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Families With Young Children


Welcome! COS is a vibrant place to share and enjoy with your youngest family members. We have a variety of opportunities for infants, preschoolers, or early grade-school children and a significant adult to learn and have fun together.

Programs featuring music, movement, art, and stories are designed to be your child’s introduction to Jewish life at our congregation and to create connections with other families.





[Families with toddlers through kindergarteners]

Zoom Sessions: Saturday October 17 and December 12, 11 a.m.

Join Nina Fine for a Zoom version of Shabbatlettes, a Shabbat celebration for families with young children. Zoom link sent prior to service. No charge, but RSVP here.


Shalom Chaverim

[Families with Pre-K and Kindergarten students]

Zoom Sessions: Sunday August 30, September 13 and 27, October 11 and 25, November 8 and 15, December 6 and 13, 9:30-11 a.m.

Join Morah Andrea for Zoom classes that are each based around a theme. Includes Hebrew letter and words of the week, movement, story, crafts, and more! Attend all or when it is convenient.

COS members: $10 per session; $72 for the semester

Non-COS members: $15 per session for members; $117 for the semester

Register for Shalom Chaverim here



Kibbutz Ohev Family Edition

[Families with Preschoolers through Grade 2 not currently enrolled in Hebrew School]

Zoom Sessions: Wednesday September 30, October 21, November 18. December 16, 5 p.m. (Will resume in person when it is safe for everyone)

Join Vicky Countess and Sharon Weil as we learn to love being Jewish, the earth, and each other through stories, games, crafts, and cooking.

COS members: $5 per family, per session; $18 for all 4 sessions

Non-COS members: $10 per family, per session; $36 for all 4 sessions

Register for Kibbutz Ohev Family Edition here






Shirei Shabbat

Friday 5:30 p.m. [Families with Toddlers through Kindergarteners]

Join Rabbi Kay to welcome Shabbat with music and movement after a quick nosh.

No charge, but RSVP requested.


Saturday 11 a.m. [Families with Toddlers through Kindergarteners]

Join families to celebrate Shabbat with singing, prayer, story, and movement. At the end of the program, children are invited to the bimah in the main service as Rabbi Kay hands out chocolate candies during the Aleinu prayer. Then families can join the congregation for the Kiddush lunch.

No charge, but RSVP requested.

Mishpacha Sheli

Tuesday 9:30 a.m. [Families with Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers]

Join Nina Fine every other Tuesday for music, dance, arts & crafts, and story time around a Jewish theme. Snack is provided.

$7 for non-COS members; free for COS members. 

Mitzvah Makers!

Sunday 9:15 a.m. [Families with Toddlers and Preschoolers]

Join Shula Levy for a morning of activity and fun around the theme of doing Mitzvot. Stories, crafts, singing, movement, and snack are included.

No charge, but RSVP requested. Open to the community.




► Additional information about our programs for Families with Young Children can be found on the Congregation Ohev Shalom Families with Young Children and the Ohev Shalom Youth and Family Facebook pages.

► If you would like to receive e-mails or sign up for reminder texts, contact Amy Geboff, Director of Youth and Family Education,


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