Intergenerational Learning

Family Education

Funded in part by Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Family Education at Temple Ohabei Shalom has three principal objectives.
· to help congregants find those aspects of Judaism that are personally meaningful and inspiring to them;
· to strengthen family and community connections to Judaism;
· to encourage Jewish learning at all levels. We accomplish these objectives through formal educational programming and by providing support and Jewish resources to families on a one-to-one basis.
Family Education is an important part of tour curriculum because we realize that the home and the school are jointly responsible for a child’s Jewish education. Parallel learning for parents, along with shared family educational experience, is proven to be a tremendously effective tool toward positive Jewish identity-building that also form a bridge for parents and students into the world of life-long learning. Imagine comparing notes with your child about the class discussions you have in common. Imagine how many terrific Jewish memories you can build, sharing creative, interactive family programs (parents, students and teachers) during the school year!

All ages

Tot Shabbat

Joining us for Tot Shabbat (usually first Friday of the month) is a great way for you to get to know your community while celebrating Shabbat. Tot Shabbat service starts 5:45pm and also on select Saturday mornings at 11:00am. Enjoy a short, child friendly service and then settle in for a delicious community dinner — all are welcome!

Make sure to check our calendar for upcoming Tot Shabbat dates.  Feel free to contact Shari Churwin or call the Education Office at 617.264.2801 with any questions.

Shabbat B’yachad – Shabbat Together

Coffee CupShabbat B’yachad is a family worship service and community dinner that brings together our entire TOS family every month. A satisfying dinner for both children and adults follows our Tot Shabbat Service after which we join for family services featuring Ansin Religious School students with various classes and students taking lead roles with our Shabbat Band led by David Sparr. Mahkelah Youth Choir and the Adult Choir often add their voices in songful prayer.

Evening draws to a close chatting over coffee and dessert with old and new friends.  A wonderful way to catch your breath, greet the Shabbat Angels and start a stress free weekend. Relax! It’s Shabbat.

Upcoming Shabbat B’yachad Reservations (Event Brite Button)

TOS Annual Kallah and Family Retreat

The most anticipated of TOS calendar year is coming up on January 23rd-25th 2015!

There will be something for everybody – adults, families and children – during this amazing weekend of connections and friendships that will last a lifetime! All are welcome.

Early Bird registration rates are available until December 13th! Registration closes on January 5th, so don’t miss out. REGISTER NOW ON EVENTBRITE! For more information visit our TOS Kallah & Family Retreat page.