The Village for Families with Young Children

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The Village is our place for families with young children (ages 0-5) to connect, learn, and celebrate Judaism, while meeting new friends and having fun together. All are welcome: Temple Israel members, nonmembers, interfaith families, partnered, adopting, or single parents, LGBTQ+ parents, Black Jews, White Jews, and Jews of color.

Recurring Programs

TGIS: Thank Goodness It's Shabbat

TGIS is a special service that meets every Saturday morning for anyone between the ages of 6 days and 6 years. Led by local musician Wayne Potash and the Temple Israel clergy, TGIS includes dancing, singing, playing, and praying.

Tot Rock Shabbat: Home Edition

You don’t need to leave your house to celebrate Shabbat with your TI community! Every Friday at 5:00 p.m., we meet on Zoom to light candles, say the blessings over juice and challah, sing our favorite Shabbat songs, and bring the joy of Shabbat into our homes.


Tot Rock Shabbat: Home Edition

Date

January 21, 2022

Time

5:00pm - 5:30pm

You don’t need to leave your house to celebrate Shabbat with your TI community!  We will light candles,…

Thank Goodness It’s Shabbat!

Date

January 22, 2022

Time

10:00am - 11:00am

TGIS is a fun and lively service that meets every Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. for anyone between…

Tot Rock Shabbat: Home Edition

Date

January 28, 2022

Time

5:00pm - 5:30pm

You don’t need to leave your house to celebrate Shabbat with your TI community!  We will light candles,…

Thank Goodness It’s Shabbat!

Date

January 29, 2022

Time

10:00am - 11:00am

TGIS is a fun and lively service that meets every Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. for anyone between…

Tot Rock Shabbat: Home Edition

Date

February 04, 2022

Time

5:00pm - 5:30pm

You don’t need to leave your house to celebrate Shabbat with your TI community!  We will light candles,…

Thank Goodness It’s Shabbat!

Date

February 05, 2022

Time

10:00am - 11:00am

Join us for Thank Goodness It’s Shabbat with Wayne Potash and Temple Israel clergy. If you are between the…

Tot Rock Shabbat: Home Edition

Date

February 11, 2022

Time

5:00pm - 5:30pm

You don’t need to leave your house to celebrate Shabbat with your TI community!  We will light candles,…

Thank Goodness It’s Shabbat!

Date

February 12, 2022

Time

10:00am - 11:00am

TGIS is a fun and lively service that meets every Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. for anyone between…

Tot Rock Shabbat: Home Edition

Date

February 18, 2022

Time

5:00pm - 5:30pm

You don’t need to leave your house to celebrate Shabbat with your TI community!  We will light candles,…

Thank Goodness It’s Shabbat!

Date

February 19, 2022

Time

10:00am - 11:00am

Join us for Thank Goodness It’s Shabbat with Wayne Potash and Temple Israel clergy. If you are between the…

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RAINBOW ROOM DROP-INS

Available whenever Temple Israel is Open

Families can bring their children ages 0-3 to the Rainbow Room (aka room 105) at Temple Israel Monday-Friday 1:30pm-5:30pm to allow you and your toddler a new, different, and safe space to play with other Village families. Toys will be available in the room during these hours, so stop by! Parking will be validated.

Village Programming is generously supported by the Combined Jewish Philanthropy (CJP)