Ukulele Shabbat for Families

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

Yes, we're still gathering--online--with our friends on Friday mornings. All welcome!
Feel free to join in your pajamas, with your breakfast and your favorite stuffed animal friends. Make yourself at home!

Fall 2020
 Fridays, weekly from September 4 (unless otherwise announced).
Note: NO Zoom Ukulele Shabbat on October 9. Join us for the below instead. 

SPECIAL! This Friday, October 9 only: Join us in Bennett Park anytime between 10:00 and 10:30 am for a Sukkot-inspired craft project, social-distanced photo opportunity with our dear friend Todah the Sloth (bring your own favorite furry friend or stuffed animal!) and check out a lulav and etrog.
Join us again on future Fridays for more ukulele music with Reb Ezra on Zoom. 

Time: 9:30 to 10:00 am for music, plus schmooze time before and after
Our Zoom room welcomes friends from 9:15 to 10:15 am--join us anytime!
Zoom Link: Register for Ukulele Shabbat by clicking here.

Age range: Best for babies, toddlers and preschoolers (age 0 to 5), with siblings always welcome. Granparents are welcome to Zoom in, too! 
All welcome: Ukulele Shabbat is free, drop-in anytime, all families warmly welcomed
*Cancellations: Any additional last-minute cancellations will be posted here, and emailed to our Ukulele Shabbat email list. To join this list, contact Mara,

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 and toddlers, with their parent or caregiver. In our virtual format, it's easy for grandparents to Zoom in, 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