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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.

  • TOT SHABBAT DINNER - Friday, September 13, 2019
    Join us for a joyful and engaging Tot Shabbat! Enjoy Shabbat songs, simple blessings, Shabbat-themed activities and a service in the  Beit Midrash followed by a kid-friendly meal. Price is $36 for a family of up to 2 adults and 2 children ($8 per additional child). 
    Click here to register!
  • WAFFLE HUT DINNER IN THE SUKKAH - Sunday, October 13, 2019
  • 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

  • MINYAN & MIMOSAS - Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 10:30 AM

    Parents of Young Families - Experience our new alternative service. After dropping your children off at Youth Services, take a break from our formal service to socialize and find a moment of spirituality that can carry you through the week ahead. And while you are at it, enjoy a drink on the house. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. At 11:30 AM, you're invited to rejoin services in the main sanctuary and stay for Kiddush. Click here to register!

  • "MEET. GREET. EAT." Cookout - Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 5:30 PM
    Start the new year with your B'nai Torah family! Enjoy delicious cookout favorites, a photobooth, a DJ and learn about upcoming events and new ways to get involved with B'nai Torah! Entrance is FREE! There will be cookout food for purchase and open beer and wine bar for adults. Click here to register!
  • NEW FRIENDS SHABBAT DINNER - Friday, September 6, 2019 at 6:30 PM
    Help us to welcome our newest and prospective members! Join us for Shabbat services and dinner to connect with current B'nai Torah members while meeting and welcoming our new and prospective ones. All B'nai Torah members are invited. Prices: $18 per adult and $10 per child age 10 and under. NEW MEMBER AND PROSPECTIVE MEMBER PRICE: FREE for you and your family if you joined B'nai Torah between October 1, 2018 - present or if you are a prospective member! Click here to register!
  • KINDERGARTEN GET TOGETHER - Sunday, September 8, 2019
  • 1ST GRADE GET TOGETHER - Sunday, September 8, 2019
  • TASHLICH AND TAILS - Sunday, October 6 at 12:30 PM at Morgan Falls Park
  • FAMILY DINNER IN THE SUKKAH - Wednesday, October 16, 2019
  • 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. 
  • 3s AND PRE-K GET TOGETHER - Sunday, October 27, 2019
  • BBQ BROUGHT TO YOU BY BROTHERHOOD - Friday, November 1, 2019 at 6:30 PM
  • TODDLERS GET TOGETHER - Sunday, November 3, 2019
  • 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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