dinner will also be held from 6:30 to 7:30 pm on January 24, March 21 and May 30, with Nursery School students leading the singing. The public is invited.

Other special children’s programs include the annual Havdalah in Pajamas on Saturday evening, February 15. Havdalah is the weekly end of the Jewish Sabbath. This
special evening includes bedtime stories, songs, a family Havdalah service and a light dinner.

For additional information about children’s services or Nursery School registration for fall 2014, please visit or call the Nursery School office, 666-7595.

Bet Torah ( serves as a leading center for Conservative Judaism in Northern Westchester.

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