Shearith Israel Family Center

Creating strong Jewish families, by connecting home and community.

rejoice: • shabbat, holidays, and every day with innovative and hands-on programming that delights all five senses • our newest community members with Tiny Treasures build: • our book of traditions that will combine your family practices with a step-by-step guide to bringing Shabbat and holidays into your home • relationships with other families and memories with your children learn: • with our new program R&R: refill your tank and refresh your soul • with renowned speakers offering enriching seminars play: • at our 10th annual Truck Time • with your children by engaging in kids’ yoga, cooking and baking, singing and dancing, acting and painting serve: • in our partnership with Child Life, comforting and welcoming young patients and their families • in our partnership with the CSI Mitzvah Community

Mission: Creating strong Jewish families by connecting home and community.

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Severe weather this weekend could bring snow, ice and dangerous tornadoes

Shababa North folks: keep an eye on the weather. If you feel that it's unsafe to drive tonight, send us a message and we'll credit your dinner payment to the next event. We will still be there and celebrate Shabbat with whomever comes! Shabbat shalom and be safe.

Parts of the central U.S. will see dangerous storms, while record warm temperatures are in store for the Northeast.

[12/11/19]   Tomorrow at 10:45 in Fonberg: Our last session of Sing! in the series. Join us for a special Chanukah edition of joyful noisemaking and movement.

Hosted by Jenny Goldberg Birnbrey

[10/23/19]   If you don't have power and need a place to hang out with your kids, the Family Room at Shearith is open Mon-Thurs after 12pm and Friday after 10am.

An email will go out soon from Shearith with a complete list of relief and support opportunities. If you were affected in the storm, please be in touch with us so we can help you!

Join us this Friday! Playgroup is FREE!

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Woohoo!! Join us this Friday at the Levine ECC!

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[12/05/17]   This weekend in the Family Center:

Friday, 10:30am: Playgroup! Who would like to bring a snack?

Saturday, 11:00am: A special Shababa in honor of Rabbi Ari Sunshine's Installation

Join us!

[11/07/17]   This week in the Family Center:

Playgroup Plus
Friday, 10:30am, Family Room
Nosh, play, sing, connect.
RSVPs appreciated!

Shababa
Saturday, Fonberg Chapel
11:00am Mimosas (fruit and animal crackers for the kids I guess ;) )
11:15am Shabbat Celebration
12:00pm Lunch with the community
RSVPs appreciated!

Both of these events are FREE!

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Shababa

Time to sign up for Shababa! See you THIS [email protected]!

5:45pm Welcoming Shabbat
6:20pm Dinner

Register by clicking below:

shearith.org Celebrating Shabbat is more fun when we share it with the ones we love! Join us for an engaging, multi-generational Shabbat experience followed by a delicious Shabbat Dinner.

[09/05/17]   Join us for Playgroup this Friday at 10:30 in our beautiful Family Room and get ready to celebrate the 2nd birthday of someone very special!

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Have you seen our Family Center guide yet? It's your year-long passport to fun, love, and community!

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Olam Chesed Yibaneh עולם חסד יבנה, by Adamah Fellows Fall 2014

We're going to learn this tomorrow night at Shababa! Even the youngest among us can build worlds of lovingkindness.

from the album Release: Songs for Shmita

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I am SO EXCITED to share this with you!! Click, print it out, stick it on your fridge: this is the Family Center guide for the year. Can't wait to celebrate all 5778 long.

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Mariana Trench Once Again Named Worst Place To Raise Child

Happy Monday!

theonion.com NEW YORK—Parenting magazine released its annual list of the best and worst places to raise a child this week, once again naming the Mariana Trench—an undersea chasm located 36,000 feet beneath the western Pacific Ocean—as the leas...

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Family Center End of the Year Messy Party

This week in the Family Center:

MESSY PARTY rain check! Sunday, 4-6pm. Click below to register.

