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Temple Har Zion Programs for Young Families with Children Ages 1-7

Whether you light candles every Friday night or whether Judaism is a newer part of your life, our events are geared for you and your children and your whole family (yes, grandparents too!). You will meet and have a chance to interact with other families with children 1-7, while cultivating a sense of community, participating in interactive programs for your children, and celebrating the holidays in a kid-and family-friendly setting.

From Shabbat to Jewish holy days and festivals, you, your child, and extended family (grandparents, and ...) can celebrate, learn, and connect with the Har Zion's community of young families.

Programs for young families often conducted on Zoom. Email the temple office or Claudine Guralnick for the password if you need it. Registration is often required.

See the sidebar for our current offerings!


High Holy Days 2021/5782

Temple Har Zion Families with Young Children program is offering a full range of programs for children up to age 7, and Camp Shana Tovah offers programs for school-age children up to grade 7. 

Regularly Scheduled Families with  Young  Children
Shabbat-Related Programs

The observation of Shabbat is an important part of your child's Jewish heritage. Har Zion Programs for Families with Young Children can help you incorporate the observation of Shabbat in your family's traditions. 

The following Shabbat programs are held on a regular basis throughout the school year.

  • Tot Shabbat –Join Ms. Carol to play, sing, and share Kiddish to celebrate the Shabbat. A Tot Shabbat bag will be available shortly before the program. Below is the program flyer from a previous Tot Shabbat. See the calendar in the sidebar to the right (or bottom on mobile devices) for upcoming Tot Shabbot.


  • Havdalah Fun —  Havdalah is the closing ritual for Shabbat, with blessings over lights, grape juice, and smelling spices. Havdalah is an inspiring way to start your new week as a family. Below is the program flyer from a previous Families with Young Children Havdalah program. See the calendar in the sidebar to the right (or bottom on mobile devices) for upcoming young families Havdalahs.

Families with Young Children Celebrations of Jewish Holidays


The Jewish Holy Days and festivals are another important part of a child's Jewish heritage. The Har Zion Families with Young Children program has offerings for all of the important Jewish holiday observances.  See the calendar in the sidebar  (on the bottom on mobile devices) for the upcoming Holiday/Festival programs.

Programs offered in 5781 included the following:

  • The 2020/5781 High Holy Days, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot  
  • Hanukkah, 2020/5781 
Tue, December 7 2021 3 Tevet 5782