The Parents and Tots program at Mount Zion Temple is designed for families with children from birth through 6 years old. We offer to families with young children a forum for prayer, religious observance, and community connection.
Our services and events provide a wonderful way to meet and socialize with other young families in a Jewish setting. You are welcome to join us for any or all of our programs, which are open to both Temple members and non-members. Grandparents and expectant parents are welcome too! Please bring your friends who are looking for quality Jewish experiences for young families.
We hold Tot Shabbat at 10:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month. Lap children, toddlers, and preschoolers are all welcome! Older siblings may also participate. We begin with a lively Shabbat morning service led by one of our clergy and a songleader. After the service, everyone is invited to stay for kiddush, motzi, and a nut-free, healthy, vegetarian potluck lunch. If you are able, please bring a dish or item to share with 6-8 people (but please come even if you can’t!). There will also be a craft or activity for the children. This informal time gives families an opportunity to schmooze. No RSVP necessary!
This year, we will be learning about a middah (value) or mitzvah (commandment) each month. Each Tot Shabbat we will focus on a Jewish value that relates to the holiday or parasha (weekly Torah portion). Please visit our Facebook page for up-to-date information about our events!
To receive reminder e-mails before each event, please email or call the office at 651-698-3881.
Mount Zion offers childcare in a safe, child-friendly environment on Friday evenings during Shabbat services, Saturday mornings when there is a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, as well as Sunday mornings during Religious School hours (9:30 am-12:15 pm). Please check our calendar or call our office at 651-698-3881 for specific dates! Reservations are not necessary. However, we suggest that parents/guardians of infants or children with special needs notify Mount Zion in advance. Feel free to drop by room 102 and check out our wonderful facility and staff!