Tot Shabbat


Tot Shabbat

Come celebrate Shabbat with us as we read stories, play games and discover what Shabbat is all about!  Ages newborn to 6 years.  Tot Shabbat meets twice each month, starting at 11 am (see dates below). We end at approximately 11:45 pm with Kiddush in the Sanctuary at the end of Shabbat morning services. Tot Shabbat is free to all, and  all are welcome to stay for lunch with the Congregation. Many weeks we serve kid-friendly food such as pizza bagels for our littlest ones! No need to RSVP; just come. 

Dates for 2016 are:
Sept 10 and 24
Oct 15 and 22
Nov 5 and 19
Dec 3 and 17

Dates for 2017 are:
Jan 21 and 28
Feb 11 and 25




Preschool "Hebrew School"

Looking for something fun for your child to do on Shabbat? Welcome to Preschool "Hebrew School"! This drop-off pogram is for children ages 3 to 5, once a month from 9:30 to 11:45 am.
The children will enjoy stories, songs, Shabbat art activities and friendship.
Dates are Dec. 5, Jan. 9, Feb. 6, Mar. 5, Apr. 2, and May 7. The cost is $118. You'll meet your child at the classroom at 11:45 am, and you're invited to join us in the Sanctuary for the conclusion of Shabbat services and Kiddush lunch. We need a minimum of four children to run this class. Please register by Dec. 1.
To register, contact Suzanne Strichartz, Director of Family Learning, at To see a flyer about this offering, click Preschool "Hebrew School."

Drop-In Playgroups

Looking for something to do with your little one?
Best for ages 0 to 2 years! These informal playgroups start NOW!
Thursdays, 11 am to 12:30 pm, on Nov. 3, 21, 17, 24, and Dec. 1, 8, 15, and 22
Wednesdays, 4:30 to 6 pm, on Nov. 4, 28, and Dec. 2, 16
Bring your friends or meet new ones at this no-cost program.
When bringing snacks for your child, remember that we are a kosher, nut-free facility. There is no religious affiliation necessary to attend.
For more information, contact Suzanne Strichartz, Director of Family Learning, at To see a flyer about these playgroups, click Playgroups.




Watermelon Wednesday Summer Story-Time returned in the summer of 2015 for its fourth year! 

We come together every Wednesday at 11:15 am throughout most of July and August. Our first meeting will be Wed., July 8. Then we'll meet on  July 15, 22, and 29, and Aug. 12, 19 and 26. Our program runs from 11:15 to 11:45 am. 

We offer a free story-time and songs (with a Jewish slant), snacks and fun with friends!

There's no need to RSVP; just come and have fun with Rabbi Russo and friends.

If you loved last year's program, or if you have questions, contact Rabbi Russo at or 845-358-3767. We'd love to hear from you with any comments or suggestions about this fun summer program.