Congregation Shearith Israel welcomes and embraces young families into our warm community. Our programs such as Machaneh Shai, K’Tonton Pre-School Program, Shabbat in the Park, Tot Shabbat, Havdalah in Pajamas, Chavurah, and much more, provide a fulfilling home for Jewish life and community for our congregants of all ages. Stay tuned for the summer/fall 2018 programming info, and visit the calendar for a full list of events.
At Congregation Shearith Israel’s Religious School, Machaneh Shai (Hebrew for “Camp Shearith Israel”), our students benefit from the best practices and leading-edge research in the field of Jewish education, making learning a rich, engaging educational experience for children from kindergarten through high school. Visit Religious School page for full info.
Shabbat in the Park
A very casual, fun and family-friendly potluck dinner held monthly in a local park. Featuring a Shabbat sing-a-long led by Rabbi Kaiman, a nice vegetarian-friendly meal, and a lovely evening socializing with your Shearith Israel family. Sign-up at this link to bring a dish.
2018 Shabbat in the Park dates:
- Friday, June 29 @ Decatur Toy Park
- Friday, July 27 @ Lake Claire Park
- Friday, August 17 @ Mason Mill Park
- Friday, September 28 – Shabbat in the Sukkah @ Shearith Israel
Little Ones – Tot Shabbat & K’Tonton
At Shearith Israel, your little ones are always welcome. We have babysitting on Saturday mornings, and will offer Tot Shabbat (for up to age 5 with a caretaker) with age-appropriate prayers, songs, movement, stories, and snacks every Shabbat morning from 10:30am – 11:15am in Zimmerman Hall beginning August 12. (View calendar for exceptions, such as holidays.)
We are also offering a K’Tonton Pre-School Program one Sunday morning each month from 10:30am – 11:45am in Zimmerman Hall. K’Tonton will be held on the following dates during the 2017 – 2018 school year: August 13/ September 17/ October 22/ November 12/ December 17/ January 21/ February 25/ March 25/ April 22
Young Families’ Chavurah
Enjoy a monthly gathering with fellow young adults and families to socialize, celebrate Shabbat, and discuss Jewish topics.