Parenting Program
Parenting Program

Important Message to our Parenting Program Families

It continues to be our goal to provide excellent educational programming and support to the parents of our youngest members. After pausing many of our classes, this year we resumed our Alephbet class on Friday mornings to great success! We look forward to when we can be together in person again and are currently planning our 2022-2023 Parenting Program offerings. Please reach out to Sue Yulis at syulis@tstnyc.org with any questions, concerns, or ideas that you would like to share.

What We Offer

We offer classes for families and their children from birth to 18 months as well as parent workshops throughout the year. Each class is facilitated by an early childhood professional and is structured to highlight child development, explore the joys and challenges of parenting, and foster a sense of community. Jewish traditions and values are woven into each class.

Priority for admission is given to:

  1. Children and families currently enrolled in the Parenting Program.
  2. Temple members (within this group, priority is given according to the length of your membership).
  3. Non-members through a random selection.

Current Programs

Mini Met

For parents and babies born between July-December 2021

Day/Time (Tentative): Fridays @10:45-11:30am
Dates Semester I: 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/16, 1/13 (15 sessions)
Dates Semester II: 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19 (15 sessions)
Dates Semester I & II: All dates noted above (30 sessions)
Cost: $690 for members, $750 for non-members for one semester; $1,300 for members, $1,420 for non-members for both semesters

Enjoy playing in a classroom setting at Shaaray Tefila in this weekly facilitated playgroup. While exploring different activities with your child, parents discuss a variety of topics focused on child development and parenting. Class topics and themes include sensory exploration, music’s connection to literacy, cause and effect, physical development/body awareness, supporting language development through play, Jewish holidays, and more.

MINI MET Interest Form

Alephbet & Keshet

For parents and toddlers born between January-June 2021

Day/Time (Tentative):
Alephbet – Fridays @9:15-10:15am (THIS CLASS IS AT CAPACITY. Add your name to the waitlist by filling out the form linked below)
OR
Keshet – Thursdays @9:15- 10:15am
Dates: Weekly sessions from September 2022-May 2023
Cost: $2,200 for members, $2,700 for non-members

Engage with your child in free play, singing, movement and story time. A variety of materials are carefully chosen to provide toddlers with a developmentally appropriate opportunity to explore. Visits from our Music Educator along with Shabbat blessings and snack, are weekly favorites. Parent discussions are scheduled monthly with an experienced parent educator. Shabbat and Jewish holidays are woven into the curriculum using songs, art materials, and traditional treats. Visits from our Rabbis and Cantor add to this exciting program.

ALEPHBET & KESHET Interest Form

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