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 2017-2018 (10:00am):

October 21, 2017
November 11, 2017
December 9, 2017
January 13, 2018
February 17, 2018
March 10, 2018
April 14, 2018
May 12, 2018
June 16, 2018

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 and songleader Sydney, with “special appearances” by Rabbi Abraham and Cantor Sharlein.

September 21, 2017 at 9:00am – Rosh Hashanah Children’s Service
September 30, 2017 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 teacher and Temple Sholom member Julie Friedman along with our High Holy Day songleader Sydney.

September 22, 2017 at 11:00am – Second Day Pray & Play

Holiday Programs

October 6, 2017 – Sukkot Farm Visit
December 17, 2017 – Light Up the World Chanukah Social Action Program
March 17, 2018 – Pre-Passover Pajama Party
May 21, 2018 – Post-Shavuot Ice Cream 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 3, 2017
February 9, 2018
March 9, 2018
May 11, 2018