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2/3 WAFTY (Gezah) & WAFTY Lite (Anaf)

Classroom experiences are critical to experiencing community, enhancing learning, and deepening Jewish identity. But classroom experiences are not enough. At Congregation B’nai Shalom there are opportunities at every age for kids to grow, to develop friendships, and to feel connected. With active participation comes a real sense of belonging.

WAFTY “LITE” (Anaf Grades 4 & 5) 

Periodic Sunday afternoons or Saturday evenings provide the time for this initial youth group experience. We begin with the premise that the Temple is a place for young people to learn social skills in a context of Jewish values. WAFTY Lite offers social and community service programs in a fun and creative context. WAFTY Lite holds 4-5 events per year which are intended to foster Jewish identity and to promote Jewish friendships outside of religious school by creating social opportunities. The WAFTY Lite programs are led by Family Educator Cheryl Pouliot, assisted by high school students.

Upcoming Program Dates


Friday, February 1 - Saturday February 2 - Anaf Shul In (Sleepover at Temple)

Register for WAFTY Lite’s annual shul-in!! This year’s event kicks off on February 1, 2019 at 6:00 pm with a Shabbat Rishon dinner and Shabbat service for and their families!! Kabbalat Shabbat at 6:00 PM followed by dinner at 6:20 PM (RSVP REQUIRED) and a Shabbat Family service at 7:00 PM.  Historically, the WAFTY Lite shul-in draws the largest number of 4th and 5th grade participants. It’s a perfect blend of celebrating Shabbat, actively having a blast at non-stop games and fun while securing new and old friendships!!  Sign up using this link - !!

Following Shabbat services, a bus will transport students to/from Forekicks for games and fun. Upon returning to B’nai Shalom, students will be treated to ice cream sundaes and a movie! In the morning, the fun continues with breakfast, Shabbat crafts and activities and Israeli games and fun facilitated by our Emissaries!

$35.00 includes fun and games at Forekicks, bus transportation, ice cream sundaes, breakfast, crafts and more! For dietary restrictions and food allergies, please contact Cheryl at your earliest convenience, , so that alternative substitutions can be made accordingly!

Sign up using this link -!!



Next Program!

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 4:00 PM &

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 4:00 PM


2/3 WAFTY (Gezah Grades 2 & 3)

Saturday or Sunday afternoon programs bring our 2nd and 3rd graders together for fun and social time!  Children, accompanied by parent chaperones go apple picking, bowling, jumping at skyzone or see a movie and eat pizza at the Temple!  2/3 WAFTY is run by the Family Educator Cheryl Pouliot, assisted by high school students and parents.

Upcoming Program Dates

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 4:00 PM

It's time to sign up for 2/3 WAFTY Gezah's annual "Faux Shul-In" (a shul-in without the sleepover) on Saturday, January 26, 2019, 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm!!!

This is a great opportunity to motivate and promote Jewish friendships as well as create lifelong WAFTY memories. Your 2nd & 3rd graders are destined to have a blast with the infamous Pumpernickel Puppets, Israeli fun & games with our emissaries, a special Havdalah service, dinner, ice cream sundaes and a movie at this year's Faux Shul-In! Your 2nd/3rd grader can bring their pj's, slippers, favorite blankie and/or stuffed animal for movie time, if desired. They can even bring their sleeping bag to snuggle in during the movie, if they want!

Sign up here -!!!

Please contact Cheryl at for food allergies and dietary concerns so that alternative food options can be accommodated!

Let's hear it for 2/3 WAFTY!!

Next Program!

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Sat, January 19 2019 13 Sh'vat 5779