Shababa Network

What is 92Y Shababa Network?

92Y Shababa Network is a community development platform designed to inspire, transform, create and celebrate family experiences that are grounded in Jewish values and culture. It is a group of passionate experiential educators/leaders and their organizations that support each other by sharing ideas, best practices and strategies for engagement in their communities.

Through a creative mix of learning through play, prayer, song, puppetry and movement, 92Y Shababa Network encourages each participating community to express and implement the Shababa approach in ways that reflect the unique needs of their members and their organizational missions.

Current 92Y Shababa Network organizations include day schools, community centers, synagogues and learning partnerships from across the country and around the world.

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For more information please email Melissa Cole, Program Coordinator, Bronfman Center for Jewish Life.

92Y Shababa is led by Karina Zilberman, Director of Jewish Family Life and Culture.

All 92Y Shababa Network members receive/participate in the following:

  • Shababa Network Toolkit, including 92Y designed puppet, exclusive tutorial videos, CDs, guidebook and 92Y Shababa educational toys.

  • Admission for two participants per member organization to participate in the 92Y Shababa Network Summit in New York City (Jan 28–30, 2016). The Summit is a three-day workshop incorporating key elements from the training program, experiential learning and immersion on the Shababa approach.

  • One webinar per month with 92Y’s Karina Zilberman and other guest experts on how to increase engagement of Jewish life in communities. Topics may include puppetry, the power of connection, transitions, arts and crafts, and more. *Except the months of July and August

  • Regular “office hours” with 92Y’s Karina Zilberman for one-on-one consultations.

  • Join a vibrant community made up of 92Y Shababa Network members from across the country and around the world. Share lessons learned and best practices for engaging communities in Jewish life.

  • Opportunity to co-brand 92Y Shababa Network on promotional materials.

The 92Y Shababa Network annual membership fee is $1,200 per organization.