The 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.
Early Childhood Monthly Preschool Program – Sundays – גרעינים Garinim!
Garinim, Hebrew for seedlings, is our youngest addition to Sunday mornings continuing this fall! We will be offering a class for three and four year old children 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! The program will meet 8:30 am – 11:15 am: Sunday, March 18, 2018 * Sunday, April 8, 2018
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.
Next Tot Shabbat – Saturday, February 10, 2018 10:15
Shabbat with Baby Animals!
This is event is made possible through a generous donation by the Lisa Elaine Fiengold Memorial Fund
Early Childhood Programming
Saturday, May 12, 2018 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM PJ Havdalah
Saturday, June 30, 2018 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Shabbat Picnic Meet Up!
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.