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For Young Families

Vibrant Jewish Life for Families with Young Kids

At CBJ, we love young children and their parents, and opportunities for young families are growing. Be it joining our preschool, or attending the many Shabbat and holiday programs designed with young children in mind, we hope that your children will come to think of CBJ as their place. We look forward to seeing you!

Learn more about our CBJ Preschool   

Babies and Blessings

Currently on Zoom Every Friday from 5:00 to 6:00 pm, September through June

A baby friendly Kabbalat Shabbat with Cantor Barbara. Services include songs, Shabbat Prayers, including lighting candles and saying Kiddush and HaMotzi, stories, and plenty of time to schmooze.

Older siblings are welcome too, along with parents and other loved ones.
Bring your own nosh, or sign up for dinner with the Young Family Shabbat gang at 5:45 pm (currently on hold).

Tot Shabbat Childcare

Shabbat Mornings, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, On the Playground

Children ages four to seven years old are invited to celebrate Shabbat while their parents are engaged in other Shabbat activities at CBJ. They will enjoy a mini-service, story time, songs, art projects, and games, along with learning the rituals of blessing the grapejuice and challah. Please be sure your child is wearing a face mask and brings a water-bottle and snack. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we will only be able to accommodate up to 6 children at this time. In the unlikely event that the program is full when you arrive, you and your child are welcome to stay and play on the play structure. For more information please contact Natalya Martyushova.

Junior Congregation

Shabbat Mornings during the school year (please see Calendar for exceptions), 10:00 to 11:15 am, in the Beit Aseifa Patio

Join kids of all ages for Junior Congregation, led by our talented congregant Dan Leemon. This service features guitar-accompanied prayer and a very lively Torah discussion. Junior Congregation, which is part of our religious school curriculum, is where our students learn to be comfortable on the bimah while leading services, and creative and thoughtful in understanding prayers and Torah. Click HERE to listen to our Junior Congregation CD.

Young Family Service (Currently on Hold)

Saturdays, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm once a month during the school year (check calendar for dates)

Make a tent with the parachute as we sing “Mah Tovu”! Reach for the sky with a scarf as we sing “Shamayim”! Children and parents are invited to join Rabbi Ilana and guitarist Devin Leslie for a fun session of songs, prayers, and story-telling. Everyone is always invited to stay for lunch.

Mon, August 15 2022 18 Av 5782