For Young Families

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:

Oscar's Party
Sunday, February 26 at 5:45pm
Choose a movie to watch that has been nominated for an Oscar this year.  Then join us for dinner at 8pm followed by a livestreaming of the Oscar's at 8:30pm.  Babysitting will be provided for an additional fee.  The movies offered will be Fences, Hidden Figures, La La Land, Manchester by the Sea, and for kids 7+, Moana.  For movie descriptions and more information, please click below
Purim Carnival
Sunday, March 5 at 10am
KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Avenue
Join us for a day of fun with arts and crafts, moon bounce, obstacle course, face painting, balloons, games, music, food and much more!  


Sun, 26 February 2017 30 Shevat 5777