Ukulele Shabbat for Families

Reminder: No Ukulele Shabbat on Friday, November 8, because our dear friend and mascot Todah the Sloth is preparing for a big 5K!
Help encourage Todah--because sloths don't usually run a 5K!--by showing some love here. All donations to this charity race are greatly appreciated and benefit the Y's mission helping our community at large. 

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

Dates: Fridays, September 13 to December 20 (cancellations on November 8 and 29)
Time: 9:30 to 10:00 am, plus schmooze time until 10:15 am
Strollers: Please park them in the "stroller garage" on the first floor, past the elevator, on your left 
All welcome: Ukulele Shabbat is free, drop-in anytime, all families warmly welcomed
Age range: Best for babies and toddlers; children attend with their grown-up; visiting family members welcome to join, too! 
Snack: Kosher challah is served
Cancellations: November 8 and 29. Any additional last-minute cancellations will be posted here, and emailed to our Ukulele Shabbat email list. To join this list, contact Mara, mbragg@ywashhts.org.

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!

Ukulele Shabbat is free for all families, on a drop-in basis, no RSVP required. 

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