Creating a Shabbat-Centered Community

By Cyd B. Weissman, Marc J. Margolius

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), March 2002

This article offers a description of the shift in the education and programming of congregation Beth Am Israel in Philadelphia. The congregation has changed from a program-driven congregation to a congregation focused on establishing Shabbat as a central time for shared Jewish experience. This change has created a learning experience for children that is not only an academic activity, but is part of a normative practice of prayer and study they share with parents and other adults.

Topic: Curriculum, Children, Sabbath, Sunday Schools, Hebrew Schools, Programming, Congregations and Synagogues, Shabbat, Prayer, Part-Time (Supplementary) Schools, Education, Family, Synagogues and Congregations

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.32/no.589

Page Number(s): 8

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Weissman, Cyd B. Margolius, Marc J. Creating a Shabbat-Centered Community. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). March 2002: 8.


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