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Youth and Family Services

Friday Evenings

Bim Bam Shabbat, 5:30pm

Join is on the bimah, once a month, on Friday nights at 5:30pm for Bim Bam Shabbat, a preschool family Shabbat experience followed by a kid-friendly Shabbat dinner.
Who: Families with kids under 5 (siblings welcome)
Free (dinner is a separate charge;
register here)
2018 - 2019 Dates:

Saturday Mornings

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Tot Shabbat

Celebrate Shabbat together every week. No sign-ups are necessary; come as often as you'd like. We finish our morning on the bimah in the sanctuary with the concluding prayers-- and with lollipops! All are invited to join the congregation's kiddush after services. 
Who: Families with kids under 5; come with a parent or other adult friend or relative. Siblings welcome!
Shabbat mornings, 11:15am, Classroom 2. Free

Mini Minyan

We invite you to join us on Shabbat morning for a light introduction to the Shabbat morning service, Torah stories, games, conversation, and learning. Taught by Gila Bauman, all K-2 students are welcome. Parents should stay in the building but are invited to decide between joining their child for Mini-Minyan or attending another service in the building.
Who: For kids in Kindergarten to Second Grade
Shabbat mornings, 10-11:45am: 
Sept 15, Oct. 13, Nov 17, Dec 8, Jan 12, Feb 9, March 9, April 6, May 11, June 8

Junior Congregation

A more advanced, age-appropriate Shabbat morning service, aimed at students in Grades 3-6, Jr. Congregation combines a thoughtful prayer experience with discussion, games, stories, songs, and movement. Students are invited to bring an adult with them (but it is not required) and are encouraged to participate in leading the service with the leaders. Jr. Congregation is designed to help students become comfortable leading services in the sanctuary, as they become Jewish adults. Jr. Congregation meets weekly in the library, beginning at 10am and ending in the sanctuary 11:45 for Adon Olam (and lollipops!).

Sunday Mornings

Little Mensches

Get a taste of our religious school with a once-monthly Sunday morning program full of songs, art projects, stories, movement and snacks. Kids should bring an adult with them.
Who: Toddlers, ages 2-4, with a parent
Email Rabbi Silverman to sign up
Sunday mornings, 9:30-11:00am: 
2018-19 Dates:
Oct 21; Nov 18; Dec 16; Jan 13; Feb 10; March 17; April 7; May 19

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Hertz Nursery School of Temple Israel

Who: Kids 2.9-5 years
Options available Monday-Friday, 7:30am-6:00pm (until 4pm on Fridays)
For more info, email Leisa Glass, Director of Early Childhood Education

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Who: Families with young kids
Join us for wonderful programs for families with young kids-- visit our web page or find us on Facebook to learn more!