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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, 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.

Wed, April 21 2021 9 Iyyar 5781