Programs by Name

Check out our full listing of programs below!

Baby Fingers Sign and Song

For children 4–12 months old

Learn American Sign Language through songs and play. Go home each week with new vocabulary and new tunes to enhance communication between you and your child with added focus on Judaic concepts, traditions, and holidays! Whether you intend to incorporate sign language in your life for the long term or simply during this pre-verbal/developing verbal time, watch in awe as your child discovers the world of language.

In Person

5 Wednesdays
June 29 and July 6, 13, 20, 27
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

$200 for members/$240 for non-members

Register Here

 

Beginners at Rodeph Sholom School

For children who were born 9/1/2019 to 12/31/2019

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.

In Person

Learn more

Email Debbie Semmel with questions

Chanukah

Chanukah starts on the 25th of Kislev, a month in the Hebrew calendar that usually falls within November or December. Also known as the Festival of Lights, the holiday celebrates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem following the Maccabean revolt against the Syrian-Greek army. The holiday takes place for eight nights and days, commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple.

Learn about this holiday

Learning Together

For children 12 – 30 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

Learn More & Register

Learning Together: Spring (12–22 Months Old)

And Their Grown-ups
In Person

THUR: Feb 3–May 26
Skipping Feb 24, Apr 21
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
$700 Members, $825 non-members

Register Here

Learning Together: Spring (16–24 Months Old)

And Their Grown-ups
In Person

SOLD OUT

FRI: Feb 4–Jun 3
Skipping Feb 25, Apr 15, 22
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
$700 Members, $825 non-members

Learning Together: Spring (16–24 Months Old)

And Their Grown-ups
In Person

SOLD OUT

FRI: Feb 4–Jun 3
Skipping Feb 25, Apr 15, 22
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
$700 Members, $825 non-members

Learning Together: Spring (22–30 Months Old) 1/week

And Their Grown-ups
In Person

SOLD OUT

THUR: Feb 3–May 26
Skipping Feb 24, Apr 21
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
$875 Members, $1,025 non-members

Learning Together: Spring (22–30 Months Old) 1/week

And Their Grown-ups
In Person

SOLD OUT

FRI: Feb 4–Jun 3
Skipping Feb 25, Apr 15, 22
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
$875 Members, $1,025 non-members

Learning Together: Spring (22–30 Months Old) 2/week

And Their Grown-ups
In Person

3 SPOTS LEFT

TUE & FRI: Feb 1–Jun 3
Skipping Feb 22, 25, Apr 15, 19, 22
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
$1,750 Members, $2,050 non-members

Register Here

Learning Together: Spring (22–30 Months Old) 2/week

And Their Grown-ups
In Person

1 SPOT LEFT

TUE & THU: Feb 1–May 26
Skipping Feb 22, 24, Apr 19, 21
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
$1,750 Members, $2,050 non-members

Register Here

Learning Together: Summer (16-26 months)

And Their Grown-ups
In Person

THU: June 30 and July 7, 14, 21, 28
9:30 – 10:30 AM

SOLD OUT: EMAIL LISA SCHIFF TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITLIST

Maccabees in Motion

For children 16 – 24 months

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! This class will take place in Central Park and capped at 8 grownup and child pairs. We hope to see you there!

In Person

Wednesdays from 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM 

Session 1: APR 6, 13, 27
Session 2: MAY 4, 11, 18
Session 3: JUN 1, 8, 15

Members: $120 members / Non-members: $140

Register Here

My Sholom Adventure

For children 3-years-old

A drop off opportunity for 3-year-olds incorporating creative projects and engaging activities centered around the introduction and reinforcement of Jewish values. Includes play-time in our mini gym and celebration of Shabbat with visits from our clergy.

In Person

8 Thursdays
Sept 29-Nov 17

Members $320/Non-Members $360

Registration to come.

New Moms Group

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.

In Person

4 Tuesdays
July 5, 12, 19 and 26
1:00 – 2:30 PM

Registration to come.

Passover

Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) is a major Jewish spring festival celebrating freedom and family as we remember the Exodus from Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. The main observances of this holiday center around a special home service called the seder, which includes a festive meal.

