Chabad of the West Side's
Kids Shul & Junior Minyan 

Kids Shul  - ages 2 - 6 
Junior Minyan - ages 7 - 11

Every Shabbat and Holiday from 10:30 am to 12:15 pm. 

At the Chabad Shul, 166 West 97th Street, Near Amsterdam

Led by Rabbi Chayim and Sarah Alevsky

Great kid-friendly environment with toys, games and a full playground

Torah 2 (small)

Come see for yourself what the buzz is all about!

The Chabad Kids Shul and Junior Minyan are structured and fun-filled Shabbat programs enabling children to attend Shul in a meaningful way while allowing their parents to enjoy the davening without worry. Under the guidance of experienced and dedicated staff, the children are introduced to the wonderful world of Shul in a way that makes them want to attend.

The children are divided into two age-apropriate groups, and led by experienced teachers Rabbi Chayim and Sarah Alevsky. The children pray, play games, sing Shabbat songs, hear stories and learn the weekly Parshat HaShavuah which comes alive through stories, drama, songs and hands-on games and activities. A real hit is the weekly Parsha Puppet Show, which brings the parsha and its lessons alive in a fun and dramatic way.

One of the highlights is the Torah service. The children join the main sAleph-Beis Blocks (2)ervice for the lifting of the Torah, and every child has the opportunity to kiss the Sefer Torah, after which he or she receives a Shabbat treat from one of the Rabbis.

A room with games and toys, and a great playground outside, are available for children to enjoy after the services with parental supervision.