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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.


Tot Shabbat

Tot Shabbat provides a warm, fun-filled, and accessible Shabbat experience for your entire family. For children from birth to age five and their parents, Tot Shabbat is led by experienced early childhood experts. Tot Shabbat includes a welcome art activity, often linked to an upcoming holiday. Children and families also gather for a brief, 30-minute service filled with song, prayer, movement, stories, and fun. FA light children’s snack is served.

Tot Shabbat

Tot Shabbat - Celebrating the Trees!
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Congregation B'nai Shalom
10:15 AM to 12:00 PM

Tot Shabbat
Saturday, March 28, 2019
Beth Tikvah Community Center
30 Oak St. Westborough
10:15 AM to 12:00 PM

Tot Shabbat Passover Freedom!
Saturday, April 11, 2020
Congregation B'nai Shalom
10:15 AM to 12:00 PM

PJ Havdallah/Furry Friends!
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Congregation B'nai Shalom
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Biweekly Preschool Program for 3 and 4 Year-Olds!

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 olds (By 9/1/2019) 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 former CBS teacher Marilyn Cusher. 

January 5
February 2
March 1 & 15
April 5
May 3 & 17

 Shabbat Play Group

Fridays - 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Beth Tikvah Community Center
30 Oak St. Westborough

You and your little one will enjoy open-playtime followed by Shabbat songs, candle lighting, juice and challah. This playgroup is for children 5 and under with a grown up!





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 eight years of age are welcome to enroll.

Sat, January 18 2020 21 Tevet 5780