YAFE – Youth and Family Engagement

Activities and gatherings for youth and families from birth to 12th grade focusing on social connection, Jewish holidays, and social justice.

  • Do you want to connect with other kids and families in our community?
  • Do you want a place to develop and explore your family’s Jewish identity?

YAFE offers joyful, spiritually and emotionally enriching activities for youth and families throughout the year, including:

YAFE Shabbat Services

Tot Shabbat – Families with children 5 and under

1st & 3rd Saturdays, 10:30am
Learn more about Tot Shabbat.

Kiddush Club – Families with children K – 3rd grade

1st & 3rd Saturdays, 10:30am
Learn more about Kiddush Club.

Fourth Friday – Families with children 0-10

4th Friday of each month, 5:15pm, Offsite
Learn more about 4th Fridays.

PJ Havdallah

Select Saturdays in winter, 5:30pm, Birnbach Hall
Learn more about PJ Havdallah.

YAFE Opportunities

Family Camp

Families with children ages 0-2nd grade join together for a fantastic weekend at Camp Solomon Schechter. Together we’ll celebrate Shabbat with family friendly services, activities and games. Located on the beautiful grounds of Camp Solomon Schechter in Olympia, WA we’ll enjoy the natural surroundings throughout Shabbat. For more information contact: Rabbi Eve Posen.

Shabbat Schmooze – Shabbat Afternoon Youth Program

First and Third Saturdays

Join us on the first and third Shabbat of each month following services for a special Saturday Schmooze with lunch, games (including an indoor Gaga Pit), and more. Come for services and stay for the fun! No RSVP is required.

For more information contact: Rabbi Eve Posen.

Affinity Groups – Ex. Chess/Hiking/Theater

Join other youth with similar interests for special classes, activities, gatherings, etc. Have an idea? Let us know!

For more information, contact: Sarah Rohr.

Youth Leadership Opportunities

Teens, explore opportunities to grow your leadership skills throughout the year.

For more information, contact: Rabbi Eve Posen.

Teen Wellness Shabbat

Plans are in the making for a weekend of activity and connection focusing on our physical and mental well-being.

Contact us for more information and to get involved: Rabbi Eve Posen.

Meal Train

Join us in supporting families who have just had a baby by providing a healthy and delicious meal. For more information and to get involved in this mitzvah, contact: Rabbi Eve Posen.

More – Your Ideas

Do you have an idea for youth programming? Give us a shout to let us know your thoughts. Contact: Rabbi Eve Posen.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Shoreshim Young Families
Anafim K-2nd Grade

Shoreshim means “roots.” The Shoreshim community at Neveh Shalom is dedicated to creating meaningful and fun educational, religious, and social events for young families that have children ages 0-5. Anafim means “branches.”

Anafim means “branches.” The Anafim community intends to continue building relationships as families grow from kindergarten through 2nd grade.

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