Preschool kids sought for new programme

Math for Tots 1000Former Hebrew School teacher Rene Ozi is seeking preschool children for a radical new programme for teaching the elements of mathematics to children, based on a method developed by Israeli mathematician Moshe Klein in collaboration with Stanford University, known as Siaḥ Matemati. For further information, telephone or text Rene at (250) 886-4252.

Tinokot (Baby) Time

Tinokot Time 1000Sunday, February 23, 2020 9:30 – 10:30 am—Have children under three-years-old? Let’s get together! You and your little ones are invited to our first Tinokot Time for singing, playing and schmoozing from 9:30am-10:30am on Sunday, February 23rd.

We will join the Hebrew School families for their regular Havdallah from 9:30am-10am and then go up to the Shalom Daycare for our own toddler-centered song circle and free play until 10:30 am. No need to RSVP. Contact Jen Karmona ( or Melina Ponak ( with questions.

Shabbat Services Childcare

From September 10, 10am–noon

We are
very pleased to announce that Childcare during Shabbat Services and High
Holidays will start on September 10, 2016. We will be very happy to see all the
families with our youngest congregants at our synagogue.  You can be sure that they will be well
taken-care of and entertained. 

The childcare on Shabbat Services will be
between 10 am to noon.

Children’s Blessing – Rosh Hashanah Day 1

Rabbi Harry is introducing a new ritual to our
congregation this Rosh Hashanah: an opportunity to collectively bless our
children.  We will spread a sukkah of
talitot over our children and bring them a blessing of love, connection and
belonging.  This will happen directly
after the chanting of haftarah; the poignant story of Hannah praying for a
child.  The blessing will be followed by
the Shofar service.  This will happen
some time after 11:30 am Rosh Hashanah Day 1.

Hanukkah Workshop for Children, Dec 14


Congregation Emanu-El and Kolot Mayim are sponsoring a Hanukkah Workshop for all Hebrew School students and families with children who are pre-Hebrew School age. We would love to have families who are not part of the Hebrew School join us to start our Hanukkah celebration.

  • Date: Sunday, December 14, 2014
  • Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Where: Congregation Emanu-El; please enter through the door to the “new” building;
  • What? Crafts, singing, dancing, ḥanukkiyah lighting, dreidel playing and treatsThere is no cost.  Just come and join us for some fun. 

RSVP to Leah Levi so we know how many people to expect.

SIMCHA GIFT SHOP WILL BE OPEN FROM 12:00 – 1:00 ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14TH.  There are lots of candles and dreidel, some decorations, and ḥanukkiyot, all at very reasonable prices