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Family Engagement

Our family engagement programs service a wide range of families, including single parents, blended families, empty-nesters, couples without children, and others. We want all members of our congregational community to have the opportunity to learn and grow with their loved ones and peers. We offer events for families around the holidays, lifecycle events and topics related to Jewish living. We encourage parents, grandparents, and caregivers to take advantage of these programs for their own spiritual growth as well as to model Jewish learning for the next generation.

Here are just a few of the ways you can engage as a family at B'nai Israel:

Family Shabbat SErvices

Every Shabbat is special at B'nai Israel. In addition to our traditional service, we offer many opportunities for Family Engagement and age-appropriate experiences. Learn more: 

Family High Holiday Service

We offer a special Family Service for the High Holidays specifically designed for parents and children to be able to experience and celebrate the holidays together. The format is relevant, engaging and participatory, deepening connections to our faith and traditions, while fostering a sense of community among our families. Learn more. 

Holiday and Seasonal Related Programming

Every holiday here at B'nai Israel offers a unique experience for families in addition to our full-congregation offerings. There is always a fun way to celebrate together! Examples of this type of family programming include: 

  • Family Brunch in the Sukkah
  • Pizza in the Hut
  • Latkes & Lights
  • Havdalah Have-Deli

Special Grade Related PRogramming

Each year, every class in Kindergarten-6th grade has a Family Program for that grade. Children look forward to the next year's program as they age! These opportunities are available to all B’nai Israel families regardless of religious school enrollment. 

  • Kindergarten B’nai Torah Ceremony 
  • First Grade Shema Pajama Party
  • Second Grade Crown of the Good Name 
  • Third Grade Haggigat HaSefer
  • Fourth Grade Havdalah Under the Stars 
  • Fifth Grade B’nai Mitzvah Meeting Experience
  • 6th Grade B’nai Mitzvah Family Experience
  • Silk Painting Tallit Workshop 
  • Seventh Grade and Up Holocaust Museum Visit
  • Kehillah and Conversation

Click here for upcoming Family Engagement events

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