Sign In Forgot Password

Year of Joy - Kindergarten through Grade 7


The pandemic was challenging for our kids, so now is the time to catch up on JOY! Judaism brings us cycles upon cycles of joy, from weekly Shabbat, to Rosh Chodesh, to the fantastic array of holidays in our year.

Year of Joy gives us a chance to celebrate these moments of joy through monthly programs. One Sunday a month we will focus on a holiday, life cycle event, or mitzvah/service project. Friends and family are welcome. 

Year of Joy is scheduled, for the most part, monthly. Most often on Sundays, times will vary. There is no fee to participate and all are welcome!


Registration coming soon for the following joyful events:

  • Saturday, November 13, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
    Celebrate Havdalah, which marks the end of Shabbat. Enjoy a delicious dinner (called melaveh maklah) and learn some Israeli dancing. CLICK HERE to register
     - no fee. 
  • Sunday, December 5, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
    Chanukah celebration: Enjoy traditional foods like latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly -filled donuts).  CLICK HERE to register - no fee.
  • Sunday, January 16, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
    Tu B'Shevat Seder: Just as at a Passover seder, symbolic foods are eaten in a special order in celebration of the important role trees play in our life. It’s traditional to eat Israeli fruits, such as figs, dates, and carobs. Try something new! CLICK HERE to register - no fee.
  • Sunday, February 27, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
    Scavenger Hunt: 
    Join us for a multi-round Zoom scavenger hunt! Families will work as a team to scour their houses for themed items. Appropriate for families with children of all ages, preschool to teen. There will be prizes for speed, accuracy, coolest items, and creativity. CLICK HERE to register - no fee.
  • Saturday, March 19, 11:30 - 12:30 pm 

    Immediately after Shabbat B'Yachad on Saturday, March 19, join us for Kiddush, motzi,  and a lunch of pizza, salad and hamentaschen; followed by a lively Purim song session with groggers (Purim noisemakers), costume parade, and games with prizes. Family oriented. All are welcome!

    If you are unable to join us in person at B'nai Havurah, you are welcome to join us on Zoom.   CLICK HERE to register - no fee.

  • Sunday, April 17, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
    In person only
    Family Fun Seder

    Join us at B'nai Havurah as we celebrate Passover with a musical, casual family Seder. Wear comfy clothes and bring some floor pillows or camping chairs (we'll be sitting on the floor), as well as a favorite family seder plate if you have one. We'll provide the ritual objects and foods, haggadot and songsheets, as well as yummy desserts after the Seder.  
    CLICK HERE to register - no fee, all are welcome!
  • Sunday, May 22, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
    In Person Only
    Home of B'nai Havurah member, close to S Sheridan and W Yale St

    Join us for a family-focused Lag B'Omer celebration at the home of one of our B'nai families! Roast s'mores and hot dogs (kosher or vegetarian), drink hot cocoa, and play outdoor games including the traditional Lag B'Omer activity of archery. CLICK HERE to register.















Thu, July 25 2024 19 Tammuz 5784