Service to cater for the young (at heart)

Posted: 17 July 2017

August 5 will see a new style of Progressive Shabbat morning service come to our venerable synagogue building.

That’s because it will be specially designed for the enjoyment of children who haven’t yet reached bar- or bat-mitzvah age, with age-appropriate activities to include songs, readings, story-telling and other untraditional goings-on.

If you’re a parent, family member or friend of a young person in the target audience, come along with them and join in the fun.

And even if you don’t have a connection with someone in the younger age bracket, show you’re young at heart by attending—the more the merrier!

The recent Australian census showed that people identifying as Jewish had the equal-oldest average age of all religious groups at 69 (along with Anglicans). The new children’s service is our chance in Tasmania to do something about lowering the average.

If it’s a success, it will be followed by others in a similar vein.

The service starts at 9:30am in the main synagogue. More details are available here.

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