Early Childhood Programs

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. Our Early Childhood programs and all community events are open to all.

What do we do:

  • Monthly Tot Shabbat Services: A clergy-led service that introduces children to worship and B'nai Shalom. During the Oneg, children and adults have an opportunity to get to know one another. Age appropriate crafts are often available. Tot Shabbat starts at 10:15 am and is on Saturdays.
    • August 23, 2014
    • November 22, 2014
    • December 20, 2014
    • January 24, 2015
    • February 21, 2015
    • March 21, 2015
    • May 23, 2015
    • June 20, 2015
  • Preschool Sukkah Dinner
  • Early Childhood Chanukah Party & Day of Giving
  • Annual Early Childhood "PJ" Havdalah Service
  • Parenting Workshops and Mom's Nights Out
  • Playgroups (Contact )

Farm - Visits Return for November Tot Shabbat
Yes! Dancing? Yes! Story? Yes! Join us on November 22 at 10:15 am for a totally new Tot Shabbat experience. After Tot Shabbat, we will have a special visit from Farm-Visits! Children will have a "hands on experience" with a variety of baby farm animals including a piglet, a goat, bunnies, kittens, chicks, and more! There will also be a child-friendly Shabbat brunch. Please bring fruit, veggies, or a nut-free, kid-friendly item to the temple social hall when you arrive so that we can all share in a nice, celebratory snack. Our monthly early childhood programs and all community events are open to all.

For more information about Early Childhood, please contact .


Early Childhood Playgroups!

The Congregation B'nai Shalom Early Childhood Playgroups will provide a common meeting ground for new parents and young children (Newborn to Kindergarten) in our temple community (even though temple membership is not mandatory). Support, advice, making new friends, socialization for young children, shared experiences in Jewish Songs and Jewish Programming, meeting the clergy, "adult conversation" and an incentive to leave the house are all reasons why we get together regularly.

Babies & Toddlers (under 3): 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 9:00 - 10:30 am.
  • Meets in the Early Childhood room at the temple.
  • To RSVP for this group, please contact .