Meet Karina Zilberman, Founder of Shababa

Karina Zilberman is the founder of Shababa at 92nd Street Y (92Y) in New York City, and a 2012 recipient of the Covenant Foundation Award for Excellence in Jewish Education. She has been educating through the creative arts since her earliest days as a singer in her native Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2007 Karina joined 92Y to create an innovative Jewish community of families with young children. Today she is widely known as the founder of 92Y Shababa™, and the creator of the Shababa methodology to intergenerational family Jewish experiences.
Synagogue Emanu-El, Charleston PJ Library and PJ Our Way are teaming up to bring the Shababa experience to Charleston the weekend of September 15-17. 
All events take place at Synagogue Emanu-El, 5 Windsor Drive, Charleston, SC

Friday, September 15th: Kabbalat Shababa Experience FNL Shabbat Dinner and Kabbalat Shababa Experience
With a dinner at 6PM followed by Kabbalat Shababa Experience at 7:30PM, this service is designed to engage all generations in a mindful and joyful service. It includes fewer prayers which allows an opportunity to go deeper as we bring intentionality (“kavanah”) to the forefront. Music, dance and prayer are weaved together with the Torah portion. We welcome participants of all ages from our Elementary School students to our Octogenarians. This will be a memorable evening for the whole family. 
Saturday, September 16th: Shababa Family Musical Experience
The Shababa Family Musical Experience will start at 10:30AM in the sanctuary. This musical experience goes beyond “Tot Shabbat,” and is an intergenerational celebration rather than entertainment for just children. Families with young children will pray, sing, dance, jump, and celebrate together as a community. We highly encourage and welcome grandparents and parents to participate in this musical experience along with our youngest children.
Sunday, September 17th: The Art of Engaging Families
This workshop, starting at 10AM, is for educators, clergy, lay leaders and administrative staff. This will provide an introduction and immersion into the Shababa Approach. The goal of this workshop is to learn how to welcome the unexpected, be present, trust that something magical will happen and connect imagination and prayer. This workshop will explore the core methodologies and best practices of the Shababa Approach for leading intergenerational experiences. Please join us as we learn and grow together. We hope that you will join us for the events that will help your family connect to Judaism.
Our Shababa experiences are open to the entire community and ALL are welcome.
Contact Sharyn at for more details.


Add Comment