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FullSizeRender[1]Family programming is a cornerstone of Beth Tzedec Congregation. We offer a range of family programs designed to engage families of all ages, and to create experiences that enhance each family’s connection to Judaism and to community.

Little Thinkers

A new partnership program between Beth Tzedec Congregation and Robbins Hebrew Academy, Little Thinkers is a program for tots ages 18 months and older.

Running on Tuesday through Friday, Stefanie Rakowski will inspire these little ones with art, games and gym time! Sessions take place from September to December and January to June, and tots and their caregivers are invited to join for one to four times a week.

This popular program fills up quickly so avoid disappointment and sign up your Little Thinker today. Click here to register for the Fall 2017 session.

If you would like any more information, please contact Michael Ferman at 416-224-8737 ext. 137 or mferman@rhacademy.ca.

Pre-Shabbat Music Class

Join Sara Borer and welcome Shabbat with a 45 minute music class featuring Shabbat songs and blessings, ẖallah, grape juice and lots of fun.

Sara is a singer, mom of three, music therapist and former camp counselor. Fluent in both English and Hebrew, she brings great warmth and creativity to her work with children and their parents.

The class runs on Fridays from 10:30-11:15am and is for children ages 0 to 3 with a parent, grandparent or caregiver.

To register or find out more, email Avital or call her at 416-781-3511.


Li’l Minyans is for children up to age 5 and their parents and an opportunity to spend a fun and educational Shabbat morning with your kids. Drop off your children for our nursery program, then come back and join us at 10:45 a.for Li’l Minyans, a new 45-minute interactive service that will include age-appropriate davening, singing, storytelling, healthy snacks and guided play.

Our popular Monthly Family Service is an abridged Shabbat service that is family friendly and includes large amounts of child participation. It is led by Daniel Silverman, our Director of Education and Family Programming. Following the service, there is a tasty luncheon with plenty of time for kids to play and parents to socialize.

Throughout the year, there are a number of Family Friday Night Dinners where families can experience a wonderful Kabbalat Shabbat service followed by a kid friendly Shabbat dinner. It is an experience not to be missed!


At Beth Tzedec, there are lots of opportunities for families to celebrate and mark the holidays together. On the High Holidays, we offer a Family High Holiday Service that allows parents and children to worship together. Some of the year’s holiday highlights include the Annual Family Sukkah Hop, the Purim Carnival and our H̱anukkah celebration.