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Shabbat Camp for Kids!

Machaneh Shabbat

Machaneh Shabbat is family-based Jewish learning in a social camp atmosphere every Shabbat morning. Let's get off the couch and have some FUN!


While we are happy to welcome guests to all parts of our programs and services, we ask that regular visitors please register with us. You don't have to be a full OrH member for your children to attend Machaneh Shabbat, but you will need an account to log in and complete the form. If you don't currently have an OrH account, please contact our membership coordinator, who will create one for you. You will then be able to log in and register using the link below. Registration for Machaneh Shabbat is ongoing; we would love to meet you, no matter what time of year it is!

Click here to register your child or children for our Machaneh Shabbat program. 


Where? On Zoom!

When? Saturday 9:30-10:30 am (from Oct-June)

Enroll at any time!

Check out our 2020/21 Calendar.

What is Machaneh Shabbat?

An inclusive, family-based Jewish learning adventure!

Even in this global crisis, Machaneh Shabbat will be meeting remotely for Shacharit Shabbat-inspired sing-alongs, Hebrew through Movement learning, hands-on activities and exploration of our Torah stories, all maintaining our ‘social camp’ atmosphere. We believe that we can ignite the lifelong spark for Jewish living and learning through community connection and experience-based learning. 

Machaneh Shabbat provides and engaging Jewish education for families with children of all ages. Welcoming the participation of parents, grandparents, and younger siblings, our camp model allows us to explore Torah, prayer, Hebrew and the Jewish year through field trips, drama, art, social action, cooking, building and more! We believe that we can ignite the lifelong spark for Jewish living and learning through community connection and taking the time to live Jewishly especially on Shabbat. This spark is the key to raising engaged and informed Jewish young people!

But don't take our word for it; check out a slideshow of some of our best shenanigans! Or watch some of the videos Morah Jenny has available for families on our YouTube channel! And don't forget to follow @machaneh_shabbat on Instagram for all sorts of family friendly fun!

More about Machaneh Shabbat

This year we are rolling out two cohorts!

Machaneh Aleph

Designed exclusively for young children (0-4), where we focus on stories, songs and Judaism through movement activities. This group meets for 30 minutes virtually, with at-home material to explore at your leisure.

Machaneh Bet

Made specicially for school age children (4 and up), where we focus on Torah values and characters, the meat of our Jewish holidays, and familiarity with important prayers. This group meets virtually for 45minutes, with at-home activities to explore at your leisure.

Even in our new online format, we encourage you to experience our special program by dropping in for a trial session - or several (a donation of $36 per session is welcome to help cover costs). Please reach out to to participate and receive your zoom link.

Program led by an experienced Jewish educator under the direction of Or Haneshamah Rabbi Elizabeth Bolton.

Questions about any aspect of the program? Email

Fees for 2021-22

All Machaneh Shabbat families — OrH members and non-members — pay the same fees. Machaneh Shabbat families who choose to become first-time OrH congregation members will receive a 50% discount off the full family membership for the first year, or a free Associate membership — a significant savings over the already reduced first-year family membership dues. 

Payment can be made in full at time of registration. To arrange payment in two installments (September and January) or in monthly installments please contact Families may register at any time during the year and fees will be pro-rated based on remaining sessions. If you are not satisfied at any time, we will refund fees for the remainder of the program.

Machaneh Shabbat costs $950 for the first child. We offer a discount of $50 off your second child, and an additional $50 off each additional child. No families will be turned away for financial hardship. To confidentially discuss financial aid or any other financial matters please contact

If you want to try out a session or two, our suggested donation is $36 per session. 

Thu, 26 May 2022