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Jewish Parenting

Havurah Shalom supports parents in their efforts to raise ethical children who are connected to Jewish values and culture. Parents learn together and share as they strive to make Judaism enjoyable and meaningful for themselves and their families.

Parenting Workshops:

Parenting workshops take place during Shabbat School and are open to all parents, regardless of Shabbat School enrollment. We will announce upcoming workshops in Hineinu and Hakol as they are scheduled.


Some Parenting Resources:

Web-based books and resources for parenting Jewish children of all ages.

Children’s Chanukah books can be found in the Havurah library.

Books for children and families about terminal illness, aging and death, in a Jewish context.

Families with Young Children

Education Director Deborah Eisenbach-Budner is happy to provide information about the following:

  • Play groups for parents and children
  • Baby welcomings/namings
  • Holidays and family Shabbat celebrations (See descriptions of Shabbat services below.)

Family-Focused Shabbat 2021-22

Tot Shabbat 
Young children (0-5) and parents celebrate with singing, movement, blessings and storytelling. 10:30-11:30 am, Oct. 9; Nov. 6; Dec. 11; Jan. 22; Feb. 19; Apr. 2; May 7; Jun. 11

Discovering Shabbat Morning: Learners’ Minyan
This upbeat, interactive service focuses on the structure, key themes and prayers of the morning service. Especially for families with youth in Grades 5-7. 10-11:30 am, Nov. 20; Apr. 2

Family Shabbat
Fabulous morning of singing, storytelling and Torah learning. Especially for families with youth in Grades K-6. 10:30-12 pm, Jan. 29

Sat, January 22 2022 20 Shevat 5782