Does not include service & handling fees, if applicable.
Get ready for Shabbat with a joyous and active musical experience!
Children, parents, grandparents, and nannies are all a part of our Shababa Friday family. Join us for this playful and soulful experience of singing, dancing, jumping, and celebrating as a community!
Ongoing on Fridays, Session One: 9:30-10:15 am / Session Two: 10:45-11:30 am.
$20 a child
$10 each additional child
*Please note: This is a drop-in class, no registration required, payable at door. Credit cards and Shababa cards accepted. We cannot accept cash payment at the door. If you have registered online, please present email confirmation at door.
This event is first come, first served. Please arrive early to ensure entry.
You can also use your Shababa card for Sing! Join Rebecca Schoffer for a fun and interactive sing-a-long, Wednesdays at 9:15 am.
Rebecca Schoffer is the Director of Jewish Family Engagement and the leader of the Shababa community at the 92nd Street Y. She is a musical and experiential Jewish educator, a singer songwriter, cantorial soloist and a playwright of Jewish family theater. Rebecca is a recent recipient of the 2019 Young Pioneers Award from The Jewish Education Project, which celebrates forward thinking innovative educators.
92Y Shababa celebrates the intersection of ancient Jewish tradition and the needs of modern families by creating playful, soulful Jewish family experiences for all generations. ...
92Y Shababa celebrates the intersection of ancient Jewish tradition and the needs of modern families by creating playful, soulful Jewish family experiences for all generations. Rebecca brings her background in theater, acting, music and improvisation to her work, creating spaces where hundreds of kids, parents, caretakers and grandparents come together every week to celebrate Jewish life through music, movement and play!
In addition to her weekly Shabbat celebrations, Rebecca also leads 92Y’s Family High Holiday services, baby naming ceremonies, holiday & Shabbat dinners, concerts and many other joyful Jewish celebrations for families. She sings as a cantorial soloist during the 92Y High Holiday season.
As a songwriter, Rebecca weaves psalms, prayers and Jewish concepts into contemporary melodies. Her album Shababa of the Heart recorded in collaboration with Karina Zilberman and Toby Singer in 2015, is available on iTunes and Spotify. You can also check out Shababa concerts on 92Y On Demand and YouTube and sing along at home!
Rebecca is also a theater director and playwright of family musicals, including Bagels from Benny the Musical and Sammy Spider’s First Mitzvah the Musical! co-written with Joel Esher and based on the beloved PJ Library books by Aubrey Davis and Sylvia Rouss.
Before her 92Y days, Rebecca worked at the Atlantic Theater Company, where she also taught children’s theater classes and performed in theater for young audiences. She is an alumna of Tufts University and the Atlantic Acting Conservatory. Born and raised in Margate, NJ, Rebecca now lives in New York City with her husband Jonathan and son, Sam.
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