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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.


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.

We look forward to meeting you soon! 

Tot Shabbat


Pop Up Tot Shabbat

Friday, November 6 from 10:00am to 10:45am

Join us for song, story and fun with Rabbi Greene & Song Leader Toby Pechner!

We plan to be outside so please dress for the weather, wear a mask and bring a blanket to sit on. Leave with a fun bag of do-it-at-home Shabbat supplies!

Cost is $10 per family.

Registration is required. Space is limited. Please click here to register.




Tot Shabbat-YouTube

Check out our Totally Terrific Tot Shabbat archives for your favorite Tot services and stories.


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 HERE.

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. 

Thu, October 22 2020 4 Cheshvan 5781