Families with Young Children

Families with young children - Come check us out!

There is always something happening at North Shore Congregation Israel for families with children ages 0-5. Introduce young children to the celebration of Jewish Life through our interactive happenings for toddlers and their families. Throughout the year, we offer many opportunities for families to play, pray and socialize together.


PJ Library has come to North Shore Congregation Israel!

Click HERE to learn how to receive free, high quality Jewish children’s books and music for your 6 month-8 year old*.

Shabbat Enrichment Class

Join Early Childhood Jewish Educators at the Takiff Center on Fridays to celebrate Shabbat and Jewish Holidays. Each week, students will enjoy games, stories, songs, craftss, and challah. NSCI clergy drop in to lead our Shabbat celebration. Four year olds attend 10:00 am -11:30 am, Three year olds attend 11:30 am - 1:00 pm September 15- December 22. $275 for 11 sessions Questions or to register, contact Susan Ellenby, [email protected].

Strollers, Stories & Celebrations

Friday, October 14 - Simchat Torah, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Stories, songs, movement and more! Celebrate Shabbat & Jewish holidays with your little ones at our free monthly drop in program. his is a FREE event for children 0-3, and a great way to meet other local parents, grandparents & caregivers. Come to one or all Friday sessions. Light refreshments served. Open to the community. All are welcome. All Sessions are held at North Shore Congregation Israel. Please park in the North lot and enter through the Education doors. RSVP encouraged. Contact Susan, [email protected] or 847-835-0724. Click HERE to view the flyer and see all upcoming dates.

jBaby Wiggleworms

Saturdays, October 14 - November 18, 9:30 am - 10:15 am
Spend Shabbat with jBaby Chicago & Old Town School of Folk Music at NSCI! This 45 minute class will include Jewish songs and dancing with your little ones and will conclude with Shabbat blessings and Challah. The class is best for children ages 0 - 24 month old and is a great way to connect with other families raising Jewish children in the North Shore. Register HERE or call Susan at 847-835-0724.



To RSVP for any of these events, or if you have questions or would like more information about events and activities for young children at NSCI, contact Susan Ellenby, Family and Community Engagement Coordinator, at [email protected] or 847-835-0724 ext. 615.