All families are welcome to participate in Yaldeinu (Community of Families with Young Children) events, whether or not you belong to TBE. TBE's cohort of families with young children (ages 0-5) is bursting at the seams and so is our programming! From Tot Shabbat to parent education programs, a Dad's Night Out and more, we are working hard to help emphasize connections and community within this growing demographic.
For general questions about programming for Yaldeinu, Our Children, contact us at [email protected].
Saturday, April 14, 9:30 am
Spend time with other TBE families with young children for this child friendly Shabbat service for children around ages 1.5-5 (and younger siblings) with stories, songs, and rituals. Stay to mingle, play, and enjoy challah, bagels, and fruit.
A family favorite, our Kabbalat Shabbat celebrations aim to help families with young children welcome Shabbat in a comfortable community setting. We are thrilled to be joining other families to not only celebrate Shabbat but also participate in our Bear Mitzvah Project. After Kabbalat Shabbat, join us for a hands-on mitzvah project where we will be making stuffed bears for children in need of comforting at Children’s Hospital in Boston. Children attending must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: $10/bear. Please pay in advance in the Gan Elohim Preschool office or at the door with cash or check made out to Temple Beth Elohim.
RSVP to Courtney by April 13 at [email protected] with number of children participating.
Saturday, May 5, 9:30-10:30 am
Spend time with other TBE families with young children for this child-friendly Shabbat service for kids around ages 2-5 (and younger siblings) with stories, songs, and rituals. Stay to mingle, play and enjoy challah, bagels and fruit.
Saturday, May 12, 9:30-10:30 am
Join us for an informal, drop in, Shabbat playground meet up. We will be meeting on the Gan Elohim playground. This is a shine only event.
Friday, May 18, 5:30 pm
A family favorite, our Kabbalat Shabbat celebrations aim to help families with young children welcome Shabbat in a comfortable community setting. This will be our last Kabbalat Shabbat until fall and we hope you can join us!
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Shabbat mornings. Please check the calendar for the most updated schedule.
Join us for an informal “drop-in” Shabbat playgroup on Saturday mornings with a challah snack. Meet upstairs in the Multi-Purpose Room. Weather permitting, the TBE playground will be open. Shabbat KIDdush will not take place on Tot Shabbat Saturdays or holiday weekends.
Contact us with questions.
*Kiddush is the Hebrew word for “holiness” and refers to the blessing spoken over the wine on Shabbat and holidays to elevate the sanctity of the day. It may also refer to the oneg or joyous gathering around food on Shabbat. We hope our Shabbat KIDdush is a great way for you to share the joy of Shabbat with your kids in a playful, informal community setting.
Infant & Toddler Programs
For all children ages 12-30 months and a parent/caregiver
Dates: January 12, 19, 26 and February 2, 9 10:15-11:15 am
The ideal program for parents/caregivers with children ages 12-30 months. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know other children and parents/caregivers. Facilitated by a professional instructor on Friday mornings, you (parent/caregiver) and your child will play, sing, hear stories and enjoy a Shabbat snack. The TBE Clergy will visit, we will do interactive art projects, other fun weekly activities and create lasting relationships for children and adults in a warm, welcoming and relaxed Jewish setting. Contact Yaldeinu@TBEWellesley.org with questions.
Welcome, New Baby!
Are you are expecting a new baby? Let us know! We look forward to welcoming our newest community members. Together with our temple's Caring Community team, we provide a quick visit and some special gifts.
Contact [email protected] with news or questions.
For general questions about programming for Yaldeinu (Community of Families with Young Children), contact us at [email protected].