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For Young Families

Our Congregation offers many opportunities for young families to get involved.
From services to social events, there is something for everyone!

Events below are open to the public.
Older siblings are always welcome to participate!

Tot Shabbat – most 2nd and 4th Saturdays,
9:30 a.m. 

Rabbi Folberg, Rabbi Levy, and Cantorial Soloist Sarah Avner share the leading of our engaging Tot Shabbat services. This service, designed for children under 5, is filled with songs, stories, and sometimes even dancing. Following the service, we offer a snack, craft projects, and play time with other kids. 


PJ Havdalah– select Saturdays, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

These events are a partnerships between PJ Library & CBI and introduce Havdalah to our smallest worshipers (from six months to early elementary school age) in a fun atmosphere. One of our clergy team will be leading this program. Wear your pajamas and join us in Smith Auditorium for a potluck dinner, story, music, and short activity. We’ll end with a short Havdalah service to say goodbye to Shabbat. 


1st Friday Family Service and
Community Dinner

6:00 p.m.: Family Service
6:30 p.m.: Community Dinner (suggested donation of $10/adult or $5/child)
7:30 p.m.: Erev Shabbat Service

Join other families on the first Friday of the month (Sept-May) for a fun Shabbat service followed by a community dinner. The service is designed for children of elementary school age, but everyone is welcome! 

Unfortunately, our 1st Friday dinners have been canceled until it is safe to be in large groups.

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Torah Tots- Sundays (Sept-May), 9-11 a.m.

Learn about our religious school classes for 3 & 4 year olds!

Please contact Carly Cera, Director of Youth Education and Engagement, at, or 512 454-6806 to set up a time to talk on the phone or in person. We look forward to getting to know you and your kids!

You do not have to become a member of Congregation Beth Israel to attend our youth education program, although membership is strongly encouraged and welcomed.

Sat, October 24 2020 6 Cheshvan 5781