Welcome Parents!

Netivot Shalom is a congregation that truly welcomes all ages with great excitement and delight! We offer special programs during Shabbat for children and families.

Shabbat B’Yachad

For families with children age five and under, Shabbat B’Yachad meets on the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 11:00 – 12:00 in the preschool room on the first floor. Led by Alexandra Diamant, Shabbat B’Yachad is a chance for children and families to feel welcomed and share the warmth of Shabbat while engaging in developmentally appropriate Tefilah (prayer). Each session features a story inspired by the week’s Torah reading followed by a light and healthy snack. For more information, please contact Alexandra Diamant at sby@netivotshalom.org.

Supervised Childcare

We offer supervised childcare every Shabbat staffed by a professional educator and junior high and high school students starting at 10 am in the preschool room. Snacks will be provided.

Weekly Shabbat programming and learning for kids in K-5th grade include games, theater, yoga, and other embodied practices reflecting the weekly Torah portion, Jewish month, and season.

*Please introduce yourself and your child(ren) to staff before leaving them in our care.

Guidelines

Please follow these guidelines to ensure that we protect the safety of each child, respect our spiritual home’s physical needs, and allow all of us to share the joy of Shabbat:
    • Children under bar mitzvah age should either be with their parents or at one of the above programs or childcare locations.
    • No children are allowed in the next door Berkeley School playground without being supervised by youth engagement staff or a designated adult.
    • All areas must be cleaned up and all games and toys returned to their proper locations.