Shearith Israel provides a diverse program for our children of all ages in the congregation. Our families come from many varied backgrounds and have the opportunity to participate in many educational programs.
Little Ones – Tot Shabbat & K’Tonton
At Shearith Israel, your little ones are always welcome. We have babysitting on Saturday mornings, and offer Tot Shabbat on the first and third Shabbats of the month. Please check the full calendar for the schedule.
We are also offering a K’Tonton Pre-School Program one Sunday morning each month from 10:30am – 11:45am. The 2017 – 2018 K’Tonton dates are: 8/13, 9/17, 10/22, 11/12, 12/17, 1/21, 2/25, 3/25, and 4/22.
As part of the national Kadima movement in Conservative Judaism, our 6th through 8th graders have a Kadima group that meets monthly for activities and learning. Usually based around a social function, programming includes religious, educational, and social-action activities. Programs include movies, ice skating, pool parties, rock climbing, and other social, engaging events. For info and to register, visit our Kadimah page.
United Synagogue Youth (USY) is Conservative Judaism’s premier youth group, run by its parent organization, USCJ, for teenagers in 9th through 12th grades. Through year-round programming and domestic and international travel opportunities, USY provides meaningful, immersive Jewish experiences, helping teens integrate Jewish rituals and values into their everyday lives. Past programming has included social justice initiatives, challah baking for charity, an overnight “lock-in” at the shul, Israel-focused events, teen Shabbat, conventions, and more. For info and to register, visit our USY page.
MASA, which means “Journey” in Hebrew, is Shearith Israel’s post-B’nai Mitzvah class. MASA creates an enduring understanding for our participants that our history requires us to make a difference in the world through Torah (learning), avodah (worship), and gemilut chasadim (acts of lovingkindness). The class meets with Rabbi Kaiman, Nancy Gorod, and guest speakers, and travels to New York for an unforgettable, formative educational experience. For the full schedule and info, visit our MASA page.