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Temple Isaiah welcomes Families with Young Children to join us on a journey of making friends, building community, learning about Judaism, and family fun! Temple membership is not required for Families with Young Children programming. All those seeking connection to a Jewish community are invited to share and explore these experiences together, regardless of temple membership. 

Tot Shabbat & Shabbat Club

Each lively Tot Shabbat service includes candle lighting, an age-appropriate Shabbat service, and lots of singing! Services last about 30 minutes and are appropriate for families with children ages 0 - 5 (older siblings are welcome).

At the same time there is also a joyful Shabbat Club service, specifically designed for students in K-5th grade. Special kid-friendly prayer books are used, and children have the chance to learn about prayers and Shabbat in a family-friendly way.

After the services, everyone joins together for a free family dinner, crafts, play, and a chance to meet other local families with children. Typically held on the first Friday of each month at 5:45 pm.

Jewish Holiday Celebrations

Engaging young family programs are held for a variety of holidays including Rosh Hashanah, Simchat Torah, Chanukah, Tu B’Shevat, Purim, and Passover.

Community Meetups

A great way to meet other families in your town! Recent events have included:

  • Popsicles & Concert Meetup in Arlington
  • Bagels in the Spray Park in Belmont
  • Shabbat Singing & Swimming in Waltham
  • Family Camp Overnight Experience

Mishpacha: Family Together

An experiential family educational initiative for Pre-K (4 years old by 9/1), Kindergarten, & 1st grade families. Includes family, adult, and children’s learning, community building, play, Jewish music, and storytelling. Meets 5 Sundays per year.

Preschool Jewish Enrichment

Saturday morning, monthly, drop-off classes for ages 2.5-5 with Jewish holiday themes, stories, traditions, cooking, music, games, movement, crafts & FUN! Engage your child (or grandchild) in discovering the joys of Judaism!

Billy Dalwin Preschool of Temple Emunah

Temple Isaiah has a long-standing partnership with Billy Dalwin Pre-School (BDPS). An award-winning Jewish play-based pre-school for children ages two to five, BDPS is an inclusive, pluralistic school that provides experiences and learning opportunities for children of all abilities, interests and needs in a warm and engaging environment. 

Questions?  Want to learn more? Contact Sara Berkowitz, Director of Families with Young Children.

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Fri, May 24 2024 16 Iyar 5784