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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.

Tot Shabbat Services
Tot Holiday Activities
The Orchard: For Adults in Their 20s and 30s
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. Check the calendar for upcoming dates.

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 Jewish Baby Network (JBN) in 2013 to connect expectant parents and new families (with babies up to age 2), to each other and to Jewish life. JBN offers playgroups, classes, welcome bags, special events and an online forum. 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 Join the JBN email list here. Jewish Baby Network is now a program of JFCS.

The Seiler Family Fund for Youth & Young Families Engagement funds staff, scholarships and programs that engage youth and families with young children in the community of Congregation Beth Am. Please consider making a donation to this fund in honor or memory of a loved one.

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