Havdalah Series

Start the evening with a lively ceremony to end Shabbat, called Havadalah, filled with music and singing, followed by an exciting activity and craft options. Wine and cheese will be provided, along with special snacks for kids. A small donation is suggested to cover cost of supplies; see below. 

Due to the changing times of Havdalah throughout the year, our fall and spring events are geared towards adults, and our winter sessions are family friendly. But all are welcome to attend any and every session! 

RSVP to each session, or sign up for all four now to recieve a discount.Click here to reserve your space. 

November 18: Havdalah & Baking: Thanksgiving Special 

We'll be baking individual pies for Thanksgiving - so everyone will get to take something home! There will be wine and cheese for the grown-ups, snacks for the kids, and special Thanksgiving-themed crafts to enjoy while the pies are baking. 

January 13: Community Arts Night

Start out with Havdalah and singing, then explore different styles of Hebrew writing and calligraphy to create your own art project to take home. Adults will work with an expert in the field, while kids will choose from a variety of different craft stations. 

February 17: Hamantaschen Havdalah & Dancing

Bake hamantaschen for Purim, coming up soon, with our own dairy-free (but you wouldn't know that from tasting it!) dough. Fill them with raspberry, apricot, prune, poppy, or even chocolate. While the cookies are baking, join Alan Bloom to learn some Israel dancing. A perfect way to end Shabbat after Havdalah. 

March 10: Make Your Own Pizza

After a full weekend of Shabbat Across America and the ACI Shabbaton, enjoy a relaxed Havdalah. For dinner, we'll be making our own pizzas with fresh ingredients from around the neighborhood. 

Spring dates will be announced soon. We are currently planning them for you! 

Find out more about our programs for families in the Astoria community

Requested donation: $8 pp for MASKIT and ACI members ($20 maximum per member family); Non-members $12 pp.