Family Programming

Bet Am Shalom invites children and their families to any of the programs below. Please scroll down.

Click here to contact our Family Programming co-chairs with questions.

Chaverim Playgroup

Our infant and preschool playgroup for children 0-5 with parents, grandparents and caregivers meets on Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:30 AM. Members and non-members are welcome.

2016-2017 dates: 9/25/16, 10/30/16, 11/13/16, 12/11/16, 1/8/17, 2/5/17, 3/19/17, 4/23/17, 5/21/17

Family Kabbalat Shabbat

Modeled after our long-running family services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, this kid-friendly service is a lovely way to welcome Shabbat, meet other children (and their parents and grandparents!), and get to know our Rabbi and the synagogue better. Songs, prayers, and plenty of helpful explanations. The service begins at 6:00 PM on Fridays and will be followed by a family Shabbat dinner.

2016-2017 dates: 10/21/16 (“Pizza in the Hut), 12/2/16, 3/17/17, 4/28/17, 6/2/17

Shorashim ("Roots")

Shorashim is a monthly Sunday morning program for children 0-5 and their parents. The program meets from 10:30-11:30 AM and brings to life a different Jewish holiday or theme with age-appropriate cooking projects, arts & crafts, stories, songs and other activities. Parents enjoy time bonding with their children in a Jewish setting and meeting other parents with young children. Shorashim is free and open to BAS members and non-members. No reservations are necessary. Please join us!

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"See You at Synagogue!"

Reach out to your friends to attend our regular Shabbat services and Kiddush lunch together.  Come any time in the morning and build connections with the BAS community.  As always, children are welcome in the sanctuary.

2016-2017 dates: 9/10/16, 11/5/16, 12/24/16, 1/28/17, 3/4/17, 4/8/17, 5/13/17, 6/10/17

Parent Talk with Rabbi B

Join congregants with children of all ages for a conversation with Rabbi Bronstein about Jewish values and how they impact the issues that parents are dealing with every day. There is no set agenda - we will discuss any issue that attendees want to raise.

2016-2017 dates: 11/3/16, 3/2/17, 5/11/17

Shabbat with Young Children

Children are always welcome to join us at Shabbat services in the sanctuary. If being in the sanctuary becomes difficult for very young children, we offer babysitting every Shabbat morning for children ages two to six. This free service is open from 10:30 AM until 12:30 PM or the end of the service. Our sitter is selected and supervised by our congregants with young children. This is a safe and warm space for young children to be while their parents are engaged in prayer.

There is a rug set up in the main sanctuary for young children and their families to sit during the morning service. Books and Shabbat-appropriate toys are nearby as well. At Kiddush we have a small table and chairs set up for kids to sit at and enjoy food and drink together with other children.

In the spirit of Shabbat, the rabbi requests that families refrain from bringing crayons or other writing materials for your children to play with on Friday nights and Saturdays.

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