Programs for 3 Mo. to 2 Years

Learning Together
In Person

Learning Together

For children 6 – 36 months (and their grownups)

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.

In Person

Summer Family Shabbat Together

For children ages 0-4 and their grown-ups

We’ve got all the ingredients for a fun-filled evening, including age-appropriate crafts, stories and songs to get you in the Shabbat spirit, and plenty of pizza and snacks for everyone. Our Shabbat dinners are a great way to celebrate Shabbat before bedtime, connect with your community and meet new friends.

Includes playtime on our brand-new roof top playground! (Weather Permitting)

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Members: Free
Non-members: $10 per grownup and child

In Person

PJ Library 18th Birthday Bash

For children ages 0-4 and their grown-ups

To celebrate 18 years of PJ Library, Sholom Sprouts is hosting a festive birthday bash!

Join us for a musical Shabbat morning service with Rabbi Ben Spratt and Rebecca Schoffer of 92NY Shababa followed by a book festival showcasing some of PJ Library’s favorite storybooks. And what’s a birthday without a party? We’ll cap off the morning with a fun celebration!

9:00 – 11:00 AM

Free for all

In Person

Shavuot Ice Cream Havdalah

For children ages 0-4 and their grown-ups

Join us for a Havdalah singalong in honor of Shavuot that marks the giving of the Torah! There will be pizza, sweet treats, Torah-themed crafts and playtime in our brand-new terrace and outdoor play space.

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM


In Person

Summer Sessions for New Moms

a drop-in series hosted by Sholom Sprouts for parents with a child aged 0 to 6 months. Babies are welcome and encouraged!

These weekly drop-in summer sessions offer a warm and familiar space to discuss the joys and challenges of new motherhood. Each week includes a focus on a range of topics from changing bodies to evolving relationship dynamics to creating family rituals. Our conversation is grounded in Jewish values, and open to all. Join us for some much-needed social time and let’s navigate this journey together! Led by Rabbi Juliana Karol and Jessica Adducchio, LMSW.

• Session 1 (6/18): New Motherhood: The Highlights, Lowlights, Successes, and Challenges
• Session 2 (6/25): Discussing Feeding and Parenting Choices without Judgement
• Session 3 (7/9): Navigating Change: in our Bodies and in our Relationships, and Taking Care of Ourselves
• Session 4 (7/16): Back to Work vs Staying at Home: Deciding What Works Best for your Family

JUNE 18 & 25
JULY 9 & 16
1:00 – 2:30 PM


In Person

Sholom Sprouts New & Expectant Parents Brunch

For parents expecting children

New transitions can be made easier with community! Join other expectant parents for a free bagel brunch at Congregation Rodeph Sholom. Children are welcome.

This event is part of our Sholom Sprouts Baby programming. To learn more about our offerings for expectant parents and those with children under 1 year old, please click here.

Sholom Sprouts programming is open to members and non-members of Congregation Rodeph Sholom. For more information contact Lisa Schiff, Director of Sholom Sprouts, at or 646-454-3059.

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM


In Person

Singin’ Swingin’ Shabbat!

For children 0-4 years, siblings welcome • 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Begin your Saturday morning with a 25-minute sing-along filled with dancing, jumping and storytelling. Bring your appetite for bagels, kid-friendly nosh, and, of course, challah! You won’t want to miss playtime in our mini-gym and an art-based family activity themed to the Jewish calendar: paint your own mezuzah; build an edible sukkah; or decorate a tzedakah box — the fun is endless!

Pre-registration required.


In Person

Beginners at Rodeph Sholom School

For children who were born 9/1/2021 to 12/31/2021

Beginners at Rodeph Sholom School is an early learning program offered to children who are not yet enrolled in school, but are ready for a separated and more structured school experience.

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Email Debbie Semmel with questions