Virtual Pride/Shavuot Palooza for  Families


Rae Antonoff Portnoy, Director of Education

Saturday, June 6

Join us on Saturday, June 6, for a virtual Pride/ShavuotPalooza experience! We may need to practice physical distancing, but we can close the social distance and celebrate the joys of Shavuot and Pride Month as a community even from our own homes! The teachers and clergy of BCC are planning an exciting virtual experience for our final Palooza program of the year – families with children ages 0-18 are invited to join us for a rousing send-off into Pride Month & summer! 

Our usual “Palooza Stations” will take place in Zoom Breakout Rooms — if family members would like to join different activities, they will need their own devices (Zoom works on laptops, tablets, and phones!), but you’re always welcome to join a station as a whole family!  Here’s the tentative schedule.

10:15 am Zoom Room opens, schmooze and say Shalom!

10:30-11:00 Opening Songs & Brief Shavuot-Pride-Shabbat Family Service
11:00-11:40 Palooza Stations Online! (in Zoom Breakout Rooms – this list is tentative, and the final list will be provided to families who RSVP)
    * Arts & Crafts with Ms. Purple (recommended ages: 2+) (all supplies should be readily available around any home with kids, but we’ll email a recommended supply list to those who RSVP just in case!)
    * PJ Library Storytime with Rae (recommended ages: 0+)
    * Games with Tal (recommended ages: 8+)

    * Text Study with Clergy (recommended ages: 11+)
11:40-12:00 Closing Circle – Singing and Drumming into Summer

NOTE: RSVP Required by Monday, June 1st! Email to RSVP for your family. While Palooza programs are free and open to anyone with kids ages 0-18, for security purposes, we will only send the link to families who RSVP and will be using the “Waiting Room” feature on Zoom. Therefore, we do need an RSVP list.  Our Room Monitor will not be able to let anyone in who has not RSVPed by Monday, June 1. (To speed up this process, please also set your display name on Zoom to match your RSVP name!)