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interactive Jewish experiences for Pre-k

Our families with young children come together for interactive experiences to explore Jewish holidays, learn Jewish values and to bond over the “joys and oys” of parenting.

temple tots - A Joyful family experience

SUNDAYS  AT 9:30 - 10:30 AM

Families are invited on Sunday mornings throughout the year for a delightful and interactive Jewish experience designed for families with children ages 5 and younger. Temple membership is not required—all parents/caretakers and children are welcome! 

What to Expect:

  • Engaging Activities: Enjoy music, crafts, and storytelling that captivate young minds and hearts.
  • Community Connection: Socialize and build lasting friendships with other families in our welcoming environment.
  • Inclusive Fun: Older siblings and friends are also invited to share the joy and participate in the activities.

Come together, create memories, and celebrate with us at Temple Tot Mornings. We look forward to seeing you there!

September 29 – Rosh Hashanah
October 20 – Sukkot
November 17 – Gratitude / Shabbat
December 15 – Hanukkah
February 9 – Tu B’Shevat
March 9– Purim
April 6– Passover

Register for Temple Tots

shabbat shabbang

FRIDAYS 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Join our clergy for songs, music, crafts, challah, pizza, and yummy treats! We welcome families with children 7 and under (and their older siblings). Bring a friend to share in our Shabbat!

July 12
August 9
September 20
December 6
February 7
March 28
May 9



SUNDAYS  9:00 - 11:30 AM

Our Kindergarten program is a monthly drop-off program that provides a fun introduction to Jewish learning for great value and creates an easy transition to weekly classes in subsequent years.

September 29 – Rosh Hashanah Challah baking 
October 20 – Sukkot 
November 17 – Gratitude / Shabbat 
December 15 – Hanukkah 
January 12 – Shabbat
February 9 – Tu B’Shevat 
March 9 – Purim 
April 6– Passover 
May 18 – End of school celebration 

Enroll in Kindergarten

grades 1 & 2 Temple israel Friends program

The Friends of Temple Israel Grades 1 & 2 Program allows your family to participate in Temple community life and enroll your child(ren) in our Center for Jewish Learning (CJL) with a reduced financial commitment, until your oldest child reaches 3rd grade. 

Register for Temple Friends program below. If you do not have a Temple login, contact Temple Administrator, Matt Mansfield at or 914-271-4705 x 121

Register for Temple Israel's Friends Program

Temple israel partners with PJ Library

Temple Israel is a partner organization of PJ Library.  Temple Israel families receive free monthly books to their home through PJ Library.  We also collaborate with PJ Library to host events for families with young children such as a recent Family Day.

Resources for Families with Young Kids

URJ Resource Sheet - Looking for Jewish music, podcasts, Holiday info, Pinterest boards?  We've got you covered with this one stop source for family friendly Jewish resources.
PJ Library - Book list of Jewish books for children, curated by the PJ Library
PJ Library Events - Find local Jewish children's events in the New York area
Shabbat Blessings - Available for download and printing (includes blessing of the children)

explore the center for jewish learning

Explore the Center for Jewish Learning (CJL) to learn more about Temple Israel's K-12 grade religious school and our community.  

For more information and to discuss your specific needs, please contact Rabbi Wendy Pein, Director of Congregational Learning, at 914-271-4705 ext. 123.

Wed, July 24 2024 18 Tammuz 5784