Learn about this holiday

Reaching for Conception/Adoption

The Jewish ritualizing of birth is nearly as old as Judaism itself. Brit Milah (covenantal circumcision ceremony) is first mentioned in the Torah, as a sign of the relationship between God and the people of Israel. The parallel biblical covenantal ritual for girls is what is known as a naming ceremony in which the child is presented a name in Hebrew.

Learn more about this milestone

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Rodeph Sholom School

Early childhood - 8th grade

An independent school guided by Reform Jewish values, Rodeph Sholom School inspires each student in Nursery through Eighth Grade to love learning, act with responsibility, and engage in community. We educate the curious learners of today to become the purpose-driven leaders of tomorrow. Please email our admissions team with any questions you have at admissions@rssnyc.org and they will get back to you soon.

Learn more

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish new year. This means celebrations, happiness, and also reflecting on the past year and setting goals for the coming one. For families, there are so many wonderful traditions to engage in–dipping apples in honey, braiding and tasting round challah, making cards, and listening to the blast of the shofar. Be sure to wish your family and friends, “L’shana tova,” a happy and sweet new year

Learn about this holiday

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, 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!)

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Future dates will be announced soon.

Shavuot

Seven weeks after Passover ends, it’s time to celebrate Shavuot. This holiday marks the biblical story of receiving the Ten Commandments and the Torah at Mt. Sinai. While many families don’t regularly celebrate Shavuot, it’s a holiday that’s totally made for kids –a perfect excuse for sleepovers, flower picking, ice cream socials, and lots of other fun activities.

Learn about the holiday

Shavuot Ice Cream Celebration!

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Sholom Baby

For expectant parents and for children 0–12 months

Sholom Baby connects young families who anticipate or have recently experienced the birth or adoption of a child (newborn through 12 months of age) with Congregation Rodeph Sholom and the greater Jewish community, assisting in supporting and building social connections.

When you sign up for Sholom Baby, you will receive a gift bag filled with fun and helpful gifts as well as information on parenting, Jewish resources for families, a gift from PJ Library, a Sholom Sprouts onesie and more!

Let us know if you’ve recently had a baby so we can welcome you and your child with this special gift!

Sign Up

Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah is the exuberant conclusion to the fall holiday season in the Jewish calendar. It is an unforgettable outpouring of joy and celebration, all about one thing: the Torah, the first five books of the Bible.

Learn about the holiday

Singin’ Swingin’ Shabbat

For children 0-4 years, siblings welcome

Celebrate Shabbat in-person with your Sprouts family!

This program will take place outside with everyone masked and all physical distancing measures followed.

A limited number of spaces will be available each week. Registration opens for members on Wednesdays and non-members on Thursdays.

In Person

Register for upcoming dates

Sukkot

On Sukkot Jewish families build a temporary hut (sukkah) with an open roof made of branches to let in moonlight and an open side to welcome guests.

Learn about this holiday

Summer Maccabees in Motion

For children 16 – 30 months

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! This class will take place in Central Park and capped at 8 grownup and child pairs. We hope to see you there!

In Person

5 Wednesdays
June 29 and July 6, 13, 20, 27
9:00–9:45 AM

$200 for members/$240 for non-members

Register Here

 

Wee Jam Sholom: Music in the Park

For children 4–12 months old

Tuesday mornings rock with Wee Jam Sholom—a fun and interactive singalong with a Jewish twist led by our friend Rachael from Tkiya. Each session is packed with singing, stories and more! Children will each receive their own shaker and scarves to use for the class. This class will take place in Central Park and capped at 8 grownup and child pairs. We hope to see you there!

In Person

Tuesdays at 11:00-11:45 AM
Session 1: APR 5, 12, 26
Session 2: MAY 17, 24 31

Members: $120 / Non-members: $145

Register Here

Yom Kippur

Rosh Hashanah is just the beginning of the new year festival. Ten days after Rosh Hashanah comes Yom Kippur, a day focused entirely on apologizing for our actions over the past year.

Learn about this holiday