Families with Young Children (Yaldeinu, 0-5)

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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].

Temple Beth Elohim Preschool:

Gan Elohim Preschool

Upcoming Events:

Pajama Havdalah
Saturday, January 20, 4:00 pm

Join other families with young children for a heartwarming evening as we sing songs, smell the sweet spices, and feel the warmth of the Havdalah experience. We invite you to wear your pajamas! Activities will be available for the children, and everyone will enjoy a pizza dinner together. 

We will be collecting pajamas to give to children who need them. You are welcome to bring new, unworn pajamas as a donation.

RSVP by January 12 with with name, numbers of adults and children to FwYC@tbewellesley.org.


Families with Young Children at Disney on Ice
Monday, February 19, 11:00 am

Join Families with Young Children on President’s Day when we go to Disney On Ice at Boston’s TD Garden. “Enter a world where adventure is awaiting and courage leads the way as Disney On Ice presents Dream Big. High-flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends make this an experience your family will never forget.”

Cost: Tickets are $35 per person (we have group pricing) and children under 2 are free. 

RSVP here by January 26. 

Current Events:​

Shabbat KIDdush
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

katan-GADOL (little-BIG)
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. 

Registration required.

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.


Click here for Calendar of Events & Program Descriptions



For general questions about programming for Yaldeinu (Community of Families with Young Children), contact us at [email protected].