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Families With Young Children

Congregation Beth Am offers many programs for families with young children, aimed at celebrating Shabbat and holidays together as a community as well as enriching observances in their own homes. Participate in these events to learn, observe and form friendships that will last for years to come! Please check the calendar or the right hand side of this page for upcoming program dates for families with young children. Download our 2021-22 | 5782 at-a-glance program calendar for young families.

Tot Shabbat Services
Young Families Morning in the Park
Tot Holiday Activities
Jewish Baby Network

Tot Shabbat Services
Join Beth Am clergy for a Tot Shabbat service for families with children ages 0-5 years (older siblings are welcome). Come have fun with your child and meet other parents of young children! These services are for all kids and families and include singing, dancing, blessings and a short story told by one of the rabbis. No RSVP required! See dates here.

Young Families Morning in the Park
Join other families with children for some fun in the park! Come have fun with your child and meet other parents of young children! Friends are always welcome, too! No need to RSVP.  Just come have fun! See dates here.

Holiday Activities
Beth Am offers holiday programming for young families:

  • Rosh Hashanah Tot Service
  • Yom Kippur Tot Service
  • Sukkot Celebration
  • Chanukah Celebration
  • Purim Shpiel and Carnival

Jewish Baby Network
Beth Am and partner congregation, Kol Emeth, launched the Jewish Baby Network to connect expectant parents and new families (with babies up to age 2), to each other and to Jewish life. We do this by offering playgroups, classes, welcome bags, special events and an online forum. Over 450 families have joined the Jewish Baby Network! Participating families rave about how the program has introduced them to new friends, motivated them to incorporate Jewish traditions into their new babies' lives and provided resources to help navigate life as a new parent within the larger Jewish community. Learn more at

Tue, September 21 2021 15 Tishrei 5782