The New Shul

For Children

Supporting Jewish family life is a priority for us. We encourage you to bring your children to shul on Shabbat, where they meet and connect with friends. Our services are extremely child-friendly, with infants, toddlers, and children of all ages welcome in our sanctuary. We integrate children into our services in ways that are appropriate to their ages, so that they can grow into prayer at their own pace, surrounded by adult role models.

Moms are welcome to breast-feed in the shul (private spaces are available upstairs if needed), and we offer childcare on Shabbat from 10 am to noon.

Family Beit Midrash

The New Shul offers family-based learning in small groups on Sunday mornings. Participants in our Family Beit Midrash are grouped with other families with similar needs and interests, and children of similar ages, for weekly learning with Rabbi Wasserman or Rabbi Kanter. For more information, please call or email.

Family Programs

The New Shul is hosting the following family programs in 5783 (2022-23). Bring your children or your grandchildren. Everyone welcome.

  • Sunday October 30, 3:30 pm, Noah’s Ark Party (at a private home – contact us for location)

  • Monday December 19, 6:15 pm: Hanukah Party at the shul

  • Sunday January 29, 6 pm: “Shma PJ” Party at the shul

  • Sunday February 19, 3:30 pm: Hamentaschen Baking Party at the shul

  • Sunday May 21, 3:30 pm: Pre-Shavuot Party at the shul