Early Childhood

Tot ShabbatThe Early Childhood programs are coordinated by the Early Childhood Committee of Congregation B’nai Shalom. The goal of these programs is to increase family connections to the congregation and to regular practice, incorporating Jewish tenets and ritual within the home and family. Many of our Early Childhood programs and all community events are open to all.

palsCongregation B’nai Shalom is pleased to announce the opening of a Full Day Preschool opening in the Fall of 2017!  The program will be for 3 and 4 year old children and will be in session daily from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM with early drop off at 7:30 AM and extended day until 6:00 PM.  The presentation to the board about PALS – the Play and Learn School at Congregation B’nai Shalom – is available here. If you are interested in our program or would like more information, please contact Rabbi Eiduson!


 Early Childhood Preschool Program – Sundays
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Garinim, Hebrew for seedlings, is our youngest and newest addition to Sunday mornings beginning this fall! We will be offering a class for three and four year olds on select Sunday mornings from 8:30 am-11:00 am! Music, arts and crafts, free play time and snack will be included in the morning’s activities.   Garinim, will be taught by longtime CBS teacher Andrea Young. Garinim programs include Candy Apple Decorating for Rosh Hashanah, Planting for Tu B’Shevat,  Purim Palooza, and a Pajama Party! This program is open to members only.

The program will meet on the following Sundays from 8:30 am – 11:00 am:

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The Garinim program is fully subscribed for this year. Thank you!

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Tot Shabbat provides a warm, fun-filled, and accessible Shabbat experience for your entire family. Geared to children from birth to age five and their parents, Tot Shabbat is led by an experienced musician and one of our Rabbis. Tot Shabbat includes a welcome art activity, often linked to an upcoming holiday. Then, children and families also gather for a brief, 30-minute service filled with song, prayer, movement, stories, and fun. Following the service, a light children’s snack is served.


 Early Childhood Programming

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Saturdays – 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM

April 15th – Passover

Special Programs – Birth to 5 Years Old

Saturday, May 13th 2017 4:00 PM – 5:30

PJ Havdalah

Saturday, June 10, 2017 4:00 PM – 5:30

Shabbat Meet Up – Playground TBD and Ice Cream Social


PJPJ Library

PJ Library is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, made possible through partnerships with philanthropists and local Jewish organizations. Today, families in hundreds of communities across the United States and Canada are able to explore the timeless core values of Judaism through books and music. Through a partnership between Congregation B’nai Shalom and PJ Library, we mail high-quality Jewish children’s literature and music to our families on a monthly basis – free of charge.

All Congregation B’nai Shalom member families with children from age six-months through six years of age are welcome to enroll.