Last Shabbos morning, the new father/son minyan program got off to a great start. It was profoundly moving to look into Rooms 213 and 214 and see over 40 fathers and sons hunched over the desks learning with each other. The sounds of Torah signified the ontinuation of the tradition of fathers and sons learning together that goes back to Har Sinai. This was followed by services led by the youth, a message by the Rabbi that ‘it IS cool to be with your Dads on Shabbos’ and topped off with a Kiddush. All fathers and sons (8+) are welcome to share this experience
When Westmount first started, the Rabbi used to give up his Musaf with a minyan in tell the children stories and hand out big red lollipops. His goal was to build a love of shul attendance. Now almost 15 years later, the Rabbi is again giving up his Musaf to meet with a new generation of youth (with donuts and chocolate milk this time) to build a love of shul attendance.