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:

Israel Scouts Friendship Caravan
Thursday, August 10 • 5:30pm: Dinner, 7pm: Performance
Join us for the Israel Scouts Friendship Caravan, a family and kid-friendly music and dance performance with great audience participation.  The performance at 7pm is free and open to the public.  There will be a "Pay As You Wish" pasta dinner at 5:30pm before the performance.  Registration for the dinner is required.  Please contact the office to RSVP.
CSS Mom's Chevra: A Place for Pre-School and Hebrew School Moms of Jewish Families to Socialize
Kick-off Event
Thursday, August 17 at 7:30pm
Join us to meet and discuss our plans for the year.  Call the office or Julie Hershkovitz for more information.
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