Photos courtesy of Adat Shalom

Kids of all ages gathered at a beautiful picnic site on the grounds of the Detroit Zoo on July 20 to celebrate Shabbat. Rabbi Rachel Shere and Hazz’n Dan Gross of Adat Shalom Synagogue led a music-filled Shabbat morning of song and prayer.

Enthusiastic participants sang and danced, listened and learned.  The clergy told stories and shared interesting facts about the animals in the zoo and what Judaism teaches about them. Under the big beautiful trees, multi-generations of families had a wonderful experience.

The morning included Rabbi Rachel reading a story about animals.
Adat Shalom’s (animated) clergy had fun while leading services at the zoo.
Rabbi Rachel had plenty of help in reciting the blessings over the wine and the challah.
Some brought blankets and sat on the lawn shaded by the trees; others sat on surrounding picnic benches in the pavilion for services on this beautiful Saturday morning.