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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!

Registration

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. 

Schedule

Machaneh Shabat runs in-person

from 9:40am to 12:40pm

Enroll at any time!

Check out our 2022/23 Calendar.

 

Gan Machaneh's Teddy Bear Shabbat runs

in-person on the second Friday of the month from 5:30pm - 7pm.

Enroll at any time!

 

 

What is Machaneh Shabbat?

An inclusive, family-based Jewish learning adventure!

 

Using experience-based learning, Machaneh Shabbat meets Saturday mornings for Shacharit Shabbat-inspired sing-alongs, Hebrew through Movement learning, hands-on crafts and activities, and exploration of our Torah stories! We believe we can ignite the lifelong spark for Jewish living and learning through community connection and living Jewishly.

Machaneh Shabbat provides an engaging Jewish education for families with children of all ages and exceptionalities. We welcome the participation of parents, grandparents, and younger siblings too!  Our camp model allows us to explore Torah, prayer, Hebrew and the Jewish year through field trips, drama, art, social action, cooking, building and so much more!  

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!

 

 

What are Gan Machaneh and Teddy Bear Shabbat?

Starting Sept. 2022 Or Haneshamah will be introducing programming designed exclusively for young children (0-4)! Rabbi Zuker's Teddy Bear Shabbat will spark the first connections with Judaism through sensory play, stories, songs and new friends (for littles and adults!). Bring a plush pal and your appetite!

Still curious? We encourage you to experience our special programs by dropping in for a trial session - or several (a donation of $36 per session is welcome to help cover costs).

Programs led by experienced Jewish educators under the direction of Or Haneshamah Rabbi Elizabeth Bolton.

Questions about any aspect of the programs? Email educator@orh.ca

 
 
 

 

Fees for 2022-23

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 membership@orh.ca. 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 $1045 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 membership@orh.ca.

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

Sat, 1 October 2022