Sholom Sprouts at Congregation Rodeph Sholom
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Sholom Sprouts at Congregation Sholom Classes for Infants and Toddlers

“Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, ‘grow, grow.’”

–Talmud

Sholom Sprouts is Congregation Rodeph Sholom’s 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.

Sholom Sprouts is engaging, enriching and based on Jewish themes and values. We offer programs in a new, beautifully renovated space designed especially to welcome families with young children.


Parent Testimonial–

“Sholom Sprouts has been an incredible way of staying connected to Judaism and Jewish traditions. My kids have embraced and absorbed Jewish songs and rituals in the initial years of their lives because of this amazing program!”

–Laura Boucai

Come and experience the magic of Shabbat at Congregation Rodeph Sholom! We have something for everyone!

Singin’ Swingin’ Shabbat

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

Join us virtually via Zoom. Click here for more information.

Every Saturday, 9:00–9:45 AM

Rabbi Greg with the Torah

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.

Sholom Sprouts Shabbat Dinner and Singalong

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!)

Save these dates for 2020/2021:
Nov 6, Dec 4, Mar 19, Apr 9, May 7, and Jun 4

3–5-Year-Old Shabbat Experience (follows Singin’ Swingin’ Shabbat)

1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, 9:30–10:15 AM
***will return in the Fall 2020***

Join us for elevated art and social justice projects based on Jewish values, holidays and Torah stories.

*No pre-registration required

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Enroll your sprout in one of our many classes for children and their grownups at Congregation Rodeph Sholom!

Learning Together

(for kiddos 12–24 months and their grownups)
15-class sessions
$700 for members/$800 for non-members

Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and playtime in our mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Thursday/Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. For more information, email Lisa Schiff at lschiff@crsnyc.org.

We are planning for in-person classes, capping at 6 participants and prioritizing the health and safety of our families at every step. For more information, please reach out to Lisa at lschiff@crsnyc.org.

Learning Together Classroom

 

 


Fall 2020

12–18-Month-Olds (and their grownups)

Fridays, 11:15 AM–12:15 PM
Sept 25–Jan 22 (skipping Nov 27, Dec 25, Jan 1)

SOLD OUT
To be added to the waitlist, please email Lisa Schiff here.

16–24-Month-Olds (and their grownups)

Tuesdays, 9:30 AM–10:30 AM
Sep 22–Jan 12 (skipping Dec 22, 29)

SOLD OUT
To be added to the waitlist, please email Lisa Schiff here.



Thursdays, 10:15 AM–11:15 AM
Sep 24–Jan 21 (skipping Nov 26, Dec 24, 31)

SOLD OUT
To be added to the waitlist, please email Lisa Schiff here.

Fridays, 9:00 AM–10:00 AM
Sep 25–Jan 22 (skipping Nov 27, Dec 25, Jan 1)

SOLD OUT
To be added to the waitlist, please email Lisa Schiff here.



baby playing maracas outside

Wee Jam Sholom Outside

(for children 4–12 months old)
3 Wednesdays
$120 for members/$135 for non-members

Wednesday mornings rock with Wee Jam Sholom—a fun and interactive singalong with a Jewish twist led by acclaimed songleaders from Tkiya. Each session is packed with singing, stories and more! Each child will receive their own shaker and bubbles to use for the class. This class will take place outside with all physical distancing measures followed and registration will be capped at 8 grownup-and-child pairs. We hope to see you there!


 


Fall Sessions

3 Wednesdays, 11:15 AM–12 PM
September 30, October 7, and 14
SOLD OUT If you would like to be placed on a waitlist for this session, please email Lisa Schiff here.

3 Wednesdays, 12:15 PM–1 PM
September 30, October 7, and 14
Register for Fall 2020

3 Wednesdays, 11:15 AM–12 PM
October 21, 28, and November 4
SOLD OUT If you would like to be placed on a waitlist for this session, please email Lisa Schiff here.

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Sholom Adventures

A twice-monthly program for Pre-K–2nd Graders

Join us at CRS for our Sholom Adventures program. Through lively discussions, creative projects, and engaging activities, these programs foster students’ wonderings and curiosities about themes and values in Judaism.


 


Bi-monthly, beginning October 8th
Thursdays, 3:30 PM–4:30 PM

Learn more & Register for Fall 2020

kids playing outside

Shabbat Arts Workshop

(for 3–5-year-olds and their grownups)

Join us after Singin’ Swingin’ Shabbat for a special arts workshop designed just for 3–5-year-olds and their families! We’ll meet outside and work with a professional art teacher to create sun catchers, hear a Shabbat story, sing, and more! This free offering will take place outside with all physical distancing measures followed. Registration will be capped at 7 families. One grownup per child/children please.


 


Saturday, November 14, 10:00 AM–10:45 AM

Sign up for this session

Saturday, November 21, 10:00 AM–10:45 AM

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What’s a holiday without music, friends, and fun? Come to one, come to some, come to all.

Ages 0–5, except where otherwise noted

HHD 5781

High Holy Days 5781

The High Holy Days are such a special time of the year to share with your little Sprout. We have lots planned for the holidays, and we can’t wait to share it with you. Stay tuned for more info!

Erev Rosh Hashanah
Sep 18

Rosh Hashanah
Sep 19

Rosh Hashanah II
Sep 20

Kol Nidre
Sep 27

Yom Kippur
Sep 28

Erev Sukkot
Oct 2

Sukkot
Oct 3

Erev Simchat Torah
Oct 10

Simchat Torah
Oct 11

These holidays have passed, but there’s always next year!

Chanukah || Tu B’Shevat || Purim || Passover


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Why should kids have all the fun? Come and learn with us, make new friends and more!

(Virtual) New Moms Group

(0–16 weeks)

Led by Rabbi Juliana Karol and Hannah Lavan, LMSW, this group will meet weekly to discuss what is relevant to you—recovery from childbirth, bottle- and breastfeeding, and the anxieties and pleasures of these early days during this unsettling time. Our conversation is grounded in Jewish values, but is open to all. Enjoy some social time and a safe space to discuss new motherhood. Let’s navigate this journey together.


 


Fall

6 Tuesdays, 1:00 PM–2:30 PM
Nov 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8, 15
$150 for members/$180 for non-members

Register for Fall 2020

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Come Grow With Us!

 

Director, Sholom Sprouts

Lisa Schiff is an experienced Jewish educator with an expertise in early childhood family education. Lisa has been with our congregation for 5 years and lives on the Upper West Side with her husband David and their children Shayna and Ari. You can reach out to Lisa and learn more at lschiff@crsnyc.org.

Associate Rabbi

Rabbi Greg Weitzman has a lot of experience working in both formal and informal Jewish education. He spent fifteen summers at Eisner Camp as a camper, counselor, songleader, and Education Director. Rabbi Weitzman lives in Manhattan with his wife Ashley, their daughter Eden, their son Jonathan, and their Golden Doodle, Chewbacca. You can reach Rabbi Greg at rabbiweitzman@crsnyc.org.

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