Yaldeinu, Our Children

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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

Current Events:

Tot Shabbat
Saturday, March 4
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Join other families with young children for our child-friendly worship service composed of stories, songs and rituals led by our clergy. Stay to mingle and enjoy bagels and fruit.
Contact us with questions.


TBE Purim Celebration and Carnival
Sunday, March 12
12:45 pm

Join us in the sanctuary for Purim fun with our clergy and youth community. We will celebrate with Purim songs and a costume parade. TBE's Purim Carnival will immediately follow.



Gan Elohim Preschool Balloon Raffle Fundraiser
Sunday, March 19
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Please Support Gan Elohim Preschool! Look for our table filled with balloons in the TBE Atrium. Buy a balloon for $20 and get a surprise gift card worth at least $25. All proceeds to benefit Gan Elohim Preschool Enrichment Programs.


Yaldeinu Book Group
Wednesday, March 29
7:30 pm

Join other parents with young children for a discussion about Danya Ruttenberg's book, Nurture the Wow: Finding Spirituality in the Frustration, Boredom, Tears, Poop, Desperation, Wonder, and Radical Amazement of Parenting.
RSVP to Rabbi Philip Sherman at [email protected] for details and location information.




Young Children’s (Yaldeinu) Passover Experience
Sunday, April 2
4:00 pm

Music, crafts, and a matzah pizza dinner! Join us for a fun evening of Passover experiences involving story, song, food, a child-friendly seder and fun. There will be a $30 charge per family.
Click here to register by March 22.
Contact us if you'd like to volunteer!

$30/family for dinner. Anyone wishing to attend but needing financial assistance, contact Nancy at [email protected] or (781) 235-8419 x230.

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. 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.


2nd Annual Overnight Retreat
SAVE THE DATES: Saturday-Sunday, April 29-30

Join other families with young children for our 2nd Annual Overnight Retreat!
Click here for details and to register register BY MARCH 29.
Contact us with questions.


Infant & Toddler Programs

katan-GADOL (little-BIG)
Winter Session for all children ages 12-30 months and a parent/caregiver begins January 6.
10:30 - 11:30 am

The ideal program for parents/caregivers with children ages 12-30 months. 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.

Classes for Babies

We will be offering classes throughout the year for ages newborn-6 months and 6-12 months. These classes will provide a nurturing environment for parents, caregivers, and babies. Details coming soon.


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].