Families & Youth

Parent Participation in the Shule

Parents are encouraged to attend Sunday morning activities while the children are in class. Among the various learning and community-building activities is the Parent Circle, a four-times-a-year gathering on Shule mornings where parents can get to know each other through disucssions relevant to the Shule curriculum and community. The Kumzitz Bagel Brunches, featuring guest speakers and adult education courses, are also held while Shule is in session.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Our educational program culminates in a collective bar/bat mitzvah ceremony for the 7th grade class. Students spend the year exploring their own Jewish identity through class readings and discussions, field trips, social justice activities and an individual research project. The ceremony is attended by extended family and friends, and is an important event in the fabric of our community.

Sunday School (Shule) Curriculum Overview

The Shule curriculum aims to foster a meaningful and proud Jewish identity, rooted in the historical and cultural Jewish experience and in a commitment to building a better world. That identity is expressed through community, learning, creative arts and culture and social action, not through prayer and worship.

Circle Playtime

Looking for a way your littlest children can participate? Have a child who’s not old enough for Sunday School, or who’s tagging along with an older sibling? Join Circle Playtime with teacher Meira Soloff.
Circle Playtime is a free monthly playgroup for children ages 0-4, accompanied by parents.

Teens Acting for Social Change

Teens Acting for Social Change (TASC) is a group of energized teens making a difference in our world. TASCers build community, learn about social justice issues, and take action.

Family Holiday Celebrations

Families with children of all ages are welcome to attend our community-wide holiday celebrations and observances throughout the year. In addition, we create some services and celebrations just for families. As with our larger holiday programs, observance is not centered around prayer and worship, but rather our history, our values and our connectedness to each other. All families are welcome!

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