Federation to Hold Tot Shabbat

By Reporter staff

The Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton will hold a Tot Shabbat in the Park on Friday, June 11, at 4 pm. The event will take place at pavilion number two in Arnold Park in Vestal. It will take place outdoors and all COVID protocols will be followed. 

On offer will be Shabbat snacks of grape juice and challah. Rabbi Benny Kellman and Josh Hubal will perform children’s Shabbat songs. There will also be readings from books published by Kalaniot Books, a Jewish publishing house located in Susquehanna, PA. (For information on books published by the press, visit KalaniotBooks.com. To read an interview of one of the publishers, visit https://www.thereportergroup.org/archives/feature/introducing-children-to-different-flavors-of-judaism.)

“The Federation has received requests for more programming for families with young children, so I’m pleased to announce we will be holding our first ever Tot Shabbat in the Park,” said Shelley Hubal, executive director of the Federation. “I’m looking forward to families from across the Jewish community having the opportunity to get to know each other – both parents and children – and to celebrate an outdoor Shabbat-themed event.” 

RSVPs are not required, but are appreciated in order to make certain there is enough food for everyone. To make a reservation, e-mail Hubal at director@jfgb.org.