Festivals and Holidays


Friday night December 13
KabalTOT Shabbat & Lite Bites

Our littlest ones are invited to this special monthly musical happening where they get together, and bring in Shabbat with song and stories. A special story will be read about gratitude and giving, in anticipation of the miracle of Chanukah.
Saturday December 14
Begin Shabbat morning together at 9:15 as the Men’s Club celebrate their annual Shabbat service. SPS members of all ages will take part in the service, including reading Torah and Haftorah, leading services, and delivering the d’var torah. This service will celebrate the many gifts people share with our spiritual community.
Shabbat afternoon learning: Study Mussar with Rabbi Ain immediately following kiddush. By studying a specific character trait, in the context of Jewish tradition, all participants will gain skills and insights to improve their relationships with others.
Time for Teens: Hebrew High at the Rabbis will meet at 4 pm,
8th-12th graders will think about the blessings in their lives and
then join the larger community at 5 pm at SPS for a Havdalah of

Community-Wide Havdalah of Gratitude… A Celebration of One Another!
Saturday, December 14 at 5 pm -Champagne & Latkes
Everyone – young families, empty-nesters, BoCo (Boomer’s Community), Women’s League, Men’s Club, Young Professionals are invited to SPS as we celebrate all who have given to SPS over the past several months. Whether you have given your time, treasure or talent – your presence and commitment have made SPS better.
We’ll begin with a moving Havdalah service and then there will be special opportunities to express our gratitude. Latkes and champagne will get us in the Chanukah mood, which begins the following week.

Tot Chanukah
Sunday, December 15, 10 am – noon

Families with children under 6 are invited to a pre- Chanukah celebration, complete with Chanukah food!
Families will enjoy music and fun together.
$30 per family; reservations requested: Contact Alyssa Schwager at 212-593-3300 or aschwager@spsnyc.org

JRS Chanukah Program & Family Dinner
Wednesday, December 18 at 6 pm
Enjoy a pre-Chanukah dinner with our JRS community. We’ll get in the Chanukah spirit together as we eat, sing and shmooze. Complimentary for JRS families & siblings. Guests:$18
Reservations required: Contact Alyssa Schwager at aschwager@spsnyc.org or 212-593-3300.