Do you have a family service?

We like to think that all of our services are family services. We try to make them child-friendly, which is not the same thing as child-centered. What is the difference? There are a few times during the service when the kids are front and center (when we carry the Torah around the congregation, for example, the kids join the parade and carry the silver ornaments). Most of the time, though, we don’t put the spot light on them. We just try to create an environment where they feel safe and comfortable, surrounded by adult role models. We actually think that they feel more comfortable knowing that the service isn’t all about them. It frees them to be the kids that they are.