Welcome to Tot Programming!
Families with young children, infants through kindergarten, are very special folks at our synagogue. We offer programming to help these families build a strong sense of connection with the M’kor Shalom community, create memories and celebrate our Jewish heritage throughout the year. We hope you will join us.
Tot Shabbat is a kid-friendly service held once a month that is geared towards families with young children. Fun songs and dancing are incorporated into the service – we even celebrate birthdays. Tot Shabbat focuses on different themes each month based on that particular month's holidays or Torah portions. Following the service, we have a special oneg featuring snacks and juice. The service is free and open to the community.
Several times a year we also have a special family dinner, which allows our youngsters and their families to share a meal together and do an age-appropriate craft related to the Tot Shabbat theme.
2016-2017 Program Schedule
Tot Shabbat — Dinner 5:30 pm; Service 6:15 pm
November 4 — December 16 — January 20 — February 17 — March 17 — May 5 — June 2
Annual Discount! Register by for ALL Tot Family Dinners this year, and attend at great low family rate!
Tot Family Rosh Hashanah Service Monday, October 3, 2:30 pm
Tot Family Yom Kippur Service Wednesday, October 12, 2:30 pm
Family Fun Harvest Day at the Urban Garden Sunday, October 9, 12:00 noon
Scholastic Book Fair October 17-23
Tot Pizza in the Hut Tuesday, October 18, 5:00 pm
Havdalah Dinner, Dance Party & Service Saturday, January 28
Dine-to-Donate Pizza Party at Pat's with Rabbi Frenkel & Cantor Hochman Thursday, February 8, All Day
JFCS Cooking February 27, 5:30 pm
Bowling Night Family Fun Saturday, March 4, 5:45-7:45 pm
Purim Character Brunch Sunday, March 12, 11:15 am — 1:15 pm
Shake & Bake Sunday, March 26, 10:30 am
Barnes & Noble Story Time & All-Day Book Fair — Tuesday, May 9
Picasso & Pisghetti Sunday, May 21, 4:30-6:30 pm
Families with young children are also invited to the following synagogue/community-wide events:
Community Mitzvah Day — Sunday, December 11
Holiday Gift Gala — Sunday, November 20, 10:00 am — 2:00 pm
New Year's Eve Family Bash — Saturday, December 31, 6:30-9:30 pm
Bowling: Family Fun Night — Saturday, March 4, 5:45 pm
Quizzo Night (Adults-only) — Saturday, April 29, 7:00 pm
Blessing of the Pets — Sunday, May 21, 10:00 am
Planting Day at the Neighborhood Center — Sunday, May 21, 10:00 am — 1:00 pm
M'kor Or Honoring Cantor Hochman (Adults-only) — Sunday evening, June 4
Our Tot Programming chairperson, Stephanie Riviello, looks forward to hearing from you to answer questions or to help you decide how to get involved. Send an email to TotProgramming@mkorshalom.org.