PLAYGROUP, Family Room, Friday 10:30-12. RSVPS make me 😁

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Vacation Or Trip? A Helpful Guide For Parents

Happy Summer, everyone!

huffingtonpost.com So, you're headed out on a family vacation this summer. Great news! But are you sure? Are you sure it's a vacation? You might want to think about that fo...

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Family Center End of the Year Messy Party

GOOD NEWS!

Our Messy Party is rescheduled for Sunday, July 9th! Click below to register.

Also, our Family Room is always open when you need an air-conditioned change of scenery. AND join us for Playgroup on Friday, June 23 and July 7, 10:30am-12:00pm.

**Did you know: Shearith offers FREE babysitting during Shabbat morning services 9:30-12 ALL YEAR ROUND?

Happy Summer!
Love,
Shira

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[06/04/17]   MESSY PARTY RAIN PLAN:

4pm: Screening of "Sing" in the incredible Pidgeon Theater (the Family Room will also be open for playtimes)

around 4:45-5pm: Pause movie to eat pizza and other treats

5:15-20pm: Resume movie

We will reschedule the messiness for later on in the summer; stay tuned!

[05/23/17]   This week in the Family Center:

Friday, May 26th, 10:30am: Playgroup

Coming up:

Sunday, June 4th, 4pm: Messy Party

Questions/RSVPs? [email protected]
See you there!
Love,
Shira

[05/15/17]   This week in the Family Center:

SHABABA | Saturday, May 20, Fonberg Chapel
11am: Coffee, fruit, mimosas
11:15am: Celebrate Shabbat, love, and family
12:00pm: Lunch with the community (play area and high chairs will be available)

We'll also celebrate the naming of Lindsay and Michael Cobert's daughter Zoe in Beck Sanctuary and again in Shababa! Mazal tov!

Coming up:

PLAYGROUP | Friday, May 26, 10:30am, Family Room
Thanks in advance to Saler and Orly for bringing snack!

MESSY PARTY | Sunday, June 5, Playground
4pm: Wear clothes you don't care about because you'll want to immerse yourself completely in the mud, soap, shaving cream, frozen goo, paint, and more.
5pm-ish: Once you've been hosed down and changed into dry clothes, come inside for pizza, dirt cake, and other treats

See you there-- comment here, PM or email me to RSVP!
Love,
Shira

[05/08/17]   This week in the Family Center:

PLAYGROUP | Friday, May 12, 10:30am, Family Room

Thanks in advance to Staci for bringing snack!

Coming up:

SHABABA | Saturday, May 20, Fonberg Chapel

11am: Coffee, fruit, mimosas
11:15am: Celebrate Shabbat, love, and family
12:00pm: Lunch with the community (with play area)

MESSY PARTY | Sunday, June 5, Playground

4pm: Wear clothes you don't care about because you'll want to immerse yourself completely in the mud, soap, shaving cream, frozen goo, paint, and more.
5pm-ish: Once you've been hosed down and changed into dry clothes, come inside for pizza, dirt cake, and other treats

See you there!
Love,
Shira

[05/07/17]   Thank you to the remarkable community who came together on Friday to celebrate Shabbat! We had an incredible turnout for our last Shababa of the programmatic year at Levine.

Want more? Join us for the last Shababa of the year at our South campus on Shabbat morning, May 20 at 11. As always, there will be a coffee bar... and MAYBE THERE WILL BE MIMOSAS!!

Shavua tov to all of my Shababa friends!
Love,
Shira

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Shababa

Coming up in the Family Center:

Friday, May 5th, 5:45pm: Our last Shababa of the year at Levine! Bubbie Bracha AND Little Tex (the sloth) will be there. Registration is required; click below.

Friday, May 12th, 10:30am: Playgroup in our gorgeous Family Room. Shmooze, play, sing, and nosh. Free/RSVPs appreciated.

Saturday, May 20th, 11:00am: Our last Shababa of the year at Shearith! Coffee and fruit at 11, celebrate shabbat at 11:15, lunch with the community at 12. Free/RSVPs appreciated.

Friday, May 26th, 10:30am: Playgroup! Free/RSVPs appreciated. Who wants to bring snack?

