For Young Families

Our Congregation offers endless opportunities for young families to get involved. 

From services to social events, there is something for everyone. 

Cafe Shabbat Music – On the 3rd Friday of each month (November – May) Chai families and friends celebrate Shabbat with a family dinner at 6:30pm followed by a musical service at 7:00pm.

Tot Shabbat – On the 2nd Friday of each month (October – May) children up to age 6 and their parents meet at 6:00pm in the Children’s Shul for a fun evening of songs, games, stories and prayers.

Pajama Shabbat – On the 3rd Friday of each month (October – May) bring your children dressed in their pajamas for a fun service with Rabbi Smith.

Kids’ Congregation – Join us for a fun, creative and lively Shabbat morning at 10:30am. We will sing, dance, pray and learn about the weekly torah reading. Children grades K-4 are invited to attend.

Junior Congregation – This is a service geared toward mastering Shabbat morning skills through learning about and singing songs, prayers and torah discussion. Grades 5-7 meet us at 10:30am in the Youth Lounge.

Havdalalalapalooza – The Havdalah ceremony stands out, in its affinity to bond community. So we have created a program of Havdalah togetherness. Please join us for Havdalah, dinners and our very special music jams.


There are many paths to community at Chai. Congregants can choose from a wide range of groups and activities, including Youth Groups, Chai Young Adults, Zhava Young Working Women, Havurot, Journey Groups, Men’s Club and Sisterhood.H