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Early Childhood Programs

2019-2020 ECHAD PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
Our Early Childhood Activities Department (ECHAD) program plans creative, warm and welcoming programs throughout the course of the year for our young families with children, ages 5 and under. ECHAD events and activities focus on learning and growing together as a Jewish family.

  • PJ HAVDALAH - Saturday, December 7, 2019
    To mark the end of Shabbat each Saturday, it is customary at nightfall to do Havdalah. A blessing is made over a cup of wine, we smell sweet spices, and hold a candle formally marking the closing of this special day. Come in your pajamas and join us for fun crafts, the Havdalah ceremony, and nosh in a kid-friendly way. 
  • TU B'SHEVAT DINNER - Sunday, February 9, 2020
  • ISRAEL DAY - Sunday, April 26, 2020
    Visit our preschool and participate in Israel-themed activities, dance to Israeli music and enjoy Israeli snacks. It's a great opportunity to meet other young families and have some fun!

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

 

  • SHABBAT SING - Fridays at 12:40 PM
    Children under 5 and their parents are welcome to join our preschoolers for Shabbat Sing on Fridays during the school year at 12:40 PM. Shabbat Sing is held in the Beit Midrash.
  • TOT SHABBAT AND HOLIDAYS
    These services are designed to be joyful and engaging for families with children 5 and under. Enjoy songs, a Torah parade and age-appropriate blessings. Each themed event is followed by a kid-friendly meal.
  • FAMILY SERVICES
    Come experience this opportunity to share the spirituality of Shabbat as a family. It's a great way to unplug and take time to learn and grow together as well as pray. Each family services is designed for specific age groups with age-appropriate discussion topics and activities. Siblings and families are welcome! Click here or see below for grade-specific dates.
  • FAMILY FUN FRIDAY NIGHTS
    Each of these special Shabbats will include Shabbat services, a special theme (dress accordingly if you want) and dinner! Click here for specific dates.
  • GRADE SPECIFIC GET TOGETHERS
    Twice per year, parent lay-leaders organize fun get togethers for families of children in each of the following age groups: Toddlers, 3s and PreK, Kindergarten, 1st Grade and 2nd Grade. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet other families in our congregation with children in the same age group as your family!
    Click here for specific dates.

 

B'nai Torah Young Family Programs

We are excited about the great programs we have available for our Young Families (those with children 2nd grade and under) this year. Read an overview below and check the calendar for specific dates and times.

2019-2020 YOUNG FAMILY PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

  • FAMILY DINNER IN THE SUKKAH - Wednesday, October 16 at 6:30 PM
    Come together with your B'nai Torah family for "Pizza in the Hut!" Family members of all ages are welcome! The price is $15 per adult and $8 per child. This event will take place rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, the dinner will be held in the Social Hall.
  • KINDERGARTEN CONSECRATION - Monday, October 21 at 6:45 PM
    This event will take place during our Simchat Torah Pep Rally on the evening of Monday, October 21 at 6:45 PM. You and your family are invited to join us for your Kindergarten child’s consecration ceremony where our Kindergarten children will receive a special gift. We also invite you to stick around afterwards as we celebrate our Simchat Torah Pep Rally - a fun experience for the whole family. There will be dancing, food, Torah Roll and a big celebration of the Torah. All we need is your family’s spirited presence! 
    Click here to register!
  • SIMCHAT TORAH PEP RALLY- Monday, October 21, 2019
    After the seriousness of the High Holidays, this is an opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate. This is your family's chance to get up close and personal with the Torah, which is one of the most important elements of Judaism. Everyone will have the opportunity to participate in one of the seven hakafot, dancing and singing with the Torah. Come as you are and just have fun! Plus, there will be free food! Click here to register!
  • 3s AND PRE-K GET TOGETHER - Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Brook Run Park
    Join old friends and make new friends in the B'nai Torah community while spending a wonderful afternoon at Brook Run Park! All B'nai Torah families that have a 3 year old or PreK aged child are invited! All family members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Feel free to invite any prospective members who have a 3 year old or PreK age child!
    Click here to register!
  • BBQ BROUGHT TO YOU BY BROTHERHOOD - Friday, November 1, 2019 at 7:00 PM
    As part of our Scholar in Residence Weekend, Brotherhood is sponsoring a BBQ Shabbat Dinner! The delicious dinner will be catered by Keith's Corner BBQ. Family members of all ages are welcome. The price is $18 per adult and $12 per child 13 years and under. If you joined B'nai Torah after Yom Kippur of 2018, your dinner is FREE! Click here to register!
  • TODDLERS GET TOGETHER - Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Brook Run Park
    Join us for a Toddler Family Picnic in the Park! Join old friends and make new friends in the B'nai Torah community while spending a wonderful day at Brook Run Park! Snacks will be provided but please bring a dairy picnic lunch for your family. All B'nai Torah families that have a toddler are invited! All family members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Feel free to invite any prospective members who have a toddler! Click here to register!
  • 1ST AND 2ND GRADE FAMILY SERVICE - Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 10:30 AM
    Come experience this opportunity to share the spirituality of Shabbat as a family. It's a great way to unplug and take time to learn and grow together as well as pray. Each family services is designed for specific age groups with age-appropriate discussion topics and activities. Siblings and families are welcome!
  • 2ND GRADE GET TOGETHER - Sunday, December 8, 2019
  • HANUKKAH PARTY - Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM
  • MITZVAH DAY - Monday, January 20, 2020
    Volunteer with the B'nai Torah community and Jewish Atlanta as we spend MLK Day participating in meaningful, hand-on service projects. 
  • SHABBAT IN HARMONY WITH KOL ZIMRAH - Friday, January 24 - Sunday, January 26, 2020
    Kol Zimrah is a group of 6 professional a capella singers who will bring their love of Judaism, spirituality and prayer to B'nai Torah. Friday night and Shabbat morning, they will lead spiritually meaningful services and stay to lead the congregation in song, teaching us new melodies and bringing life to old ones. Saturday night, we will host a community-wide performance including those with special abilities from across the community. Save the date for Friday evening's Shabbat dinner sponsored by Sisterhood. Full schedule of events to follow.
  • SUPERBOWL SHABBAT - Friday, January 31, 2020 at 6:30 PM
    Come dressed in your favorite sports paraphernalia and join us for a joyful and engaging Shabbat! Enjoy Shabbat songs, simple blessings, Shabbat-themed activities and a service in the Beit Midrash followed by Superbowl-themed snacks!
  • SUGAR SHABBAT - Friday, February 21, 2020 at 6:30 PM
  • 1ST GRADE GET TOGETHER - Sunday, February 23, 2020
  • 2ND GRADE GET TOGETHER - Sunday, March 1, 2020
  • PURIM CELEBRATION - Monday, March 9, 2020
  • 3s AND PRE-K GET TOGETHER - Sunday, March 15, 2020
  • MULTI-GENERATIONAL SHABBAT DINNER - Friday, March 20, 2020 at 6:30 PM
  • TODDLERS GET TOGETHER - Sunday, March 22, 2020
  • 1ST AND 2ND GRADE FAMILY SERVICE - Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 10:30 AM
    Come experience this opportunity to share the spirituality of Shabbat as a family. It's a great way to unplug and take time to learn and grow together as well as pray. Each family services is designed for specific age groups with age-appropriate discussion topics and activities. Siblings and families are welcome!
  • FAMILY PASSOVER SEDER - Sunday, March 29, 2020
  • KINDERGARTEN GET TOGETHER - Sunday, April 19, 2020
  • KINDERGARTEN FAMILY SERVICE - Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 10:30 AM
    Come experience this opportunity to share the spirituality of Shabbat as a family. It's a great way to unplug and take time to learn and grow together as well as pray. Each family services is designed for specific age groups with age-appropriate discussion topics and activities. Siblings and families are welcome!
  • SHAVUOT ICE CREAM SOCIAL - Saturday, May 30, 2020

 

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