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Young Families

Beth El Babies programming is targeted towards families with children ages 0-3. Older siblings are always welcome. We meet either at Beth El or offsite to socialize, support one another, and learn more about what the Beth El community has to offer young families. For more information and to be added onto our email list, contact Dvora at

Upcoming Events


Parent & Me Yoga
Sunday, November 17
10:00am - 12:00pm

Find your balance with your little ones, and have fun stretching and moving together in a gentle environment. Ms. JuJu of Beginner’s Mind will lead us in exercises of focus, balance, and mindfulness. Snacks and schmoozing to follow. Please register here by November 10

Please contact Dvora at with any questions. 


Thursday, December 12

5:30 pm - Hanukkah Story read by Author, Marsha Berneger
A Dreidel in Time: A New Spin on an Old Tale A Hanukkah story session with the author for our
children and their parents. Devorah and Benjamin are excited to open their Hanukkah present, but it’s only an ugly old dreidel. It’s a big disappointment, until it transports them
out of their hometown to join the Maccabees!

Author Marcia Berneger is a retired teacher who lives with her husband and three crazy dogs. She taught both first and second grade, as well as special education. She currently teaches Torah school, in addition to her volunteer work in classrooms, libraries, and with various fundraisers. She lives in San Diego.

6:00 pm - Hanukkah Themed Dinner & Learning Activities
Following a symbolic candle lighting and holiday songs we enjoy a festive Latke Dinner

6:30 pm - Hanukkah at Home:
Giving Our Children the Gift of Meaning. Before enjoying Hanukkah this year, take this opportunity to join with Rabbi Shulman and discover meanings to teach our children from the story of Hanukkah.

6:30 pm - Hanukkah Crafts and Activities
Get in the Hanukkah mood with Olive Oil Tasting, Hanukkah crafts, cards to decorate for homebound seniors, a Festival of Lights Yoga session, and delicious donuts & Hanukkah treats.

Our Judaica Shop will be open and olive oil from We Olive, as well as the book A Dreidel in Time, will be available for purchase for your Hanukkah gifting needs.


 Young Family Shabbat

Friday, December 6                                                                                                                                                                            
Young Family Shabbat is a musical half hour of song and story for our youngest children and their families. We meet in the Stone Family Sanctuary for family-friendly prayer and activities before a dairy/pareve potluck Shabbat dinner. We will celebrate birthdays, friendship, and Shabbat together.

Upcoming Sessions: November 1, December 6, 2019, January 3, February 7, March 6, 2020. 


Related image Young Families Cooking Series 

Young families will have a great time making delicious creations together during this 3-part cooking series. Kids will learn to be involved in the kitchen and the whole family will enjoy the results! Classes will be led by Zohar Cohen of Dream Delicacies.

$12 per family per session. RSVP for each session below:

  • January 12, 2020 - Healthy Desserts: Who said desserts can't be both yummy and healthy? Come and learn how to make nutritious, tasty desserts with surprising ingredients that both kids and adults will love. Register here for cooking class #1 
  • January 26, 2020 - Calling all chocolate lovers to come and create magical desserts, that are easy and impressive! Register here for cooking class #2
  • February 9, 2020 - Happy Birthday for the Trees! Celebrate Tu B’Shevat with a special dessert class featuring the holiday’s symbolic foods.  Register here for cooking class #3
Wed, November 20 2019 22 Cheshvan 5780