There is a special feeling when you enter Neve Hanna on Shabbat…
Shir Shel Yom (The daily psalm) – Each Kabbalat Shabbat begins with a modern Israeli song and a short explanation on an actual figure or event related to the week. It could be a yahrzeit of a poet, author or an important leader, a special event in the past or in the present. This part of Shabbat is very important. It gives the children a better understanding that Jewish tradition is vivid and relevant to their everyday life. In addition, the Shir shel yom program creates a bridge between the old traditional Jewish literature and the modern Jewish and Israeli literature.
Kabbalat Shabbat and Arvit service – Daven by the Masorti siddur, Va’Ani Tffilati. After each service, the Rabbi delivers a sermon on the weekly parasha (the weekly portion).
Oneg Shabbat – After Shabbat dinner, everyone sits around the table and accept the Shabbat with special Zmirot (Jewish songs). In order to enlarge the children’s song arsenal, each year, a new short songbook for their use.
Ha’Chavaya Ha’Yehudit (the Jewish experience) – Every Shabbat morning, the children can participate in a special activity. During the activity, they daven parts from the shacharit service, play a game, sing songs and have an active quiz on the weekly portion. Each activity ends with Kiddush and something sweet.
Havdalah – Every Saturday night, they separate from Shabbat in Havdalah.