Jewish Federation & Family Services, Orange County

Shabbat Shalom Family

Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
27976 Marguerite Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
United States

NextGen Family and Jewish Collaborative of Orange County invite you to feel the joy of Shabbat with a new program: Shabbat Shalom Family. Join other families with young children from around OC for a mini-minyan, singing, stories, guided family projects and oneg featuring the great talents of Dale and Tracy Schatz.


10:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Child-friendly service, family project, Kiddush snack and sing-along


11:30 - 12:00 p.m. - Optional Parenting Workshop with Tracy Schatz


Location may vary by date and will be announced prior to registration opening.


This program is partially funded by The Jewish Community Foundation of Orange County.


For more information, please email


About Tracy & Dale Schatz:

Tracy has devoted her career to the education and development of children, and believes the opportunity to help young minds develop is a tremendous gift. Tracy directed the Secondary Educational Center at UCLA's Neuropsychiatric Institute and continues to serve as panelist and guest lecturer on subjects of early childhood education, child development, and parenting. Tracy served Sinai Temple, Los Angeles, as Director of Administration, bar/bat mitzvah instructor, drama teacher, youth director, Family Education Coordinator and ECC Director. Currently, she is the Director of Westwood Hills Preschool. Her business,, brings her in contact with parents and their children at all stages of development. Dale began performing and teaching accompaniment guitar at age 11, singing for Hadassahs and synagogues and elementary schools.


Dale and his future wife, Tracy, directed Broadway shows in Hebrew for Los Angeles Hebrew High School, followed by ten years teaching English and Social Studies at NPI/UCLA (now the Semel Institute) Inpatient Hospital School. Dale taught and developed curricula for Sinai Temple Preschool in Los Angeles for 15 years and is now teaching t’filah and musical spirituality at Pressman Academy of Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles. Dale works as visiting/in-residence Shaliach Tzibor leading services at Adat Shalom in West L.A., Shomrei Torah in Woodland Hills, Congregation Bnai Israel in Tustin, Temple Beth Emet in Anaheim, the Jewish Collaborative of Orange County, Adas Israel in Washington D.C., and others. Tracy and Dale’s biggest source of joy and pride is each other and their four children.



The Shabbat Shalom Family program will also take place on the following dates:


Saturdays in 2017

  • Saturday, October 28th (North County)
  • Saturday, November 11th (Central)
  • Saturday, December 9th


Saturdays in 2018

  • Saturday, January 27th
  • Saturday, February 24th
  • Saturday, March 24th
  • Saturday, April 28th
  • Saturday, May 12th (Central)
  • Saturday, June 9th (Central)

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