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Temple Isaiah is bustling with experiences for Families with Young Children! The congregation offers a vast variety of ongoing programs as well as one-time events, both at the temple, in the town of Lexington, and in neighboring communities. Current members and those seeking a connection to a Jewish community are invited to share and explore these Jewish experiences together.

Families with Young Children events are announced via our email list and posted on Facebook! You do not need to be a member of Temple Isaiah to participate in Families with Young Children programming, so please invite friends and family as well!

Email Signup Families With Young Children Calendar

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 - 6 (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 5:45pm. Check the Families with Young Children Calendar to confirm.

Jewish Holiday Celebrations

Engaging young family programs are held for a variety of holidays including Rosh Hashanah, Simchat Torah, Hanukkah, 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), K, & 1st grade families. Includes family, adult, and children’s learning, community building, play, Jewish music, and storytelling. Meets 5 Sundays per year. Click here to learn more.

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! Click here to learn more.

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. Many Temple Isaiah families are/have been part of the BDPS community and are happy to share their experiences about the school. Click here to learn more.

Questions? Want to learn more? Contact Sara Berkowitz, our Director of Families with Young Children at or 781-862-7160.

Tue, June 6 2023 17 Sivan 5783