For Young Families


The foundation of a child's Jewish identity begins in early childhood.  Congregations of Shaare Shamayim has developed creative programs for families with young children to start a lifelong relationship with Judaism.  We offer a range of fun learning and worship opportunities for all ages.  

We encourage our youth to participate in our regular Friday evening and Saturday morning services as this helps children to feel welcome and part of the larger synagogue community.

All children are welcome in our adult services.  However, we also offer services specifically for children of all ages.  These include:

Tot Shabbat

Our Tot Shabbat is a delightfully interactive Shabbat experience each month.  We welcome Shabbat or celebrate Havdalah or other holidays with singing, dancing, and different activities each month to engage the whole family.  Click here for more information or to RSVP.

NEW! Sing-A-Long Shabbat

Our new Sing-A-Long Shabbat is a service specifically for 2 to 5 year olds and their parents on Saturday mornings.  Designed to engage our preschool age children in learning about the Shabbat service and Shabbat songs, we do more than sing.  Please see the Calendar for our next Sing-A-Long Shabbat event.

Junior Congregation

Our Junior Congregation is a welcoming and engaging family service for all ages.  Students are encouraged to ask questions and participate in discussions about Shabbat, prayer, and the weekly Torah reading, and help lead the service.   Click here for more information.

Weekly Schedule of Events

Upcoming Family Events

Cardonick Pre-School & Kindergarten

Children's Community Programs

New Babies/New Parents

Contact Us:
Sherri Herschfeld, Pre-School Director
Phone: 215-673-2323

Upcoming Young Families Events:

Chanukah Celebration
Wednesday, December 13 at 6pm
 Join us for our always spectacular free Annual Chanukah Celebration.  Enjoy games, latkes, syufganiyot (jelly donuts) and menorah lighting.  Entertainment with Ice Creations with Richard Bubin!  Mr. Bubin is a master ice carver and has been carving ice creations for over 30 years.  He will be creating a five foot tall ice menorah while creating fun ice souvenirs like ice lolli pops, ice candy cones, ice bracelets, and more for the kids!
No charge.
Tot Shabbat
Saturday, December 16 at 6:30pm
Learn about Chanukah and honor Shabbat through crafrs, songs, and more fun activities.  Dinner included.  No charge.
Sun, December 17 2017 29 Kislev 5778