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Long Island Tot Shabbats

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Need to get out of your house on Friday evening or Saturday morning? Want to introduce your little one to Shabbat while you’re at it? Consider checking out a Tot Shabbat in your area. Most of these fun, casual sessions include singing, dancing, story time, and, of course, challah and grape juice. Because who doesn’t love challah and grape juice? Here’s the scoop on some recurring Tot Shabbats in your area:

Editor’s Note: This page was prepared using the most up-to-date information available, but before you pack up and schlep the kids out of the house, we always recommend checking with the organizer to ensure the correct times and dates of events.

Hamptons

Chabad of East Hampton
13 Woods Lane
East Hampton, NY 11937
631-329-5800
info@jewishhamptons.com
Denomination: Orthodox
Program: Kids Character Shabbat
Dates: Saturdays, July 4-Sept. 5
Time: 11-11:45 a.m.
Age Range: Ages 2-10
Format: Parents welcome but not required
Description: An exciting children’s Shabbat service featuring your favorite cartoon characters featuring songs, Shabbat crafts, activities, and healthy snacks.

Nassau County

Temple B’nai Torah
2900 Jerusalem Avenue
Wantagh, NY 11793
516-221-2370                                        
rabbibellows@temple-bnai-torah.org
Denomination:
Reform
Interfaith Friendly?
Yes
Program: Tot Shabbat
Dates:
2nd Friday of the month (except for June, July, August)
Time:
5:30 – 6 p.m.
Age Range:
Infants through early elementary school
Format:
For parents and children together
Description:
Join Rabbi Marci Bellows, Cantor Steven Sher, and Mrs. Emily Altman for our monthly Tot Shabbat celebration featuring 30 minutes of singing, dancing, storytelling, and FUN! Parents, grandparents, and siblings are all invited.
Program: Family Shabbat Services
Dates:
First Friday of the month (except for July, August)
Time:
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Age Range:
Elementary school
Format:
For parents and children together

Temple Chaverim
1050 Washington Avenue
Plainview, NY 11803
516-367-6100
info@templechaverim.org
Denomination: Reform
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Program: Early Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Dates: 1st Friday of every month September – June, except April 2015
Time: 6 – 7 p.m.
Age Range: 6 mos. – 10 years
Format: For parents and children together
Description: A traditional Shabbat service geared for children and their families. Stories rather than sermons and lots of music are all included.

Jericho Jewish Center
430 North Broadway
Jericho, NY 11753
516-938-2540
Info@JerichoJC.Org
Denomination: Conservative
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Program: Friday Night Live
Dates: The Second Friday of each Month (Except October and April)
Time: 7:45-8:45 p.m.
Age Range: Fun for all ages
Format: For parents and children together
Description: Lively service led by our new Rabbi including music (including hand-held instruments and piano.)

Temple Judea
333 Searingtown Road
Manhasset, NY 11030
516-621-8049
school@temple-judea.com
Denomination: Reform
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Program: Discovery Shabbat
Dates: One Saturday afternoon per month, check synagogue calendar for exact dates and times
Age Range: Ages 2-7, and siblings
Format: For parents/grandparents and children together
Description: A Saturday afternoon Shabbat celebration that features music & movement, crafts, stories, an opportunity to discuss Jewish parenting with our Rabbi, a pizza dinner and a short havdalah ceremony.

Midway Jewish Center
330 South Oyster Bay Road
Syosset, New York, 11791
516-938-8390
info@mjc.org
Denomination: Conservative
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Program: Minyan Katan
Dates: Every Saturday morning
Time: 11 a.m. – Noon
Age Range: Ages 2 -6
Format: For parents and children together
Description: Shabbat mornings with songs, stories, kiddush and challah!

Temple Or Elohim
18 Tobie Lane
Jericho, NY 11753
516-433-9888 ext. 14
membership@templeorelohim.com
Denomination: Reform
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Program: Junior Congregation
Dates:1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, October-June
Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
Age Range: Ages 6-13
Format: Drop off
Description: Age-appropriate Shabbat morning services

Temple Sinai of Roslyn
425 Roslyn Road
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
516 621-6800
templeoffice@mysinai.org
Denomination: Reform
Program: Tot Shabbat
Dates: One Friday evening a month, call synagogue office for exact dates
Time: 5:15-6:30 p.m.
Age Range: Ages 2-6
Format: For parents and children together
Description: Sinai Tot Shabbat is an interactive Shabbat experience for preschoolers and their families that introduces the customs of Shabbat through song and prayer. The program begins in the sanctuary and then moves to another room for healthy snacks, a pizza dinner and a project

Temple Tikvah
3315 Hillside Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
516 746-1120
lisae@templetikvah.org
Denomination: Reform
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Program: Tot Shabbat
Dates: Fourth Friday of the month
Time: 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.
Age Range: 18 mos. – 8 years
Format: For parents and children together

Nassau County – South Shore

Chabad of Hewlett
44 Everit Ave
Hewlett, NY 11557
516-295-3433
chabad@jewishhewlett.com
Denomination: Chabad
Program: Children’s Services
Dates: Every Saturday morning
Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Format: Parents welcome but not required
Description: The children feel the warmth and love for Judaism, G-d & Torah.

Suffolk County

B’nai Israel Reform Temple
67 Oakdale Bohemia Road
Oakdale, NY 11769
531 563-1660
office@bnai-israel.org
Denomination: Reform
Interfaith Friendly: Yes
Program: Children’s Shabbat
Dates: 3rd Friday of the month
Time: 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Age Range: Pre-school
Format: For parents and children together
Program: Family Shabbat Service
Dates: 2nd Friday of the month
Time: 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Age Range: School age
Format: For parents and children together

 

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