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Early Childhood

Early childhood education rocks at Sherith Israel!

Family fun, community and Jewish ruach (spirit) make early childhood at Sherith Israel special. Young families come together to enrich their Jewish lives through Shabbat Mishpachah (Families), Havdalah Pajama Parties, playgroups, parenting programs and more. We pass our stories, music and traditions on to our children and forge new friendships for ourselves. Our outstanding Jewish and community preschool, Marin Day Schools at Sherith Israel, and our other early childhood programs offer all families an opportunity to connect and celebrate together.

Interfaith families are warmly welcomed.

Shabbat Mishpachah (Family Shabbat)

First Friday of the month

5 pm: Family dinner

6 pm: Welcome Shabbat with the entire family of Sherith Israel at Musical Shabbat with Cantor David Frommer and Rabbi Jessica Graf. Light candles, sing songs under the dome.

Mishpachah Shabbat mornings

Selected Saturdays, 10:30 am
Join us for a fun-filled Shabbat for young families with young children or grandchildren. Singing, storytelling and prayers sometimes in the synagogue and sometimes at the park and sometimes at the beach.

April 14: Israel Independence Day Sing-a-Long at Sherith Israel

May 6:   Park Meet-up at Lafayette Park

June 2:   Shabbat at the Beach, meet at Crissy Field


Mondays and Fridays, 10:30 am–noon

Get your playgroup groove on with JAMaROO at Sherith Israel. Offering music, movement and playtime. Welcome Shabbat on Fridays with Cantor David Frommer from 12–12:15 pm.  All classes are drop in, no pre-registration required. $12 drop in cash, $14 drop-in credit card.


Chanukah, Tu B’Shvat , Purim and Passover and more (see calendar for dates)

The Sherith Israel early childhood community loves to have a good time, whether it’s Chanukah, Tu b’shvat, Purim or Passover. We love to invite musicians with a family-friendly repertoire to get the whole community—from toddlers to grandparents—dancing.

Purim Mishpachah Sunday, March 4, 10:30 am
Cosponsored by the San Francisco Jewish Baby Network, Interfaithfamily and PJ Library.

Passover Mishpachah
Saturday, March 24, 10:30 am
Young Family model seder: Sing the songs and taste the food, with Cantor David Frommer and Rabbi Jessica Graf.

Sunday Religious School

Our Religious School has classes for 3 year olds and up. Great teachers and teen helpers, singing, dancing and art. Meets throughout the school year.

PS 10:00 am-noon:
A morning Jewish classroom fun for 3-4 year olds: holidays, traditions, and community

Kindergarten 9:15 am -12:30 pm
Begin to learn Torah stories, Hebrew words, and tradition with your friends.

Contact Natalie Weizman for more info

Marin Day Schools Sherith Israel preschool tours

You are invited to tour our unique preschool for two- to five-year-olds. It includes a Jewish classrooms option. Visit Marin Day School website for more information.

Contact Nancy Sheftel-Gomes, 415.346.1720, x28 or, to set up an appointment.

Sat, March 17 2018 1 Nisan 5778