AND FINALLY...SAVE THE DATE:

Sunday, June 4th, 4:00pm: MESSY PARTY! Kick off summer with muddy, soapy, foamy, paint-y, gooey fun. Bring a change of clothes and an appetite for pizza, dirt cake, singing, and hanging out with Family Center friends.

See you soon!

Love,
Shira

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Family Center Second Night Seder

Coming up in the Family Center:

Saturday, April 9 | SHABABA, Fonberg Chapel

11:00-11:15am: Coffee bar and shmooze
11:15-11:45: Shabbat celebration for the whole family
11:45: Lunch

FREE, but please RSVP to Chantal [email protected] so we can prepare accordingly
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Tuesday, April 11 | FAMILY SEDER, Topletz Auditorium

4:00-6:00pm: Experience liberation from Egypt, sing, laugh, celebrate, and eat a delicious seder meal, all in under 2 hours!

RSVP by clicking below:

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Shearith Israel Family Center

This week in the Family Center:

Playgroup | Friday 10:30, Family Room

RSVP to Chantal or Shira. See you there!

[03/22/17]   This week in the Family Center:

Playgroup | Friday 10:30, Family Room

RSVP to Chantal or Shira. See you there!

[03/07/17]   This week in the Family Center:

PURIM!!

Join us Sunday morning, in costume, for our Purim Celebration and Extravaganza!

Brunch | 9:15am
Family Megillah Reading | 10:00
Followed by a Very Hogwarts Purim Celebration!

Shababa

This week in the Family Center:

Friday, 10:30, Family Room: Playgroup! Come nosh, sing, and hang out with other mamas and delicious children in our beautiful playspace. RSVP so we know to expect you!

Friday, 5:45, Levine Academy ECC: Shababa North! Celebrate with a 30-minute Shabbat experience for the whole family, followed by a delicious dinner. Click below to register:

shearith.org Celebrating Shabbat is more fun when we share it with the ones we love! Join us for an engaging, 30-minute, multi-generational Shabbat experience followed by a delicious Shabbat Dinner.

[02/20/17]   This week in the Family Center:

TINY TREASURES IS HERE!

This Shabbat:
11am: Coffee bar and shmooze
11:15am: Shababa, a beautiful Shabbat experience for the whole family
11:45am: Blessing of the Children, Beck Sanctuary
12:00pm: Community Luncheon

We are celebrating 18 new babies in our Shearith family! Come help us welcome them!

Have a wonderful week,
Shira

P.S. There will be no Playgroup this week. Please instead come on Shabbat to meet our Senior Rabbinic Candidate Ari Sunshine!

[02/13/17]   This week in the Family Center:

Havdalah and Movie Night! 2/[email protected]:45pm. Vote on the movie: Big Hero 6 or Trolls!

Coming up:

Shababa and Tiny Treasures 2/[email protected]. Welcome all the new babies who were born in 2016!
11am: Coffee bar, Family Room
11:15: Shababa, Family Room
11:45: Welcoming Ceremony, Beck Family Sanctuary
12:00: Festive lunch, Kaplan Auditorium

Love,
Shira

[02/08/17]   Hi friends!

We're getting excited for our Second Annual Family Retreat-- and as we begin to immerse in the details, I want to get a sense of interest!

WHEN: March 24-26
WHERE: Greene Family Camp
WHAT: A PJ Library co-sponsored weekend of fun and relaxation away from it all. A time to connect with other families. A shabbat to laugh, eat, sing, play, nap, snack, walk, breathe, and eat s'mores.

Pricing is VERY reasonable and we also offer support from the Family Center Fund if that makes things easier. Most of the families who went last year have already committed again! Will you join them? Do you have any questions? Any ideas you'd love to see? Get in touch!

Love,
Shira

[02/07/17]   This week in the Family Center:

Playgroup is back!! This Friday 10:30-12 in our amazing Family Room. Come for nosh, coffee, hanging out, and... meet our new sloth puppet friend, Little Tex! He was a big hit at Shababa on Friday night and can't wait to meet more friends and talk about Tu Bishvat. Playgroup is free and an RSVP is very much appreciated.

