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– Babies, Preschool & Grades K-2

“More than the Jewish People have kept the Sabbath, the Sabbath has kept the Jews.” – Ahad Ha’am

Celebrating Shabbat is central to living a Jewish life. We are so happy to give you numerous opportunities to come with your family and be part of our congregation. We are blessed to have a wonderful group of little ones that are our newest and most important members of Beth El Synagogue. We want each one of our Pre-Schoolers to feel like Beth El is their home and we want them to feel extremely comfortable in the building. That being said, we are offering wonderful Shabbat programs for your toddlers and pre-school aged children and for the entire family.

Friday Nights
Tot Shabbat: Especially for ages 0-6yrs. Parent must accompany your child
Family Shabbat: Everyone is welcome to be together. This services will be led by BESTT Students and USY/Kadima.

Each Tot/Family Shabbat session will include either a PreNeg preceding services or a dinner following services. Those sessions with a PreNeg will begin at 5:30 pm and those sessions that begin with services followed by dinner will begin at 6 pm. Those attending dinner will need to register in advance. Please visit www.bethel-omaha.org for updated information throughout the year.

  • September 8 – Tot Shabbat with Miss Patty, Family Shabbat led by Grade 7
  • November 17 – Tot Shabbat with PJ Library, Family Shabbat led by Grades 5-6
  • January 26 – Tot Shabbat with Miss Patty, Family Shabbat led by Grade 4
  • March 9 – Tot Shabbat with Nancy Rips, Family Shabbat led by Grade 3
  • May 11 – Tot Shabbat with Miss Patty, Family Shabbat led by BESTT

Still want more?

Saturday Mornings
Mini-Minannaires: PreK – Grade 2 Saturdays from 10:45-11:15 am
Who doesn’t want to become a Shabbat regular at Beth El? We love seeing so many young children here every week and want them to know that Beth El is their home. We would like to provide an educational experience for your preschoolers while they are in the baby-sitting room. Organized and run by parents along with the expert babysitting staff, we will tell stories, learn blessings, sing songs and be part of and participate in the main service. We would like to encourage you to bring your kids of all ages and start to make it a regular part of your week by spending Shabbat morning with us. Anyone interested in joining this awesome new group please contact Eadie Tsabari.

Sunday Mornings

Torah Tots: Pre-K with their Parents
The Pre-K Torah Tots class meets twice per month on Sunday. 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Students ages 4-5 and their parents will be introduced to our Talmud Torah program.  They will begin to develop a basic understanding of holidays, customs, ceremonies, Bible Stories and key Hebrew vocabulary.  This class will be held twice a month with the help of Morah Felicia, featuring Rabbi Abraham, Hazzan Krausman and many other guests! If you have a younger sibling, please take them to the babysitting room during class at no charge.

2017-2018 Torah Tots Schedule
Sundays, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm:

  • September 10 (Back to School Breakfast, 10:00 am)  
  • September 24
  • October 1
  • October 22
  • November 5
  • November 19
  • December 3
  • December 17
  • January 7
  • January 21
  • February 4
  • February 25
  • March 4
  • March 18
  • April 15
  • April 29
  • May 6
  • May 13

Habonim: Grades K-2
Do you remember being part of USY? What about our kids in Kindergarten-2nd grade? Let’s get started with our newest best friends and have some fun. Mark your calendars today!
All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

2016-2017 Habonim Schedule:
Sundays, 12:00 – 3:00 pm

  • October 15 – Program Details TBA
  • February 18 – Shrine Circus
  • April 29 – Program Details TBA