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