Save the Date:

Havdalah and Movie Night, February 18

Shababa and Tiny Treasures, February 25

[email protected], March 3

Purim, March 12

Second Annual Family Retreat, March 24-26

Watch your email for an e-blast with more information! Have a wonderful week. Love, Shira

Shababa

This week in the Family Center:

Friday, 5:45pm, Levine Academy ECC: SHABABA!! Bubbie Bracha will be there to help us welcome our new friend, a sloth who loves Shabbat! In Shababaland his name is Todah, but he needs help coming up with a name suitable for Texas-- he's thinking about Little Tex! Can you come and help him decide? Register by clicking below:

shearith.org Celebrating Shabbat is more fun when we share it with the ones we love! Join us for an engaging, 30-minute, multi-generational Shabbat experience followed by a delicious Shabbat Dinner.

Family Center Havdallah and Movie Night

Join us at 6:15 this Saturday night for Havdalah, Dinner, and a Movie!!

Kids: come in PJs, bring your pillows and sleeping bags, and make yourselves comfy in Pidgeon Theater for Pixar's beloved Ratatouille

Adults: come in whatever you want, join your kids for the movie, or hang out with other parents over pizza, popcorn, and beer

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[01/10/17]   Coming up in the Family Center:

This Friday: PLAYGROUP! 10:30-12
Nosh, play, and connect with other moms in our gorgeous Family Room.

Next Saturday: Havdalah and Movie Night!! 6:15-9
Come together again for our popular program that begins with a gorgeous Havdalah, and continues with pizza, snacks, and a movie in Pidgeon Theater. Parents can either join their kids or hang out with other parents (what?!) over beer and other drinks.

Please vote on the movie: Ratatouille --OR-- Kubo and the Two Strings

[12/13/16]   This week in the Family Center:

Playgroup, Friday @10:30 in our amazing Family Room!

See you there :)

[12/07/16]   This week in the Family Center: Shababa, this Shabbat morning in our Family Room!
11:00 Coffee and shmooze
11:15 Celebrate Shabbat with song and movement
12:00 Join the Shearith community for FREE lunch

RSVPs are not required, but very much appreciated :)

Upcoming Events Shababa - Congregation Shearith Israel

This week in the Family Center:

[email protected]: This Friday at 5:45pm! Join us in the Levine ECC for a 30-minute Shabbat celebration and a delicious dinner! Sign up here: https://shearith.org/calendar/shababa-triple-d-shabbat/

AND...

Playgroup!! This Friday, 10:30-12 in our Family Room! Come for coffee, fruit, music, and mama-time.

Can't wait to see you all there!

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[11/16/16]   Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate Fall and support the Family Center on Sunday!! The Fall Festival was wildly successful-- we raised more money than we projected, and 1200 folks came down to enjoy the festivities. Onward and upward!!

This week in the Family Center: Playgroup this [email protected]:30-12 in our Shearith Family Room!

Coming up: Shababa, Friday, December [email protected]:45pm, at Levine Academy!

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- Congregation Shearith Israel

Have your kids learned something from the Family Center? Have you connected with another family? Are you a grandparent and love to see how your kids are becoming more engaged with Jewish life and love?? Are you a member of the Shearith community and excited about our growing population of young families?

Consider becoming a Friend of the Festival; for just $180, you can show your support for the newest generation of Jews who love connecting with their Judaism and with one another.

Thank you so much for those of you who have already shown your support, and thank you in advance to everyone who will come out on November 13 for our new, pumped-up Fall Festival and Truck Time! See you then!
Love,
Shira

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Storyteller in Residence - Congregation Shearith Israel

Next Shabbat: we are lucky to host a wonderful teacher and storyteller as our scholar in residence. Join us for a beautiful Kabbalat Shabbat service and stay for dinner and stories.

Also: Playgroup is meeting tomorrow 10:30-12! Holla at me if you're coming!

Love,
Shira

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