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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.

Both services will begin at 6:00 pm followed by Shabbat dinner. Reservations are required.

  • August 26 – Shabbat on the Green & BBQ for everyone
  • September 30 – Tot Shabbat & Family Shabbat led by Grade 7
  • October 28 – Tot Shabbat & Family Shabbat led by USY
  • January 27 – Tot Shabbat & Family Shabbat led by Grades 5-6 – in lieu of dinner, there will be a Pre-Service Oneg tonight with appetizers from 5 – 6 pm in honor of the retirement of Margie Gutnik and Judy Tully.
  • March 31 – Tot Shabbat & Family Shabbat led by Grades 5-7
  • April 28 – Tot Shabbat & Family Shabbat led by

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Saturday Mornings
Mini-Minannaires: PreK – Grade 2 Saturdays from 10:30-11:45 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
Torah Tots Online Registration
The Torah Tots program will be held twice a month for students ages 3-5 and their parents. Students ages 3-5 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 taught by Morah Caryn Scheer and Morah Holly Weill, with help from 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.

2016-2017 Torah Tots Schedule
Sundays, 10:30 am – 12:10 pm:

  • August 28 (Breakfast with BESTT Students, 9:45 am)
  • September 11
  • September 25
  • October 16
  • October 23
  • November 6 (Blessing of the Animals)
  • November 13
  • December 4
  • December 18
  • January 8
  • January 29
  • February 5
  • February 26
  • March 12
    Purim activities: 9:45 am breakfast, 10:15 am Megilla reading & costume parade, 11:30 am Purim Carnival
  • March 19 (special time: 9:45 – 11:00 am)
  • April 2
  • April 23 (special time: 9:45 – 11:00 am followed by Kindergarten Roundup)
  • May 7 (Picture Day)
  • May 21

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, 12:15 – 3:00 pm

  • October 9 – Habonim Goes Bowling
    Get your K-2 graders started in the BESTT youth group in town! We’ll have lunch at Beth El and then head to Maplewood Lanes. Cost: $10. Don’t forget your socks! RSVP by October 5 to Amy. Pick up will be at Maplewood Lanes.
  • February 12 – Program Details TBA