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1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe, IL 60022847.835.0724

Families with Young Children


We offer opportunities for young children and their families to celebrate holidays, learn about Judaism, have fun, and do mitzvot. Programming is planned to meet all the different ages and stages that exist in young childhood (0-5). Every program includes a range of activities to meet children where they are in their Jewish learning and abilities. Our Instagram @nscitots features activities and experiences you can do in your home, out in the community, and at NSCI


Who can come to our programming? Any family with a child 0-5. Events are open to the community! We welcome parents, grandparents and any other caring adults to accompany young children to our programming. 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!  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! In the meantime, check out our TOT Holiday resource page for everything printable and digital to entertain and teach your tot about the Jewish holidays.


Instagram- @NSCITots

A space to find Jewish activities and explorations for your homes, out in the community and at NSCI, for children zero through five and their families.

Tot Shabbat-YouTube

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


We are excited to offer another option for Jewish early childhood education on the North Shore. The Childrenz Center, a non-profit Jewish preschool, leases space from North Shore Congregation Israel. An independent entity, the Childrenz Center 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. 

Sun, May 28 2023 8 Sivan 5783