Youth and Family Services
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:
September 28, 2018
October 10, 2018
November 16, 2018
December 7, 2018
January 11, 2019
March 1, 2019
April 5, 2019
May 10, 2019
June 21, 2019
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
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
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!).
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:
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