Beth El has a range of programs available for toddlers and their families.
Check the calendar for upcoming events!
During Simchat Tot, which takes place one Sunday morning per month, families with children age 4 and under are invited to join us for songs, stories, and craft projects. Simchat Tot is a relaxed, fun gathering. Each one explores a new Jewish theme. For more information, contact Amy Ripps.
The Annual Simchat Tot Havdallah in Pajamas is an (adorable) highlight of the year. We eat snacks, sing songs, read stories, and enjoy celebrating the end of Shabbat together.
Tot Shabbat and Family Services
We also regularly have Tot Shabbat services, geared for kids aged 4 and under, plus their parents. Family services are geared toward children in elementary school and their families. For more on Tot and Family services, check out our children’s services page.
Beth El Preschool
Beth El Preschool is a child-centered warm and wonderful Jewish preschool. Located in the main building, Beth El Preschool is open to the community at large – not just Beth El members. The Preschool features low teacher-student ratios, small classes, and loving and experienced educators. You can find more information about the preschool here.
PJ Library is quite simple. Each month Jewish children and their families receive a beautiful book about some aspect of Jewish culture or tradition.
In addition to the monthly books children receive, organizations also coordinate various family programs under the branding of PJ Library. The Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill, in partnership with Beth El Synagogue, Judea Reform Congregation, Kehillah Synagogue, and the Lerner Jewish Community Day School, is excited to bring this special gift to your home!