For Families with Kids going into K-5th Grade

Family Together

Shabbatify brings together elementary school families for meaningful and fun-filled Shabbat and Sunday afternoons, with activities for kids and parents to enjoy both as a family and separately.

Join Shabbatify & Camp Young Judaea at the J!

Saturday, Jan 21 | 3:30 PM-5:30 PM

Families can spend the afternoon at Camp Young Judaea at the J! Kids will make a map of Israel out of ice cream and lots of toppings - a delicious and educational project. Parents will discuss Israel current events with the J's new Israeli Shaliach, Miki Plotkin, while enjoying Israeli wine. Families will join together in singing, Havdalah & rikud (dancing), CYJ style!

Free babysitting will be provided for younger siblings ages 4 & under.

Greene Family Camp Comes to Shabbatify!

Saturday, Feb 11 | 3:00 PM-5:00 PM

Join us as Greene Family Camp comes to you! Families will make a glass-fused mezuzah for their homes. Kids will make their own grass heads and dirt pudding cups in the spirit of Tu B'Shevat! Parents will get some happy hour time to enjoy "Green" drinks and conversation. Free babysitting will be provided for younger siblings ages 4 & under. Let us know if you will need babysitting.



Save the Date

Sunday, Mar 5
Families will watch the Israeli children's film Guavas while enjoying movie theater treats. Everyone will also make mishloach manot, gifts for Purim.

Tuesday, April 11
Shabbatify and Mishpacha & Me will hold a joint Second Night Seder for the whole family to enjoy. Kids will learn about the Passover story in a fun way.

Saturday, May 13-Sunday, May 14
Shabbatify goes camping! Families will celebrate L'ag B'Omer with a campout at the Merfish. Everyone can take part in sports, swimming and of course s'mores!


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Meet Our Family Outreach Specialist
Rachel Teichman

Rachel TeichmanRachel Teichman has a BA from the University of California, San Diego, and an MBA from San Diego State University. She has spent much of her career in the arts and writing fields, and all of her volunteer work has involved Jewish and educational organizations.

She moved to Houston two years ago, and has been an active member of the Mishpacha & Me committee. A mother of two, she has been enjoying exploring Texas with her family, and is excited about launching Shabbatify! Please feel free to contact her with with any comments or suggestions.


For more information about Shabbatify, please contact Rachel at or 832.408.3510, ext. 3259.


Funded in Part by the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston