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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.

  • TRUFFULA TREE TOT TU B'SHEVAT - Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 5:00 PM
    We welcome you to help us celebrate Tu B’Shevat, the festival of the new year for trees. Join us for dinner, Tu B’Shevat themed activities, crafts and more! The price is $10 per adult and $8 for children ages 18 months - 5 years. Please note that this event is sensory friendly.
    Click here to register!
  • 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

  • B'NAI BABIES PLAYGROUP (3-18 MONTHS) - One Friday per month at 12:00 PM
    Come play with us! Families with children ages 3-18 months are invited to spend the afternoon in the B'nai Torah Preschool with our B'nai Babies Playgroup! These gatherings are filled with music, activities and new friends. We also hope you stay for the Preschool Shabbat Sing at 12:40 PM to welcome Shabbat with us. These are free events. 
    Click here for specific dates.
  • 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

  • MITZVAH DAY - Monday, January 20, 2020 at 9:30 AM
    Spend your day off as a day ON, and make a positive impact in the community. Bring your family for an energizing experiential service-learning opportunity and connect with the needs in your community. There will be ten service projects in one place, all appropriate for families with children ages Pre-K through 6th grade. Lead by example and show your children how important service is to you! Click here to register!
  • SHABBAT IN HARMONY WITH KOL ZIMRA - Friday, January 24 - Sunday, January 26, 2020
    Kol Zimra 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. Click here for a full schedule of events and to register!
  • SUPERBOWL SHABBAT - Friday, January 31, 2020 at 6:30 PM
    Come dressed in your favorite sports paraphernalia and join us for Superbowl Shabbat! Shabbat services begin at 6:30 PM with a delicious tailgate themed dinner immediately following. Sports fans of all ages are welcome! The price is $18 per adult, and FREE for children age 18 years and under! Click here to register!
  • 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
  • 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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