Temple Beth Miriam Children’s Program
Dear Families and Little Ones,
My name is Katharina Weiner and I am a member of Temple Beth Miriam with my husband Zachary and our nineteen-month-old son, Ezra.
We enjoy the welcoming and loving atmosphere of Beth Miriam, and are always excited to attend events and Shabbat services. When we attended the fabulous Rosh Hashana children’s service last year, we were amazed by how many children were part of it. We thought how wonderful it would be to have a children’s program for our little ones to meet other Jewish children, and for us parents to have a chance to get to know each other too.
I reached out to Rabbi Cy and as we discussed the many ideas and I decided to get it started!
A Shabbat experience for children ages 0-5 and their siblings. This will include story time, music, and arts & crafts. It is an opportunity for young members of our congregation and their caregivers to be part of an hour long Shabbat experience that is catered to their age. Toddlers can dance, run around, and have a fun religious experience on a Saturday morning. For some of you it might sound familiar, as you have attended the “Shabbat Together” experience a few years ago. We would love to have this back at our Temple.
“Lox and Little Ones”, a Jewish toddler-parent group with events throughout the year around Monmouth County. Meeting up for nature hikes, musical experiences, playground dates, and lots more! The ideas are infinite since we are living in an area that offers so much for all of us.
Tot Shabbat, a 30 minute musical Shabbat service for children 10 and under.
The first event we are planning is a Summer blessing for our children, followed by a Shabbat dinner. We are looking to have it in the beginning of Summer, and we would be excited if many of you would be part of it.
Also, you don’t have to be a member! Tell your Jewish friends and bring them to any of our events.
To really get started, I need your help. I would appreciate if you could fill out the short survey on the following page and mail it back in the enclosed envelope by March 6th.
Thank you and have a Happy Purim!