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Sholom Chaverim - Temple Sholom's Community for Families with Young Children


The name “Sholom Chaverim” reflects our belief that when children and their families come together for “age five and under” events at Temple Sholom, they truly become a community of friends.

Pray & Play

Once a month we join together for our flagship program, Pray & Play – an informal Shabbat experience geared toward birth through five-year-olds and their parents. Older siblings are always welcome. The morning incorporates music, storytelling, dance, and parachute-time to celebrate Shabbat together. After the worship experience, families join together for a bagel brunch, schmoozing, and free-play time. Pray & Play is free and open to all.

Here are the dates for Pray & Play 2018-2019 (10:00am):

October 20, 2018
November 3, 2018
December 8, 2018
January 12, 2019
February 9, 2019
March 9, 2019
April 6, 2019
May 11, 2019
June 8, 2019

High HolyDay Services

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Children’s Services weave stories, prayers, and engaging music for meaningful worship experience for families with children from birth through second grade. Children’s Services are led by long time service leader Michelle Shapiro Abraham with “special appearances” by Rabbi Abraham and Cantor Sharlein.

September 10, 2018 at 9:00am – Rosh Hashanah Children’s Service
September 19, 2018 at 9:00am – Yom Kippur Children’s Service

Second Day Pray & Play is modeled after Shabbat Pray & Play, but with a High Holy Day twist! It is led by songleader and teacher Shawn Fogel.

September 11, 2018 at 11:00am – Second Day Pray & Play

Holiday Programs

December 8, 2018 [10am-12pm] – Pray & Play Light Up the World (with a Chanukah social action twist!)
January 20, 2019 [4-6pm] – Tu Bishvat Banquet
April 13, 2019 [4-6pm] – Pre-Passover Pajama Party

Sholom Shabbat

Sholom Shabbat is a half-hour of joyful singing, for all ages, held prior to congregational dinners. After the dinner, families either go home for bedtime or stay for Shabbat services led by our Hebrew School students.

Here are upcoming dates for Sholom Shabbat (6:00-6:30pm): 

November 2, 2018
December 14, 2018
February 8, 2019
March 8, 2019

April 5, 2019

May 10, 2019

Tue, July 7 2020 15 Tammuz 5780