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Families

Temple B’nai Brith invites families with kids of all ages to join our pluralistic community!

Along with our Sunday school for pre-K through 7th graders (with simultaneous adult ed opportunities), we host a range of family activities, including:

  • Monthly family Shabbat morning services
  • Potluck family Shabbat dinners
  • Pajama and Pizza Havdalah gatherings
  • All-ages Israeli Dance classes
  • Holiday celebrations including a Chanukah Party and Purim Carnival
  • High Holiday family services
  • …and more!

As an unaffiliated synagogue, TBB strives for a welcoming and informal atmosphere where families of all backgrounds and religious affiliations can build community, learn about Judaism,  and connect with their heritage and spirituality.  We aim to help our kids grow up with pride in their Jewish identity, knowledge and curiosity about religious traditions, and a commitment to social justice as a Jewish value.  

Panel Discussion at TBB: Parenting and Climate Change

In person at TBB
Sunday, February 25, 9:30-11:00 am

This event is led by the TBB Climateers. Marya Axner will moderate. Panelists are Anna Goldman, Aaron Helsinger and David Nuremburg. Light refreshments will be served. 

You do not need to be a TBB member to attend; please share with your Jewish networks who care about this issue!

Childcare will be available for young people 1.5-4 years old. RSVP is not required for this event unless you are planning to use the childcare; click here to sign up for childcare.

The TBB Climateers is a group working to educate forums and organize actions on climate issues for TBB members to participate in.

Pajama and Pizza Havdalah

Saturday, March 2
5:00-7:00pm

Join us for Pajama and Pizza Havdalah this Saturday, January 20th from 5-7 PM. Pizza will arrive at 5:15. Havdalah will be at approximately 6:15. We will have some special fruit for Tu B'Shevat, the birthday of the trees, which is coming up on January 24-25th. 

Please RSVP for Havdalah even if you are maybe so that we know how much food to order; we will order the pizza from Veggie Crust before Shabbat.

Monthly Community Potluck Fridays

Open to all ages
Upcoming dates: March 8, April 12, May 10, June 7 (Pride Shabbat) people serving themselves food

A great way to end the week with friends & food. RSVP here!

Services at 6:00 pm
Food served immediately after (around 6:45 pm)

We will start with Kabbalat Shabbat Service in the sanctuary, followed by a vegetarian potluck dinner.
(No fish please. Dairy and eggs are okay.)

Join us for one or both.

Monthly Family and Tot Shabbat Services 

Saturday, ​March 9
upcoming: Apr 13, May 11, June 1
11:00 am

Join us for a monthly Shabbat morning service for kids and their families (siblings of all ages are invited to join)!

Community Kiddush  following the services at about 12:00 pm in the social hall.

Tot service (best for ages 4 and under) and family service (best for ages 5+) will take place concurrently. Both services begin at 11:00 am.

Family services in the Social Hall (on the Main Entrance level) follow the order of a Shabbat morning service. We will learn parts of the liturgy, introduce the weekly Torah portion, and chant some of it too.

Tot services in the Chapel (on the Lower level) celebrate Shabbat with all the essentials: songs, movement, plush Torahs, and story time. Come to introduce the youngest members of your family to Shabbat services and connect with other families at TBB.

Rabbi Eliana will alternate which service she is leading; March 9, Rabbi Eliana will be leading the tot service (best for ages 4 and under)

Israeli Dancing

Sunday, April 7
12:30-1:30 pm

Israeli Dance is a cross of Middle Eastern dance steps with music and styles from all over the world. Learn traditional and modern moves with expert instructors.

All are encouraged to join in regardless of dance background, no experience required! Instruction will be geared for kids, all are welcome.

TBB Families Working Group Meetings

The Working Group meets virtually the first Monday of the month from 8:15-9:00pm. We send out a Zoom link before the meeting.

Congregation B'nai Brith Children's School (CBBCS)

CBBCS strives to create an environment that nurtures students' sense of who they are as people and as Jews — in a warm environment that welcomes their families as active participants in our Jewish community. Students study Jewish holidays, tikkun olam (social and environmental justice), culture, music, arts, prayer, Hebrew and Torah, while creating lasting friendships in a supportive school community. Learn more at cbbcs.org.

 

 

 

 

Past Events

Big Kids Movie Night
featuring The Mitchells vs. The Machines (PG)

Havdalah, pizza, popcorn, movie, and more!

Movie Night is open to all 4th-7th graders in the TBB community; enrollment in the Children's School is NOT required.

What Would You Like to See at TBB?

The TBB Families Working Group is working to build up ​a warm and welcoming community for kids of all ages and their grown-ups.

Have ideas? Want more info? New to TBB and want to say hi? Email tbbfamilies@gmail.com.

 
Family events and family Shabbat services made possible by CJP Community Impact Grant funds.

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