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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 WAFTY "LITE" Programs

  • Friday-Saturday, 2/07/20 - 2/8/20 - Anaf Shul-In Including Ultimate Obstacles in W Boylston and Shabbat Activities on Saturday morning.

  • Sign up now for WAFTY Lite’s Annual Shul-in
    The most popular Anaf event of the year!!

  • We begin the event with some exciting interactive games and activities followed by nonstop events!  We will participate in Bnai Shalom’s Tu B’Shevat Seder Shabbat and afterwards will enjoy a bus ride to Ultimate Obstacles where we will participate in some of the most exciting obstacles and challenges available indoors!   When we return to Bnai Shalom, your 4th and 5th graders will enjoy ice cream sundaes and a movie before lights out!  On Saturday, we will all enjoy breakfast together before concluding the program with some exciting Shabbat activities.

    When:     Friday, February 7, 2020 at 4:30pm - Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10:30am

    Where:  Bnai Shalom Social Hall

    Cost:       $50.00 (includes Ultimate Obstacles, bus transport, food and materials!)

    Signup Link -

  • Sunday, 3/01/20 - Apex Event!

  • Saturday, 4/04/20 - Event to be determined / possibly Pinz in Milford

    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 Programs

Sign up now for Gezah WAFTY’s most popular event of the year, our annual Faux Shul-in (shul-in activities without the sleepover)!!  We have an amazing, engaging, high energy, interactive children’s performer along with icebreaker games and activities, Havdalah with Rabbi Joe, pizza dinner, ice cream sundaes and a movie!

 When:     Saturday, January 25, 2020
Time:       3:00pm – 8:00pm
Where:  Bnai Shalom Social Hall
Cost:       $35.00

What to bring: 

  • Favorite blankie and/or stuffed animal for our movie time. 
  • Sleeping bags and PJ’s are option.
  • Come ready to have a blast!
  • Don’t forget your excitement, energy and positive attitudes!
  • Parents: Are you interested in a Gezah parent social at an area restaurant while your 2nd / 3rd grader(s) is attending this event?  Please note your answer on the sign up form!!
  • Label ALL of your child(ren)’s belongings (everything in a big garbage bag works great!)

  • Contact Cheryl Pouliot for any dietary restrictions / food allergies!
  • Signup Link -

Sunday, 03/22/20: 11:30 am-2:00 pm - Bowling in Shrewsbury

Mon, January 20 2020 23 Tevet 5780