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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:

  • Baking challah 
  • Fall family scavenger hunts
  • Friday night dinners with songs, prayers, and socializing
  • Sing Shalom morning music program 

Families with young children connect monthly on Sunday mornings and Friday night dinners throughout the year.  All families with young children (ages 5 and younger) are encouraged to attend our interactive Jewish experiences. Older siblings and friends are welcome! There is no charge associated with these events. For a calendar of tot or parenting programming click here.

For more information, please contact Rabbi Wendy Pein, Director of Education and Youth Programs, at 271-4705 ext. 123 or

Upcoming Tot CJL Events

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In addition to our upcoming events listed to the left, you can click here for the full 2019/2020 Tot Center for Jewish Learning events calendar for the year or the quick synopsis below.

Join us to learn, play, meet other families and relax!  No cost to attend.  Siblings are welcome.

9/22/19  Rosh HaShanah/Challah Baking
10/13/19  Sukkot Family Festival
11/17/19  Shabbat How To’s
12/15/19   Hanukkah Celebration
2/9/20  Tu B’Shevat Tree Party
3/8/20  Purim Carnival
4/26/20  Yom HaAtzmaut
(Israel’s Independence Day)
5/10/20  L’ag B’Omer Picnic/Spring Celebration


Purim Carnival 2019

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PJ Library Author Visit

In November 2018 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)

Sing Shalom: A music together program

Music Together® Sing Shalom combines everything you love about the internationally recognized Music Together early  childhood music education program with a carefully selected collection of familiar (and not-so familiar) Jewish songs from throughout the world. Sing Shalom classes introduce Jewish themes, holidays, and celebrate community through song, supporting parents and caregivers in introducing their children to a diverse, culturally rich Jewish heritage.  

Music On Hudson is offering this unique program for families at Temple Israel of Northern Westchester Taught by Judy Kropf, Jewish Educator and Music Together Teacher Linda Thornton, Teaching Director.

Music Together Sing Shalom tuition includes: • All Music Together materials including a CD and downloads, an illustrated songbook with activity suggestions, and digital access to the exclusive Family Music Zone® • The new Sing Shalom Spring CD and parent song sheets of the supplementary Jewish curriculum of songs. • Parent swag bag with gifts for adults and children • Up to two make-up classes per semester.

Please visit to register 845-803-1056 /
Register early. Class size is limited and needs 6 families to run. If you are as excited as we are about this new class, please tell your friends!

Wed, October 23 2019 24 Tishrei 5780