Shabbat Shalom Family

Join Other Young Families for a Musical Mini-Minyan!

Saturday, Sept 29, St. Mark Presbyterian Church,  2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd., Newport Beach

Featuring Dale &  Tracy Schatz

The fourth saturday of the month (see below for dates)

10:30 – 12:00 p.m. Child-friendly service, family project, Kiddush snack and sing-along


The Jewish Collaborative of Orange County invite you to feel the joy of Shabbat. Join other families with young children from around Orange County for a mini-minyan, singing, stories, guided family projects and a Kiddush snack featuring the great talents of Dale and Tracy Schatz.

Read more below or RSVP by emailing

Musician and Jewish Prayer leader Dale Schatz & Educator Tracy Schatz

dale-schatzDale began performing and teaching accompaniment guitar at age 11, singing for Hadassah chapters, synagogues and elementary schools. As a adult, he 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-SchatzTracy has devoted her career to the education and development of children, and believes the opportunity to help young minds develop is a tremendous gift. She 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.

Tracy and Dale’s biggest source of joy and pride is each other and their four children.


Location vary and will be announced prior to registration.

Subsequent Saturdays in 2018 – 2019

  • Saturday, Oct 27, 2200 San Joaguin Hills Rd, Newport Beach at St. Mark Presbyterian campus
  • Saturday, Dec 8, St Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd, Newport Beach
  • Saturday, Jan 26, Location TBD
  • Saturday, Feb 23, Location TBD
  • Saturday, March 23, Location TBD
  • Saturday, April 27, Location TBD with music by Scott Spitzer
  • Saturday, June 22, Location TBD




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

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