Simchat Shabbat is a joy-filled, intergenerational, participatory service held on the first Friday evening of every month. We have assembled a new band who will lead us in high energy, contemporary music, and birthday blessings will be offered as well. While Simchat Shabbat is embraced by members of all ages, it includes a special component designed just for elementary-age children. After our birthday blessings (about half-way through the service) children are invited to join a member of our clergy for a separate Torah service that will include age-appropriate music, a story and a special Torah reading led by our teens. While children are participating in this program, the rest of the Congregation will remain in the sanctuary for a sermon and concluding prayers. Both experiences will conclude together with a closing song led by our children.