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families with young children

We always have something happening with North Shore Congregation Israel for families with children ages birth to 7 years, and all activities are open to the community. Our interactive happenings introduce young children to the celebration of Jewish life. We host our social gatherings both around town and in our beautiful synagogue space. Whether you have already joined NSCI or are searching for your synagogue, come to one of our many opportunities for young families to play, pray and socialize together. See below for our upcoming events.

If a weekly Jewish experience is what you seek for your young one, please find out more below about our fun and dynamic religious school class for preschoolers which is open to the community. Our religious school meets weekly with children from preschool to 12th grade. Learn about our mission by grade here to understand our innovative and engaging approach to Jewish learning and living.

Click here to view our 2019-2020 Families with Young Children Program Guide. 

We look forward to meeting you soon! 

New Parents Connect- Suburban Edition
Newborns and their parents, 0 to 6 months

Welcome to parenthood. Connect with other local parents and their babies while exploring topics relevant to your new life. Our sessions include experts presenting information on Jewish ritual, infant and child development, speech development, sleep (or lack of!) and changing family dynamics.

For more information contact Susan Ellenby. This program is made possible by a grant from jBaby Chicago, a program of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. Register here.

Upcoming Events


We are excited to announce another option for Jewish early childhood education on the North Shore. The Childrenz Center, a non-profit Jewish preschool, will be leasing space from North Shore Congregation Israel beginning summer 2019. The Childrenz Center is an independent entity from NSCI. We welcome the opportunity to be a resource to the community by leasing our space to them. The school offers programs for children 16 months (mom-and-tot) through pre-kindergarten.  
More information can be found on their website

PJ Library has come to North Shore Congregation Israel.   
Click here to learn how to receive free, high-quality Jewish children’s books and music for your 6-month to 12-year-old child. 

URJ Resources for Families with Young Children.      
Click here to view this valuable guide. 
Looking forward to connecting with you. 

Tue, October 15 2019 16 Tishrei 5780