Little Learners (Age 6 and Under)
In the years before your child/ren are ready for a formal religious education, we know how important it is to give them positive, fun and lighthearted Jewish experiences. We invite parents with tots to join us for a variety of offerings for our littlest learners (typically best for children six and under). There is no fee to register for these activities.
Tot Shabbat begins with a short, fun, interactive and song-filled service in the Sanctuary. Kids enjoy this introduction to Jewish prayer by playing musical instruments and dancing with stuffed Torahs. We always follow our service with snacks and playtime, a great opportunity for both kids and parents to get to know their friends at PTBE. Tot Shabbat is held every other third Shabbat morning of the month at 9 a.m. (alternating with Bim Bam Shabbat).
Bim Bam Shabbat
Bim Bam Shabbat is a Shabbat dinner experience with candles, challah, grape juice and all of your favorite Shabbat songs. It is a great opportunity to schmooze, eat, relax and enjoy a Shabbat
meal – leaving all of the dishes to us. Bim Bam Shabbat is held every other third Shabbat of the month, alternating with Tot Shabbat. Donations are accepted to cover the dinner. RSVP to Rabbi Sara.
Yad b'Yad Holiday Parties
Yad b’Yad is for PTBE families with young children. We love to gather for Sunday afternoon holiday parties a few times a year for craft projects, playtime, music and stories. We often enjoy holiday celebrations around Sukkot, Chanukah, Tu BiShvat, and Passover. Sometimes Yad b’Yad holiday
celebrations are incorporated into a Tot Shabbat morning.
This Shabbat Rocks!
This joyous Shabbat service will awaken our bodies and souls with a prayerful shake, rattle, and roll. Come and experience this vibrant service with Elana Jagoda Kaye and The Band and you'll find yourself exclaiming, "this Shabbat rocks!" The service is from 9:00 - 9:40 am on November 19, December 17, January 21, February 11, March 18, April 29, and May 13.
Park Play Date
Once each summer, PTBE families with young children enjoy a Shabbat morning play date at a local park. We sing a few Shabbat songs and munch on challah, but mostly just enjoy the beautiful California weather and a relaxing Shabbat morning together. This is a great opportunity to meet other families in a relaxed, playful way.
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Upcoming Dates for 2016/2017
Bim Bam Shabbat, Fridays at 5:00 pm
Tot Shabbat, Saturdays at 9:00 am
Yad b'Yad Parties
Sunday, February 12, 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Tu bi'Shvat Concert co-sponsored by Jewish Baby Network
Sunday, April 9, 3:30 - 5:00 pm