Do you have children in kindergarten or under?

Are you looking to join a community of parents and young children?
Are you looking for services and learning opportunities for you and your family?

You've come to the right place!

Join our Mishpachah: A Family of Families with Young Children

Please email Rabbi Sandi Intraub at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions or to join our mailing list for new and upcoming events.


Check out our full calendar for 2022-2023.  Here is an explanation of our regular monthly Mishpachah Events*:

First Fridays: Family Shabbat Service and Pot-Luck, 5:30pm

Spend Shabbat as a family at our brief, family-oriented services, the first Friday of every month. Rabbi Kraus leads an interactive service with a child-friendly prayerbook, stories, and singing. This service draws families with children grade 2 and under.

Shake It Up Shabbat, Select Saturday Mornings, 9:30am

Bring your children (preschool age and below) for a lively and fun 25-minute service filled with movement and music led by our clergy.  Following our service, Erica Smiley leads and activity session to engage chlldren and their families with Shabbat, holidays, and Jewish tradition.

Rishonim on Sunday Mornings, 9:30am

Children age 3 to 5 are invited to register for Rishonim - a warm, nurturing introduction to Jewish life taught by Patrick Cahn, an experienced early-childhood educator and BETC member!  Come meet other young families, learn about Jewish rituals and holidays through music, stories, crafts, games, and more!  Classes run 15 Sundays, October through May; registration required.

Mishpachah Events: Throughout the Year

Throughout the year, we will announce engaging workshops for both families and adults including the Tu B'Shevat Walk and "Whine Free" Wine and Cheese Night.  If you have questions, would like to add your name to our mailing list, are interested in hosting an event, or would like to become more involved with leadership, please contact Rabbi Sandi**.

For all the latest, visit our page on Facebook!


Always check the Temple Calendar each month to be sure the events are running.

* Older siblings are always welcome at all events, excluding Rishonim.

** For more information, please contact Rabbi Sandi Intraub at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (617) 484-6668, x311

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Contact Info

Beth El Temple Center
2 Concord Ave
Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 484-6668
[email protected]