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Parents and children at a community Tot Shabbat program

Tot Shabbat is important for our daughter and for us. Each week, it helps us integrate Judaism and its values into her life and build our own Jewish community.

Robert Schurz
Overhead shot of adult and child on the floor playing with geometric shapes

One of my friends, Sam, is 5-years-old. Despite his age, I think he genuinely understands that becoming a bar mitzvah is an important moment in a Jewish person’s life.

Rabbi P.J. Schwartz
Israeli children

d never been to Israel, so how could I have such deep loyalty to a place I’d experienced only in photographs, stories, and my mind?

Holly Krakow

Stories are a great way to help children and young adults prepare for Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. Here are 10 High Holiday-themed books to share with the kids in your life.

Rachel Simon and Ann Abrams
“Not living our Judaism while expecting our children to develop an attachment to it is like being an art lover who expects her children also to love art even though she doesn’t bring them
Jennifer Magalnick
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