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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.  Activities take on many forms, for example:

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 or

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SUNDAYS  AT 9:30 - 10:30 AM

Families with young children ages 5 and younger connect on Sunday mornings and Friday night dinners throughout the year (no membership is required!).  All families are encouraged to attend our interactive Jewish experiences. Older siblings and friends are welcome.

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SUNDAYS  9:00 - 10:30 AM

Our Kindergarten Program is a monthly drop off program for Kindergarteners, that provides a fun introduction to Jewish learning and creates an easy transition to weekly classes in subsequent years. To the right is our 2022-23 calendar of programming

Register for 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 Robin Safarowic at or 914-271-4705 x 121

Register for Temple Israel's Friends Program

PJ Library Author Visit

A PJ Library Author Amalia Hoffman visited to read us her book and describe how she illustrated Dreidel Day.  With interactivity and puppets children were able to immerse themselves in the story and the process.

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)

Fri, June 2 2023 13 Sivan 5783