Temple Tots at Temple Aliyah
When you are looking for exciting, fun, educational and age-appropriate Jewish programming for your family, look to Temple Aliyah and Temple Tots. Our activities are ideal for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, and are welcoming for the whole family. Temple Tots programming is organized and run by a group of parents with young children, with many of our programs led by our very own Rabbi Carl Perkins and Cantor Gastón Bogomolni.
Whether you are looking for religious services, social opportunities with other young Jewish families, educational experiences, or fun music classes for you and your toddler, Temple Aliyah’s Temple Tots has something for everyone! Member and non-member families alike are welcome at all of our programming. If you have any questions or need any information, contact Caroline in the Temple office at 781-444-8522 or by email.
Registration is required for most programs, so be sure to look for our flyers for upcoming events throughout the year!
Friday Night Tot Sha-La-Lom Shabbat
At the end of a busy week, say “Shalom” to Shabbat and reconnect with your family and make new friends. Come sing, groove, shake and relax with our own Cantor Gastón! Our monthly program includes singing, musical props, and a short service to welcome Shabbat for children up to age 5. For older siblings, we offer Ruach Shabbat - a parallel service geared to school-age children.
Many of our Sha-La-Lom Shabbat services are followed by a family-friendly kosher dinner hosted at the Temple. And this year, we return with our popular Shabbat@Home family dinner programs, where families can volunteer to host a catered Shabbat dinner in their homes! All services begin at 5:30 pm.
2012 services: December 14, January 25, March 1, April 12, May 3
Registration is requested for families attending services only. Advance paid reservations are required for dinner programs.
Saturday morning services are fun for our youngest members with singing, marching, activities, silliness, and prayers led by Karen Cohen! Shabbat Yeladim services are held on Shabbat during the school year, starting at 11am. Our services always finish in time to join the Congregational Kiddush, where all families are welcome.
2012 Services: September 8, September 22 October 13, October 27, December 8, January 12, January 26, February 9, March 9, March 23, April 27, May 11
Music with Margie (for babies and toddlers!)
This year, music teacher extraordinaire Margie Brodsky leads parents and tots (0-3) in two sessions of her amazing weekly musical journey of favorite Jewish melodies and classic children’s songs. A great way to meet other children and parents! Classes meet on Sunday afternoons, 4:15-5pm and always end with a snack. Advance paid registration is required.
Session 1:October 14, October 21, November 4, November 18, December 2, January 6
Session 2:February 3, February 10, March 3, March 10, March 17, March 24
Sunday Brunch Learning Series
We are excited to be offering our first Sunday brunch series. Each Sunday, you and your family will meet with friends, eat yummy brunch foods and learn about a holiday related to that month. Children will engage in stories, games, songs, dancing and a variety of hands-on activities. This series is sure to be a fun morning for the entire family. Don't forget to register in advance.
Sunday Brunch dates & times:
December 9, 2012 - 10:45 in the Social Hall
January 6, 2013 - 10:30 in the Kehillah Room
April 7, 2013 - 10:30 in the Social Hall
An Evening with Rabbi Perkins
Hire a babysitter and come spend Saturday evening, November 17, 2012 at a congregant’s home for an informal discussion with Rabbi Perkins while enjoying dessert and drinks. Watch for details.
Moms’ Nights Out
Come relax over dinner at a local restaurant and meet other mothers of young children in our Temple community. We’ll be having three Moms’ Nights Out throughout the year, starting at 7:30 pm. Watch for more details.
January 29, 2013 , May 7, 2013
Enjoy the adult services...children 2 and up can play in the staffed babysitting room on Saturday mornings from 10am—12pm. Free, no registration required.
High Holiday Babysitting
Synagogue members with High Holiday tickets can take advantage of Sisterhood’s babysitting program for children 2 through Pre-K. Children enjoy age-appropriate activities
and stories. Registration is required along with a small fee. Contact Karen Feldscher at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Like our programming? Then JOIN US! Temple Tots is always welcoming new committee members! For more information or to get involved, contact:
Deb Goodman, Chair Temple Tots Committee at email@example.com
Marcy Leiman, Chair Temple Tots Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org