Toddler Programming

Virtual Toddler Programming During COVID

With Liz Rios and musical guest appearances from Rabbi Rohde

During COVID-19, we have continued to provide high quality virtual toddler programming, free of charge.

Remember to register here for each session you attend, so that Liz knows you’ll be there!

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Shabbat and Holiday Child Care

On Shabbat and holiday mornings, starting at 10:00 am, there is a playgroup for children up to age four. Supervised by Liz Rios and her attentive staff, the children enjoy themselves with toys, books, an indoor jungle gym, and more. Liz and Shanade lead the children in song and stories. At 11:00 am, there is circle time featuring a Tot service.

An adult must accompany any child under two years old. Childcare is available every Shabbat, even during the summer months.

Weekday Toddler Program

Shearith Israel’s popular Toddler Program is held twice a week for children aged 16-34 months with an adult caregiver. The program focuses on learning colors and shapes, creating arts and crafts, singing songs, exploring Jewish holidays, music and more.  There is an opportunity for the caregivers to support the children’s activities, and there are times when the teacher encourages them to sit on the side and observe while the children manage on their own.

We have a one day option but we strongly recommend two days which gives more continuity to the program; it allows the child to be more aware of themes that continue for several sessions and also to see familiar faces on a regular basis.

We offer a 20% sibling discount when two or more siblings participate at the same time. We warmly welcome both synagogue members and non-members to register.

Virtual Toddler Summer Program

For ages 16-34 months.  Caregiver attendance required.

Swimming, Crafts, Music, Play and More….

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am

The Shearith Israel Toddler Summer Camp has been serving the community since the summer of 1999. Our beautiful Fidanque Youth Room is equipped with all new furniture, gear, and toys. Children can move around freely and safely as they socialize with other children on a regular basis. 

During our summer session, weather permitting, we enjoy outdoor time with small wading pools outside on our Portico “beach.” There is time for play, craft projects, exercises, saying berakhot (blessings), snack, stories, music and more. There is an opportunity for the caregivers to support the children’s activities and there are times when the teacher encourages them to sit on the side and observe while the children manage on their own.

Note that there is a one-day option, but we strongly recommend two days which gives more continuity to the program; it allows the child to be more aware of educational themes that continue for several sessions and also to see familiar faces on a regular basis.

We offer a 20% sibling discount when two or more siblings participate at the same time. We warmly welcome both synagogue members and non-members to register.

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2 West 70th Street
New York, NY 10023
212-873-0300
info@shearithisrael.org
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