Sholom Sprouts

Sholom Sprouts

Sholom Sprouts

Congregation Rodeph Sholom’s newest initiative for young children and the grown ups who care for them!
Offered in our beautifully renovated fifth floor, we welcome you into our vibrant Jewish community through Shabbat and holiday celebrations, music, art, and fun for the whole family.
Registration for Summer 2019 classes is now open!


Shabbat and Play

(for children 4–12 months and their grownups)

Sing, dance, and play your way into Shabbat! Using music, stories, hands-on playtime in our mini gym and weekly visits from our clergy, this class will introduce your baby to the joy and spirit of this special time of the week.

Spring Session

Fridays, 11:00–11:45 AM
Session 4: May 17, 24, 31, Jun 7, 14

Cost: $200 for members/$225 for non-members

Register for Spring 2019

Summer Session

Fridays, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
June 28, July 12, 19, 26, August 2 (skipping July 5th)

Cost: $200 for members/$225 for non-members

Register for Summer 2019

Fall Session

Fridays, 11:00 – 11:45 AM
Session 1: Sep 27; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25
Session 2: Nov 1, 8, 15, 22; Dec 6 (skipping Nov 29)

Cost: $200 for members/$225 for non-members

Register for Fall 2019

Maccabees in Motion

(for children 12–18 months and their grownups)

Specially designed for you and your little Maccabee, this movement-based class will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick, and play. Taught by a Jewish Educator and an experienced instructor from Super Soccer Stars Kick and Play along with puppet friends, Mimi and Pepe, we’ll take you through a soccer experience combining Jewish concepts with exciting physical activity—come have a blast!

Summer Session

Wednesdays, 11:15 AM–12:00 PM
June 26, July 3, 10, 17, July 24

Cost: $200 for members/$225 for non-members

Register for Summer 2019

Fall Session

Thursdays, 11:15 AM–12:00 PM
Session 1: Sept 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24
Session 2: Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, Dec 5 (skipping Nov 28)

Cost: $200 for members/$225 for non-members

Register for Fall 2019

Baby and Me Infant Yoga

(for children 6 weeks–6 months)

From asana to ahavah (love), tree pose to Torah, this unique class combines yoga, play, and Jewish concepts. Taught by experienced instructors from Karma Kids Yoga. All levels encouraged.

Fall Session

Wednesdays, 11:30 AM–12:15 PM

Session 1: Sept 25, Oct 2, 16, 23, 30 (skipping Oct 9)
Session 2: Nov 6, 13, 20, Dec 4, 11 (skipping Nov 27)

Cost: $200 for members/$225 for non-members

Register for Fall 2019

PJ Library Drop-in Story Time

(for children 2 and under and their grownups)

Tuesdays, 12:00–12:45 PM (except Feb 19 and April 23)
Cost: Free; no registration necessary

Ongoing until June 11, 2019

PJ Library is known and loved for providing free Jewish children’s books to families across the world every month. Join us at this FREE weekly story time drop-in event, where we’ll read, sing songs, make friends—and begin a lifetime of loving books!

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For the Grownups

Jewish Parenthood

Tuesday, Jun 11 at 7:00 PM
Cost: FREE

Holy Jewish texts often highlight the negative and challenging aspects of parenthood—things like favoritism, sacrifice, or fighting. But reading between the lines yields much more wisdom. After all, we’ve been at this for millennia, and may have learned a thing or two! Using humor, Talmudic insight, and some old-fashioned common sense, Rabbi Greg Weitzman talks Jewish parenthood—and all that comes with it.

New Moms Group

Led by Rabbi Juliana Karol with Hannah Lavan, LMSW, this group meets weekly to discuss what is relevant to you—recovery from childbirth, bottle and breastfeeding, and the anxieties and pleasures of these early days. Our conversation is grounded in Jewish values, but is open to all. Bring your newborn (0–16 weeks) and enjoy a nosh, some social time and a safe space to discuss new motherhood. Let’s navigate this journey together.


Tuesdays, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (4 sessions)
July 9, 16, 23, 30

Cost: $100 for members/$120 for non-members

Register for Summer 2019


Tuesdays, 1:00 – 2:30 PM (6 sessions)
October 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3

Cost: $150 for members/$180 for non-members

Register for Fall 2019

New Dads Drop-in Get Togethers

(6 weeks–18 months)

Saturdays, 12:30 PM
Cost: FREE

May 11

While your baby gurgles, naps, and cries (we understand!) here’s your chance to share a casual Shabbat brunch and conversation with Rabbi Greg Weitzman and other new dads and their babies.

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Sholom Sprouts Shabbat Dinner and Singalong

Fridays, 4:30–6:00 PM
Dec 7, Feb 1, Mar 1, Apr 5, May 3
Cost: $10 per adult, kids are free
Pre-register here or pay at the door

Our new Friday evening Shabbat Dinner and Singalong feeds the whole family in every way. Conducted monthly by Rodeph Sholom clergy and a vibrant songleader from Tkiya, these family dinners allow you and your kids to get your Shabbat on before bedtime with songs, stories, and crafts. (Grown-ups even have their own special Kiddush—l’chaim!)

Singin’ Swingin’ Shabbat

(for children 0–5 years old and their grownups)

Every Saturday, 9:00–9:45 AM

Held in our beautiful new 5th floor chapel, this playful and joyous weekly Shabbat is especially for little ones. Come and dance, make a happy noise with Tkiya, meet other parents, and get to know our clergy.

Junior Junior Choir

(for Pre-k, K and 1st grade and their grownups)

Dec 7, Mar 8

The Junior Juniors sing at two of our Shir Chadash services during the year. Meet at 5:40 PM just before services begin. For more information, contact Cantor Shayna De Lowe at

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Holiday Celebrations

What’s a holiday without music, friends, and fun? Rodeph Sholom celebrates Jewish holidays with crafts, snacks, and activities guaranteed to make you smile! Come to one, come to some, come to all.

Ages 0–5, except where otherwise noted


Chocolate Seder

Thursday, Apr 18, 4:30–6:00 PM
Cost: $15 per family (Pizza dinner included)

Calling all young chocolate lovers! Take a sweet practice run designed to get your whole family excited about Passover. 4 cups of chocolate milk, 4 kinds of chocolate to taste, and an unlimited supply of fun. All ingredients will be nut-sensitive. Hope to see you there!

Pre-register here or pay at the door

Yom HaAtzmaut

(Pretend) Trip to Israel
Thursday, May 9, 4:30–6:00 PM


Ice Cream Celebration
Thursday, Jun 6, 4:30–6:00 PM

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For Children Ages 6 & Up

For those families with children 6+, we also offer:

Shir Chadash

(All Ages)

2nd Friday of the month, 6:00 PM
Through Jun 14

(December Shir Chadash is December 7 to coincide with our congregational Chanukah Latke Party.)

A lively, musical, song-filled service led by our wonderful cantors and clergy alongside our outstanding instrumentalists on keyboard, wind instruments and drums.

Junior Congregation

(6–13 years old and their grownups)

1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, 10:00–11:00 AM

Our clergy, a song leader, and your kids will rock through a Shabbat service that’s fun (and meaningful) for the whole family. Children lead prayers, chant Torah, and find their own voice in the Rodeph Sholom community; parents kvell, pray, chant, and sing.

The Children’s Choir

(2nd–6th grade and their grownups)

Rehearsals Monday at 6:00 PM (Except Holidays)
Through May 20

The Children’s Choir sings during the year at services and special concerts throughout NYC. For more information, contact Cantor Rebecca Garfein at

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