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For information on how Shearith Israel is working to combat the spread of COVID-19, please visit the links on our homepage. All morning and evening services, as well as programming and meetings, are being held as virtual gatherings via Zoom. Please visit our homepage and calendar for additional details.

Young Families

Congregation Shearith Israel welcomes and embraces young families into our warm community. Our programs such as Machaneh ShaiK’Tonton Pre-School ProgramShabbat in the ParkTot Shabbat, Havdalah in Pajamas, CSI NextGenChavurah, and much more, provide a fulfilling home for Jewish life and community for our congregants of all ages. Learn more below and visit the calendar for a full list of events.





Machaneh Shai

At Congregation Shearith Israel’s Religious School, Machaneh Shai (Hebrew for “Camp Shearith Israel”), our students benefit from the best practices and leading-edge research in the field of Jewish education, making learning a rich, engaging educational experience for children from kindergarten through high school.  Visit Religious School page for full info.

Shabbat in the Park

A very casual, fun and family-friendly potluck dinner held monthly in a local park. Featuring a Shabbat sing-a-long led by Rabbi Kaiman, a nice vegetarian-friendly meal, and a lovely evening socializing with your Shearith Israel family. Stay tuned for Shabbat in the Park 2019 dates and locations.

Little Ones – Tot Shabbat & K’tonton 

At Shearith Israel, your little ones are always welcome.  We have babysitting on Saturday mornings, and will offer Tot Shabbat (for up to age 5 with a caretaker) with age-appropriate prayers, songs, movement, stories, and snacks every Shabbat morning from 10:30am – 11:15am in the front office space beginning August 12, 2018. (View calendar for exceptions, such as holidays.)

We are also offering a K’tonton Pre-School Program one Sunday morning each month from 10:30am – 11:45am in Zimmerman Hall. K’tonton will be held on the following dates during the 2018 – 2019 school year: September 16/ October 21/ November 11/ December 16/ January 13/ February 10/ March 17/ April 29

Minyan Mercaz

A weekly Shabbat morning service for school-aged children and their parents. (View calendar for exceptions, such as holidays.)

CSI NextGen

CSI NextGen is a new initiative aimed at creating community amongst Shearith Israel's 20s, 30s and early 40s population. Singles, couples, and families with young children are all welcome to participate. Events include Sangria & Scotch in the Sukkah, a fall hike, Shabbat potluck lunch and more. Visit the CSI NextGen page for event details and info.     

Young Families’ Chavurah

Enjoy a monthly gathering with fellow young adults and families to socialize, celebrate Shabbat, and discuss Jewish topics.

Thu, June 4 2020 12 Sivan 5780