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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, Chavurah, and much more, provide a fulfilling home for Jewish life and community for our congregants of all ages. Stay tuned for the summer/fall 2018 programming info, 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. Sign-up at this link to bring a dish.

Upcoming 2018 Shabbat in the Park dates:

Friday, September 28 – Shabbat in the Sukkah @ Shearith Israel

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. (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.)

Young Families’ Chavurah

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

Fri, September 21 2018 12 Tishrei 5779