Our Congregation offers endless opportunities for young families to get involved.
From services to social events, there is something for everyone.
All events below are designed for families with children age 0-5 and open to the public. Older siblings are always welcome to participate.
Tot Shabbat – most 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 9:30 am, August-May
Rabbi Folberg, Rabbi Rose and Cantorial Soloist Sarah Avner share the leading of our exciting and engaging Tot Shabbat services. This service begins in our Sanctuary and is filled with songs, stories, and sometimes even dancing on the bimah. Following the service, we move to the preschool foyer for a snack, craft projects, and play time with other kids in our preschool living room or on our playground.
August 26, 2017
September 9 & 23 (at 9:15, followed by Tashlich), 2017
October 14 & 28, 2017
November 11, 2017
December 9, 2017
January 13 & 27, 2018
February 10 & 24, 2018
March 10 & 24, 2018
April 14 & 28, 2018
May 12, 2018
Tot Shabbat Taste of Passover- March 24, 9:30 am, CDC Living Room
Instead of our regular Tot Shabbat service in the sanctuary, we will start in the CDC Living Room with songs and an age appropriate version of the Passover story with Sarah Avner. We'll then move to the tables to learn about the seder plate and taste Passover foods. Everyone will leave with a Tot Shabbat Passover coloring book. Playtime will follow, indoors or on the playground, depending on the weather!
Child Development Center Shabbat Program – Fridays at 10:30 am
Every Friday at 10:30 am, Rabbi Folberg, Rabbi Rose or Cantorial Soloist Sarah Avner lead a short Shabbat program consisting of the Shabbat blessings, a story or teaching, and singing. (There are occasional Fridays when this program does not occur due to CDC closings or holidays. Please check the calendar for more details.)
PJ Havdallah Services, select Saturdays, 5:00-6:30 pm
These events are a partnerships between PJ Library & CBI and introduce Havdallah to our smallest worshipers in a fun atmosphere. One of our clergy team will be leading this program. Wear your pajamas and join us in Smith Auditorium for a potluck dinner, story, music, and short activity. We’ll end with a short Havdallah service to say goodbye to Shabbat.
October 7, 2017: Sukkot
January 6, 2018: Havdallah
April 21, 2018: Shema
We'll be learning the Shema, why we say it at bedtime and decorating pillow cases. Join us!