Family and Children's Programming
Park Slope Jewish Center (PSJC) offers an array of Family Programs for children of all ages. We make learning about Judaism and celebrating holidays a fun and meaningful experience for the whole family. If you have any questions about our programming or community, we invite you to fill out the contact form here. Don't forget to request to join our Family Programming Facebook page, here!
All youth and family services are open to the community. For general information, please email email@example.com.
While special services are more limited during Covid, we include the description below to let you know about the choices for children in more normal times. Despite Covid, in addition to online Hebrew School, we continue to have activities for children - please check the Events page for specific offerings.
Kulanu means "all together," so join us for our brand new, all-ages, musical service will meet once a month on Shabbat mornings during the school year and approximately eight times a year on Friday evenings. Abe and Aileen will lead an inclusive Shabbat service that will get you on your feet and in the Shabbat spirit. Friday night services will be followed by a dinner (check website for updated information each month on whether this is a potluck or catered meal). Shabbat morning services will include a short Torah service and as a community we will join with the main service for concluding prayers and kiddush.
Note, a short sing-a-long for Tots will occur during the Torah service and small nosh will be available for the youngest participants in the Tot Shabbat classroom following the service on Shabbat mornings.
Designed for 3rd-6th graders and their families, Family Torah is a unique opportunity for interactive parsha study. We combine movement, bibliodrama, games, and discussion for an educational and engaging time.
Check the Events Page for scheduling of Shabbat Kulanu and Family Torah.
Shabbat and Holidays
Our three main youth services, Tot Shabbat, Mini-Minyan, and Junior Congregation, meet September through June, except during school vacations, holidays. When Shabbat Kulanu meets once a month, we all come together for a combined, all-ages service, in place of the three separate youth services. For updated information on our service schedule, please visit the Events Page. For children's services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, please see the High Holy Days page, which is posted in the months leading up to the holidays. Join us on Purim for a variety of events! See the Events Page for all of the details on our carnival and Purim night programs for all ages!
If you have any questions about the accessibility of our building or services for your family, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
11:15AM - 12:15PM
This service is geared towards ages 1-5 and a caregiver. Celebrate Shabbat with guitar-led prayers and songs, dancing and stories with Abe! Tot Shabbat allows parents and children to have create a lively family Shabbat experience. Each service ends with a family kiddush.
11:15AM - 12:15PM
Children in kindergarten through 2nd grade are welcomed to their own musical service. Learn the prayers, join together in song, stories and other fun Shabbat activities. Parents are welcome, but not required to attend. Each service ends with a short kiddush with Tot Shabbat.
11:00AM - 12:15PM
Give your kids a chance to create their own community! Join us for bagels and cream cheese at 11:00 am, followed by services. Children in grades 3 through 6 join together to learn, lead services, and spend time with their friends.
PJ Library Metro Area
Park Slope Jewish Center is thrilled to be in partnership with PJ Library (PJ ~ as in pajamas), a program that provides families raising Jewish children with a FREE treasury of Jewish books and music! Every month, families enrolled in PJ LIBRARY receive a high-quality, expert-selected and kid-tested (!) Jewish book or CD as a gift from the community. PJ Library in the NY Metro area is transitioning to one central database. To sign up for books for your child ages 6 months - 8 years, click here. We hope you'll join our PJ Library Programming List, PSJC Family Programming email list, and join the PSJC Youth and Family Programming Facebook group, so that we can keep you updated about exciting PJ programs here in your neighborhood.
Do you receive emails from Kveller already? In addition to being our partners in promoting PJ Library events, Kveller is a wonderful resource for raising your Jewish family. Check out the local New York City page here.