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Please visit our Online Services and COVID-19 pages for current info. We will mark the end of the COVID emergency with our community event, Hashiveinu: A Celebration of Return on Sunday, August 8.

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 our 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 2021 dates and locations.

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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.) Please note: Tot Shabbat is not taking place at this time. 

We are also offering a K’tonton Pre-School Program one Sunday morning each month from 10:30am – 11:45am in Zimmerman Hall. Stay tuned for K'tonton dates for 2021 - 2022.

Tot Shabbat & K'tonton - Learn More

CSI NextGen

CSI NextGen is an 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.     

CSI NextGen - Learn More

Young Families’ Chavurah

Enjoy a monthly gathering with fellow young adults and families to socialize, celebrate Shabbat, and discuss Jewish topics. Stay tuned as this resumes post-pandemic.

Thu, July 29 2021 20 Av 5781