Qabbalat Shabbat: Friday, 6:00 p.m. Torah Study: Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Weekday Minyan: 6:15 p.m.

The Village for Families with Young Children

Village for Families with Young ChildrenThe Village for Families with Young Children is a collaborative effort between Temple Israel, the Frances Jacobson Early Childhood Center (FJECC) and Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) to engage families with kids ages 0-5 in the Boston area in Jewish life through Jewish holiday celebrations, parenting groups, story times, and weekly drop-in meetups.

Temple Israel membership is not required to attend any of our Village programs. LGBTQ, interfaith, adopting and single parents are welcome! Validated parking is available for the time you are at these programs at the 375 Longwood Avenue parking garage, next to Temple Israel.

Tot Rock Shabbat

with the Riverway Band

Join us for a monthly Tot Rock Shabbat geared for ages 5 and under (older siblings welcome). The Riverway Band will lead us through a modified, yet musical Shabbat service and dinner. Tot Rock Shabbat is the second Friday of every month, unless otherwise noted. Dinner is served from 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. and music begins promptly at 5:35 p.m.


Thank Goodness It's Shabbat

Come to Temple Israel for TGIS on the first and third Saturday of each month. TGIS is a special service for anyone between the ages of 6 days and 6 years and includes dancing, singing, playing and praying. It is led by local musician, Wayne Potash. Music begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends about 11:00 a.m. with a light snack. TGIS is supported by the Marilyn and Mike Grossman Caring Community Fund at Temple Israel.

Weekly Meet-Ups

drop in anytime

Join us for weekly stroller walks, park and neighborhood meet-ups, and excursions to local attractions such as the Prudential Center, the Public Garden, Frog Pond and Franklin Park Zoo. Geared to those ages 6 and younger, meet-ups are scheduled on a monthly basis so check our calendar often or connect with our coordinator, Shoshanna Goldberg, to be added to the FYC e-mail list.

Connect with Us

Shoshanna Goldberg

Coordinator of the Village for Families with Young Children