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Young Families

Our children are our future and as such we seek to instill in our children and families a sense of commitment to and excitement about Jewish life and history.

Our hope is to enable our children and families to understand the Jewish past while being inspired and empowered to create a Jewish life in the present — one that is committed to tikkun olam, repair of the universe. We want to challenge, inspire and energize young families with Jewish ideas and traditions while developing a lifelong love of Judaism and the study of Torah.

Register for Pre-K at TBE

The Pre-K is a class that meets every other week with early childcare educator Julie Hecktman.  In class, students will begin to explore the Jewish Holidays, Jewish Values and Jewish Community. We are so excited to dive into hands-on Art, Hebrew and Games too!

The Pre-K class will meet from 9:30-11:30 am on Sundays, beginning October 1, 2023.  The cost is $500 for the year.

Contact Laura Perpinyal with your questions:  847-205-9982 ext. 212 or

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Shabbat Yeladim

Shabbat Yeladim is a fantastic introduction to Temple for children ages 7 and younger (older siblings are welcome). The relaxing evening begins at 5:30 PM with a complimentary dinner followed by a 6:00 PM age-appropriate service. The worship experience includes singing, a story, and an introduction to basic prayers with Rabbi Helbraun and Cantor Kahan. The evening concludes with a brief craft project and Oneg so families have time to enjoy a relaxing Shabbat with friends and family and still be home in time for 7:30 PM bedtimes. This monthly program is typically the first Friday of each month, but please check our calendar for exact dates.

Family Shabbat Service Service

To engage our pre-B’nei Mitzvah children, we offer a monthly one-hour service designed for families with elementary school-aged children. The service starts at 6:00 PM and includes guitar music and singing, an age-appropriate story, and blessings for children celebrating birthdays that month. Our family services are typically at 6:00 PM on the 3rd Shabbat of each month, but please check our calendar for exact dates.

Family Holiday Services

We offer a variety of fun-filled, exciting celebrations throughout the year for both young families and the young at heart. These are just a few of our favorites:

  • Sukkot: family Sukkah decorating, dinner, and services
  • Simchat Torah: Kindergarten – 2nd grade consecration, family celebration, and dancing with the Torah
  • Hanukkah: storytellers, music programs, family candle lighting, family Hanukkah dinner
  • Purim: musical Purim spiel, famous youth group led Purim carnival where everybody wins!
  • Havdallah: occasional gathering for nosh, singing, storytelling, and a relaxing end to Shabbat with family and community


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