Children’s Activities

Mini Cheder at Beth Israelpurim graphic

Our first Jewcrew Kidsclub (offical name TBD) was great fun. We read books, played games, learned some Hebrew words, and celebrated Tubishvat by each planting our own parsley seeds, which will hopefully grow just in time for the Pesach seder!

All Jewish families/kids are welcome to our next gathering Saturday, March 9 from 2-4pm at the synagogue. This time we will be celebrating PURIM. Please come in costume as a character from the Purim story (or as anything at all and we’ll find a way to fit you into the story. 🙂 ) Future gatherings will take place one Saturday a month from 2-4 pm at the Synagogue. Dates will be confirmed asap. If you have any questions, ideas, or would like to help out, please be in touch with Ziysah or Corinne at


Monthly Children’s Program Begins

Starts:  Saturday,  January 19th, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Where:  Beth Israel Synagogue

The first meeting of the BIS kids program will take place Saturday, January 19 from 10 am-noon, and will feature learning about the holiday of Tubishvat.

This monthly get-together will be a chance for children and families to share space, learn about Jewish culture and holidays, sing songs, and also learn a bit of Hebrew. All are welcome to contribute ideas and teaching at future gatherings.

All Jewish children and their caregivers are welcome. The program is geared to all children under bar/t mitzvah age. 

Please contact Ziysah or Corinne at if you have questions or ideas or would like to help out in some way.

The success of this initiative depends on you.  We saw clearly at the Chanukah celebrations that once again (and for the first time in many years), we have in the Peterborough area a good number of young Jewish children or children with Jewish family connections.  What a great way to get together with families like yours, for adults to meet and for kids to get to know each other and participate together in fun learning activities.  Mark you calendar and be there with your kids – grandparents welcome.  Support this very worthwhile initiative.

Our community includes several families with young children. We do our best to make shul events relevant for children, by including crafts, play space, and age-appropriate activities.

We also organize our own informal get-togethers, especially during Jewish holidays.

Saturday June 11 – Children’s Song Fest At Beth Israel

Begins:  10:00 a.m.

Come one, come all this Saturday June 11 at 10 am to Beth Israel Synagogue for a morning of Hebrew Song. Dr. Dan will be teaching songs new and old; this event is directed towards families with children, but all are welcome. Coffee/tea and juice and munchies will be provided.  Song sheets will be also be provided.

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