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Shabbat Children's Activities


 We welcome Parents and Children of all ages -  with delight! 

Photo of a child

TI takes pride in being a warm and welcoming place for children and is happy to have them in the Sanctuary during services.  We also invite them to join one of our Shabbat children's activities held upstairs in the classrooms and downstairs in the Library. 

Children's and Youth Activities

Always Consult the Calendar for changes

TI offers age-appropriate services and activities for youth from tots through the 5th grade each Shabbat morning during the school year:

Following groups are all  from 10:30 - noon

18 months - Pre-k            
K - 3rd grades                 
4th - 7th grades

Tot Shabbat and D'var Dorot Services (for 18 months to 5 years) –
11:10 a.m. - Parents and Tots participate.

Family Service - Offered frequently during the year. The Family Service is a student-led service for parents and children to enjoy together. . Parents, siblings, friends, as well as other relatives are welcome as our students lead the Shabbat prayers, read Torah, dramatize the weekly Torah reading, and more! Please check the TI Calendar for the next Family Service.

Note - When a Tot Shabbat or Family Service occurs, other Shabbat programs may not occur.

Contact: Email Rina@Tifereth-Israel.org -Rina Rebibo for more information on the activities described above.

Shabbat Children's and Youth Activities - Other Events, Other Ages

Teens past Bar and Bat Mitzvah age

Teens often participate as service leaders and Torah or Haftarah readers.  Younger children may lead individual prayers or songs.


When younger children or infants become restless or noisy, you can take them to our Bride’s Room (through the rear door of the Sanctuary and to your right).  You’ll find toys and books and be able to hear the service.  Please ensure that your child is properly supervised while in the building.

Guidelines for Parents

The following guidelines need to be followed so that we can protect the safety of each child and also respect the well-being of the building itself. These guidelines will allow all of us to share the joy of Shabbat. 

Children are not to be alone –  they should either be with their parents or at one of the above programs or childcare locations.

Please clean up – all areas must be cleaned up and all games and toys returned to their proper locations.