Shabbat Art Experience

RandThis Shabbat, CBS will launch the Shabbat Art Experience, a new activity for families with children in grades 2 – 6 that will occur on select Shabbats when our Shabbat School is not taking place! The program is free of charge, however participation in each session is limited to the first ten families that RSVP. Please RSVP to Michael Lederman.

Led by
Elyssa Wortzman, a visual artist with experience teaching and creating community programming for children and adults in the New York, Toronto, and San Francisco Jewish communities, these sessions are open to all.

The first Shabbat Art Experience takes place this Saturday, February 6, 9:30 - 11 a.m. Participants will look at artist Archie Rand's satirical painting of the 501st mitzvah ("Do not insult or harm anybody with words!") and Reb Nachman of Breslov's teaching about seeing the good in everyone. Kids will have the opportunity to create collages interpreting these teachings, and their artworks may be hung in your homes as a reminder to use their ayin tov (eyes of seeing the good).

twister The second Shabbat Art Experience will take place the following Saturday morning, February 13, also from 9:30 - 11 a.m. Participants will play Mishkan Twister! Using the game of Twister as inspiration, we will explore the shapes and forms of the Mishkan (the Tabernacle or portable sanctuary, a spiritual center in the desert). Like Bezalel, builder of the Mishkan and one of the first Jewish artists, participants will then build their own portable sanctuaries out of candy. Yummy fun!

We invite CBS Shabbat School families to join us, but also encourage families from the greater Jewish community (e.g., the Brandeis School) to participate in these free activities!