Ukulele Shabbat for Families

*** Dear Friends! The Y's amazing Post-Purim Carnival is almost here! We're so excited to celebrate this year with our Wizard of Oz theme: "There's No Place Like Home!" Tickets available here. See you there! *** 

Spring 2019 Schedule

Spring Dates: Fridays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; June 7, 14. See cancellation note below.  
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: April 19 and 26; ALSO, any last-minute cancellations will be posted here, and emailed to our 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