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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:

  • Singing and dancing
  • Baking challah 
  • Family scavenger hunts
  • Crafts

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.

2023-24 Schedule

October 1 – Sukkot 
November 5 – Shabbat  
December 10 – Hanukkah 
January 28 – Tu B’Shevat 
March 24 – Purim 
April 14 – Passover 

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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!


Pre-K & kindY

SUNDAYS  9:00 - 10:30 AM

Our Pre-K / 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.

2023-24 Schedule

October 1 – Sukkot 
November 5 – Shabbat 
December 10 – Hanukkah 
January 28 – Tu B’Shevat 
February 4 – Mitzvah Morning 
March 24 – Purim 
April 14 – Passover 
May 19 – Last Day 

Enroll in Pre-K & Kindy

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)

Fri, April 12 2024 4 Nisan 5784