Berlin to Experience Famous NYC Family Shabbat Program

In Berlin, Germany this weekend, JDC is giving young Jewish children and their parents a chance to experience a one-of-a-kind creative family Shabbat program "imported" from New York's 92nd Street Y.

The 92Y Shababa Community ™ is a vibrant, informal Jewish education initiative that has become a gateway to Jewish life for hundreds of families in just five years. Its creator, founder, and director, Karina Zilberman, recently received the 2012 National Covenant Foundation Award for excellence in Jewish education.

Now Karina and her beloved puppet, Coco, are taking their show on the road. At JDC’s Bambinim Family Club in Berlin this Friday evening, they will recreate—through music, puppetry, and play—the artful, joy-filled, intergenerational approach to Shabbat that has become such a popular hit in New York.

JDC’s Bambinim early education program-one of its many initiatives in Germany-provides a welcoming environment where Jewish parents from various backgrounds and their young children can learn about and experience Jewish traditions and culture.

Bambinim gives these families an opportunity to network and organize activities tailored to their unique requirements so they can proceed at their own pace in expanding their connection to Jewish life. Courses for babies and toddlers cover all the developmental skills—but with a Jewish twist—and they offer German, Russian, English, and Hebrew language options.

This week’s special Shabbat celebration is preceded today by a workshop conducted by Ms. Zilberman for local Jewish educators and other professionals, hosted by the Jewish Museum Berlin.

Karina will share her passion as an experiential educator who uses her musical, cantorial, and pedagogical training to create community-building intergenerational Jewish learning experiences and engagement opportunities that transmit and share the joy of Jewish life.



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