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Connecting with Shabbat, Connecting through Shabbat

By Sari Abrams

“I’ve got the Shabbat feeling up in my head…” I LOVE singing these words every Friday with the toddlers who make up my Parent and Me Shabbat class. They clearly love it too – this is apparent from their smiling faces, their bouncing bodies and their participation in all the movements associated with the song. How do we help parents and children create the Shabbat feeling both in a class, and then back in their homes? It begins with creating an environment in which they are surrounded with the sounds and symbols of Shabbat. Young children learn through engaging all of their senses. Thus, when I set up my classroom each week I strive to fill it with hands-on activities, music, art, play, and books related to Shabbat.

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