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Childrens Programs Institute


The Kids Shul

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Every Shabbat at 11:00 - 12:00


Chai Early Childhood

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Jewish Arts and Crafts

Monday, 4:30-5:30


Jewish Children's Library

Tuesday, 4:30-5:30


Kosher Mini Chefs

Wednesday, 4:30-5:30


Jewish Art Club

Thursday, 4:30-5:30



 Fall Schedule:



Curriculum A 

Spiritual Judaism


A survey and study of Judaism's Spiritual Mitzvot, including: Faith, Trust, Prayer, Repentance/Return, Torah Study, Love of your fellow, Love and fear of G-d and more.



6 Sundays - Sunday, May 18—Sunday, June 22

10:00 AM




Curriculum B

Heaven & Earth’s Two-Way Street

Mussar vs. Kabbalah/Chassidus: Two roads to self-improvement and spiritual advancement.

6 Sundays - Sunday, May 18—Sunday, June 22


11:00 AM


This class will be repeated on TUESDAY evenings at 7:00



Rosh Hashanah

The Torah designates the first day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei as the date on which we celebrate Rosh Hashana, the New Year. However, this is not the anniversary of the beginning of creation, for the Talmud teaches that the first day of creation was actually five days earlier on the 25th of Elul.

Nevertheless, we celebrate the new year on the sixth day of creation which is actually the day on which Adam, the first person, was created.

Getting a Head

The Jewish New Year is called "Rosh Hashana." If you know a little Hebrew, you might have a question about the name. Because the Hebrew word "rosh" means "head." So a literal translation of "Rosh Hashana" would be the "Head of the Year."

What's the significance of calling the New Year "Rosh Hashana?"


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