Ukulele Shabbat for Families

Spring 2019 Schedule

Spring Dates: join our last day on Friday, June 14!   
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 welcome. Children attend with their grown-up. Best for babies and toddlers. 
Snack: Kosher challah is served
Cancellations: Any last-minute cancellations will be posted here, and emailed to our Ukulele Shabbat email list. To join this list, contact Mara,

Ukulele Shabbat is popping up in the park this summer! Come join us!
Dates: Fridays, July 12 and August 9
Time: 10:30 to 11:00 am (music), plus stay to play and schmooze in the park
Location: Cafe Lawn in Fort Tryon Park (at the main park entrance at Fort Washington Avenue, take the first path on the right, walk to the first lawn, right next to New Leaf Cafe) 
All welcome: All families warmly welcomed! Children attend with their grown-up. Best for babies and toddlers; older siblings welcome. 
Rain plan: if necessary, a rain location will be posted here, and emailed to all families on the Ukulele Shabbat email list (to join this list, contact Mara,  

"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!

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