Ukulele Shabbat for Families

Happy 2018! Come join us in the new year...  

When: Fridays, from January 5 through June 8, with planned cancellations on February 16 and 23; March 16 and 30; April 6. Any other cancellations will be posted here, and also emailed to those on our list (join the list by emailing  ).
Time: program runs from 10 to 10:30 am; stay to socialize and schmooze until 10:45 am
Where: Room 201
Snack: Kosher challah is served
Strollers: please park them in the "stroller garage" on the first floor, past the elevator
All welcome: Ukulele Shabbat is free, drop-in any week, all welcome. Children attend with their grown-up.

"Hey-ya, Shabbat Shalom, Shabbat Shalom to... everyone!"

In the Y's fun twist on Tot Shabbat, we gather weekly to sing, tell stories, light "candles" and enjoy challah together with our Y Beginnings community. Yes, with live ukulele music, from the Y's own Rabbi Ezra Weinberg, and joined by Todah, our amazing Sloth (you have to meet Todah!). And come meet each other, too... we're here for all families in the neighborhood. 

"Wait, what's that sound I hear... choo, choo!" Train coming through! 

"Hinei rakevet, she’mistovevet / Al galgalim, al galgalim, al galgalim / Toot toot!"

What did you say? Oh, it's Hebrew for "here comes the train, going around and around on its wheels." Yes, the "1" and only "A" train. Yes, we also sing in English and Spanish. 

Families of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed at Ukulele Shabbat, which is designed for babies through age three, with their parent or caregiver. And if you have grandparents or other family visiting, or older siblings home on school vacation, they're welcome to join us, too! 

QUESTIONS? contact Mara Bragg for more information or to join our Ukulele Shabbat email list at or at 212-569-6200 ext. 243.

Ukulele Shabbat at the YM&YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood