FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN
We are a welcoming community for families with children ages infant and up. We offer a variety of social and developmental programming for parents, children, and caregivers. All FwYC events are open to the community.
2019-2020 FwYC Programs
Tot Shabbat Halleilu
First Friday of the month
Oct 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6, Jan. 3, Feb. 7, Mar. 6, Apr. 3, May 1,
5:30 p.m: Tot Service in the Chapel with Music and movement! This service is appropriate for all ages, led by Becca Yudkoff, song leader Jackie Nudelman and the Clergy. Children are welcome and invited to lead HaMotzi, the blessing over the Challah, at the conclusion of the service.
6:00 p.m: Free Family Dinner (Vegetarian)
6:30pm: If you family is up for it, join the larger congregation's Shabbat Halleilu Service. We provide Shabbat Club babysitting free of charge (for ages 2 and up) in our beautiful Preschool Classroom for those who need it!
We welcome members, non-members, and prospective members! Please spread the word and come meet our welcoming community!
“Shabbat on the Hill” Picnic!
Friday, Sept. 20
(no rain date)
Come reconnect with friends! You will have a chance to meet, sing, and say the blessings with Cantor Shafritz, and enjoy a BYOP (bring your own picnic) on the Hill! We will supply popsicles for dessert. Nature Explorer Summer Camp Counselor and Photographer Ian Dickerman will be taking family photos! Members and Non-Members are welcome.
Fall Harvest Celebration
Monday, October 21st
Join Families with Young Children and Temple Shalom Nursery School at Temple Shalom as we celebrate the fall harvest in honor of Sukkot and Simchat Torah. There will be a short musical service with Rabbi Allison Berry and Becca Yudkoff, followed by crafts, snacks, and time spent with friends.
Loose Parts for Little Ones NEW!
Wednesday, September 25th, Oct. 16, Nov. 13, Dec. 15
Ages 1-3 years
Bring your toddlers for exploration, discovery, tinkering and play with a new set of materials each class. Facilitated by Becca Yudkoff, Program Director for Families with Young Children; Lucy Banerji, Nursery School Director, and our wonderful nursery school teachers.
Little Explorers (1.6-5)
Sept. 22, Oct. 27, Nov. 24, Dec. 15, Jan. 12, Feb. 9, Mar. 15, Apr. 5, May 3
Taught by our amazing Nursery School teacher Sabrina Burke, this program is designed for families to learn, laugh, explore and discover! This class will include science discovery, art exploration and story-time! Children ages 1.6-5 years are invited to come explore our monthly themes! Free & Everyone welcome.
Musical Matzah Balls
Oct. 12, Nov. 16, Dec. 21, Jan. 25, Feb. 22, Mar. 28, Apr. 11, May 16
Join our experienced music teacher, Jackie Nudelman, for musical Saturday mornings at Temple Shalom! This fun class for 0-5 year olds will incorporate movement, musical instruments, and songs with a Jewish twist to get your weekend started! No registration necessary.
Inside a Story! NEW!
Tuesday, Oct. 29, Dec. 10
Join us for this parent-child playful hour (event/exploration) as we step “inside a story” with a book to explore every month! We will bring stories alive by transforming the space and bringing images and material to explore concepts, characters, and storytelling art. Facilitated by Becca Yudkoff, Program Director for Families with Young Children; Lucy Banerji, Nursery School Director, and our wonderful nursery school teachers.
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Our Diverse Community...
...includes members, non-members, interfaith, LGBTQ,
blended and single-parent families among others. All of our FwYC programs are open for all to enjoy.
Please share a smile with us!
"Shabbat on the Hill" Picnic
Friday, September 20
5:30pm (Bring a Picnic!)
Grassy Hill Outside
Sunday, September 22
Nursery School Classroom
Loose Parts for Little Ones
Wednesday, September 25
Pajama Tot-Shabbat Halleilu
Friday, October 4
Fall Harvest Celebration
Monday, October 21
Families with Young Children
Program Director & Summer Camp Director