Temple Jeremiah

Early Childhood

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We have many worship programs and activities for your family happening year-round at Temple Jeremiah. From our monthly Tot and Kesher Shabbat Worships, to holiday celebrations, and so much more, we have something for everyone!

Tot Shabbat and Kesher Shabbat | Junior Kindergarten |Purim Celebrations

Tot Shabbat

Taking place at 6:00 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, each Shabbat experience includes an introduction to Shabbat specifically for little ones, songs, complimentary pizza dinner, snacks, and crafts or play time.

Preschoolers and their families are invited to join our clergy on the bimah as we welcome in the weekly day of rest. This program gives our tots the opportunity to sing songs, listen to stories, and recite the Shabbat blessings. Bring your little ones for a fun, warm introduction to the joys of Shabbat.






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Kesher Shabbat: Connecting Elementary-Aged Children to Each Other and Shabbat

Did your family love Tot Shabbat? The first Friday of the month isn’t just for tots anymore! Join us for Kesher Shabbat, which continues the connection of our elementary-aged kids and their families to each other and Shabbat!

Every first Friday of the month.

We hope to see you there to enjoy the same family-friendly programming of Tot Shabbat you have grown to love, aimed at slightly older children. But, of course, there is still a complimentary pizza dinner!

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Rabbi Rachel Heaps at rabbiheaps@templejeremiah.org or at 847.441.5760 ext. 109.

(Read how Kesher Shabbat came about in the December 2017 Covenant.)

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Junior Kindergarten Program

Your four year old pre-Kindergartners are invited to participate several times a year! This wonderful program is an opportunity for your child to receive an introduction to Religious School. Our goal is for children to have the chance to become acclimated while starting to learn about Jewish holidays, and also building friendships!  Each class is an hour and forty-five minutes and includes stories, art projects, music, cooking, an introduction to Hebrew words, and a snack. This year the class will just be for your little ones, no parent participation necessary. We will meet on the following Sunday mornings, from 9:00-10:45 a.m.:

September 30, 2018 – Fall Holidays theme

October 28, 2018 – Shabbat

December 2, 2018 – Chanukah

January 20, 2019 – Tu B’Shevat Seder

February 24, 2019 – Boker Tov Breakfast*

March  17, 2019 – Purim Carnival*

April 14, 2019 – Passover

* The Boker Tov Breakfast and Purim Carnival are family programs that we invite you to attend!

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Purim Celebrations

Each year, Temple Jeremiah families gather to celebrate Purim at our Purim Schpiel and Carnival. Kids (and adults too!) dress up in their favorite costumes and enjoy a fanciful rendition of the Purim story put on by our Temple Jeremiah clergy and members. Each year the story is told to a different theme – whether it’s Beauty and the Beast or Mary Poppins – it is fun for the whole family! Following our Purim Schpiel, temple families enjoy our carnival filled with games, prizes, moon bounce, food, and fun!

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