Kehilat Nitzan has launched a new Shabbat morning program, Lahat Noam.
As the only Masorti (Conser-vative) congregation in Melbourne, Kehilat Nitzan explained it is very excited to see this program grow and thrive in the community.
Lahat Noam will be a Shabbat program for ages five to nine, and will aim to bring fun and inclusive activities and games while maintaining a Jewish educational standpoint, so young kids in the community can broaden their Jewish knowledge as they grow up.
Rabbi of Kehilat Nitzan Rabbi Yonatan Sadoff said, “We are delighted to offer a new, vibrant Shabbat experience for the youngest of our community to engage them in a meaningful way to inspire their connection to Judaism, their families, spirituality and synagogue.”
Some of the future activities are going to include arts and crafts, cupcake design, decorating the shule, parasha play where the kids get to dress up as different characters and act out the week’s parasha, and potentially a pyjama party sleepover.
Kehilat Nitzan is even looking at doing some off-shule activities such as Bounce and Inflatable World as part of Lahat Noam.
President Suzanne Zyngier told The AJN, “I am proud of our teen leaders, Aidan Silver and Ruby Krug, who have stepped up to bring this program to life; it is important we raise the next generation with a strong Jewish identity and connection to both family and community.”