Sensory Friendly Shabbat Service                                                       

Mishkan Torah Synagogue is inviting the general public to a Sensory Friendly Family Shabbat Service on Friday, August 5, from 7 to 8 PM. As he does every Family Shabbat, this service will be led by Bret Goldstein, Mishkan Torah’s Hebrew School principal who gets everyone involved with lots of songs and stories, as well as traditional prayers.  Cantor Phil Greenfield, as well as music therapists Nadine Wobus and Carolyn Sonnen, will be assisting Bret for this special service, providing adaptations and support which will make it accessible to children and adults on the Autism Spectrum. 

Seating will be arranged in a large semi-circle.  Behind the chairs will be an open area for those who wish to stand up, move around, dance to the music, etc. Small percussion instruments and scarves will be made available to further encourage everyone to participate. There will also be a Quiet Room downstairs for those who need to take a little break. This event is co-sponsored by Mishkan Torah’s Inclusion Committee, Social Action Committee, and Children's Education Committee.