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PTBE TOTS (Age 6 and Under)

In the years before your children 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.

Join our PTBE Tots Facebook Page to stay up to date with all of our events!

Summertime Shabbat in the Park

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Join PTBE Tots and Jewish Baby Network for a fun summertime Tot Shabbat at Beresford Park in San Mateo. These gatherings are a great way to meet other local families with young children.

Co-sponsored by Jewish Baby Network Beresford Park is located at 2720 Alameda de las Pulgas in San Mateo.

Tot Shabbat

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.

Upcoming Tot Shabbats: Friday, June 7, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (Tot Shabbat in the Park) and Saturday, August 10, 9:30-10:30 a.m. (PTBE)

Tree of Life Erev Shabbat Service

Our regular Tree of Life services will not be held over the summer. Check back for our fall schedule.

A shorter Shabbat service designed for families with school-age children or younger. It's musical, it's invigorating, it's joyous. First Fridays at 5:30 p.m. during the school year.

A community dinner follows.  For details contact:

Meet Our Tots Program Coordinator

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Alison Levy is our PTBE Tots Program Coordinator.  Alison has been working with children and families for many years, and is pursuing her Masters in Jewish Education.  She has been working closely with Elana and the rest of the synagogue and Ganon staff to maintain and grow all of our early childhood programming at PTBE.  From Tot Shabbats to holiday events and more that has yet to be imagined, Alison continues to bring fresh and fun eyes to everything we offer for young families.

Feel free to reach out and contact Alison anytime at