Additional Temple Israel Programs

Affiliation with Temple Israel gives our Hertz Families an extra benefit.  The Temple offers a multitude of programming for children, youth, parents, and families.  Check them out! We’d love to see you there.

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Shorashim Family Fun

They say that the greatest gifts you can give your children are roots and wings. Join Shorashim (Roots), Temple Israel’s newest initiative, offering fun family programming for kids of all ages. Shorashim is excited to create a Temple community for you and your families to celebrate the holidays together, celebrate Shabbat together, do mitzvot together, and help instill Jewish roots for our families to grow.

Bim Bam Shabbat – Friday Nights 5:30 pm

Join is on the bimah, once a month, on Friday nights at 5:30pm for Bim Bam Shabbat, a preschool family Shabbat experience followed by a kid-friendly Shabbat dinner.

Tot Shabbat – Shabbat Mornings 11:15 am

Celebrate Shabbat together every week. No sign-ups are necessary; come as often as you’d like. We finish our morning on the bimah in the sanctuary with the concluding prayers– and with lollipops! All are invited to join the congregation’s kiddush after services. Who: Families with kids under 5; come with a parent or other adult friend or relative. Siblings welcome!
Classroom 2. Free

Little Mensches – Sunday mornings, 9:30 – 11:00 am

Get a taste of our religious school with a once-monthly Sunday morning program full of songs, art projects, stories, movement and snacks. Kids should bring an adult with them.
Who: Toddlers, ages 2-4, with a parent
Email Rabbi Silverman to sign up
Oct 21; Nov 18; Dec 16; Jan 13; Feb 10; March 17; April 7; May 19

New Parents Support Group

JF&CS offers groups for parents and babies through their Center for Early Relationship Support, and has a new weekly group starting here at Temple Israel! The free support groups provide safe and nurturing spaces for parents to figure out what works best for them, their babies, and their families. Mothers and/or fathers with their babies (birth to one year old) can give and receive support, ask questions, and begin building a community of support. Registration is NOT required.

The Sharon group meets here at Temple Israel, Fridays, 10:00-11:30am.