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Tot Shabbat for Families
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Temple Beth Shalom members, no RSVP necessary. Non-members, please RSVP (form to be linked soon).

Geared for families with children ages 0-5 (and grandparents), join us for a lively and engaging Tot Shabbat experience, which takes place in the Temple Beth Shalom sanctuary. Let's sing, pray, and connect together!


Havdalah in the Yard: Tot Family Program

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This Jewish Spark program focuses on connecting tot families (ages 6 and under) in the backyards of members. Rotating at different member homes around the greater Austin area, caregivers can schmooze, and kids can wiggle. Havdalah will frame the evening, but no prior knowledge or experience with Havdalah is required. When possible, our clergy will stop by to lead families in Havalah prayer and song. Feel free to bring PJ library books to swap, and snacks for your family to nibble. Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP for each month you’d like to attend.

Jewish Spark for Families is geared toward families with children ages 0-8 years old, with a focus on the unique needs and schedules of families.

Just as we feed our children's bodies with nourishing food, we must fill their Jewish souls with songs, rituals, and blessings. Our families get to know one another and the Temple Beth Shalom community during holiday celebrations and social gatherings throughout the year.

Your children will love being Jewish and you will make lifelong friends with other new parents! Our services are open to the community, including non-members!

Families of all ages and stages are welcome to attend our weekly Shabbat services, every Friday at 7:00 p.m. (you can attend in person by calling our office to RSVP, or livestream services from our website or view on YouTube). Through songs and prayers, it's a great opportunity for families to experience the joy of Shabbat together. See our Shabbat Guide for Parents for helpful information about observing Shabbat at every age and stage of childhood.

Interested in membership? Complete our Membership Inquiry Form for information about membership and congregational life.

For more information, or to be added to our monthly Jewish Spark for Families email list, please contact us.

Download Our Shabbat Kit for Families

Shabbat Guide for Parents

Shabbat Blessings

Shabbat Journal

Folded-Star Instructions

Coloring Sheets:

Temple Building


Temple Beth Shalom Name

Ritual Items



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