Ukulele Shabbat for Families

"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! 

Thanks to generous funding from the UJA Federation of New York, Ukuele Shabbat is a free program. 

2017 SCHEDULE: *NEW* Now extended through June 23! Note cancellations on May 26 and June 16. Any other cancellations will be posted here, and also sent to families on our Ukulele Shabbat email list (to join this list, email And we'll be back in September—or maybe before—stay tuned! 

TIME: 10:00 to 10:45 am, with built-in schmoozing time for families

LOCATION: Room 201 (Note: Please park strollers in the first-floor stroller "garage," past the security desk on your left)

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