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Early Childhood Education

The goal of our early childhood 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.

Connect with other Congregation B'nai Shalom families with young children for discussion and play dates.


My Toddler & Me

When: Tuesday's 9:30 AM -11 AM

Are you looking for a fun, lively class that challenges your toddler as they continue to figure out how the world works? Activities will focus on movement, multi-step activities, using problem solving skills, and providing rich sensory experiences. Dance and gymnastics also included!

Join us for a weekly playgroup every Tuesday for children 4 and under and their grown-ups.

Where: Congregation B'nai Shalom
117 E Main Street
Westborough, MA 01581

Biweekly Preschool Program for 3 and 4 Year-Olds!

גרעינים                            Garinim!

Garinim, Hebrew for seedlings, is the name of our preschool program which will become a biweekly program this fall! We will be offering a class for three and four year old children on alternating Sunday mornings from 8:30 am-11:00 am! There will be 12 sessions annually, beginning October 7, 2018, at a tuition of $300. Music, arts and crafts, free play time and snack will be included in the morning’s activities. Garinim programs include Candy Apple Decorating for Rosh Hashanah, Planting for Tu B’Shevat, Purim Palooza, and a Pajama Party!

Tot Shabbat

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.


Join us for Sunday Tots! 

April 28 th 9:15-10:30 AM Beth Tikvah Synagogue
May 19 th 10-11 AM  Congregation B’nai Shalom

Sunday Tots is for children ages 3 and under with a grown-up. Spend time with your little one listening to music, playing, and getting an early introduction to a religious school environment. For more information and to register please contact Early Childhood Coordinator Alissa Schimmel at!

 Early Childhood Program Dates

PJ Havdallah – 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM on Saturday, May 11th


These Early Childhood programs are co-sponsored through a generous grant from Jewish Federation of Central Mass.  Contact our front office at for further information.


PJ 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.

Sun, May 19 2019 14 Iyar 5779