Chaverim (for the little ones)

What is Chaverim?

Chaverim is a fun (and free) way to explore Judaism with your kids and grandkids. We read books about the holidays and explore the rhythms of the Jewish calendar, practice prayers, and learn some Hebrew words and letters of the alphabet. We discuss what the holidays, rituals, and prayers mean to each of us, and talk about what it means to be Jewish. We do crafts, music, and games and always celebrate Shabbat by lighting candles, eating challah, and having grape juice. Activities are geared towards children ages 4-8 and a grownup/family member has to come along. Younger/older children and siblings are also welcome to participate.
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on-members are welcome!

Fall 2022 Chaverim Schedule


When: Saturday, October 8th at 10:30am

Where: The JCNP Community Center
Please join early childhood educator and JCNP member Lindsey Rappaport and Rabbi Adam at the JCNP Community Center in New Paltz on Saturday, October 8th, from 10:30am to 12:00pm to celebrate and learn about the fall harvest holiday called Sukkot. Children ages 2-6 years old are invited, along with their parents, to learn about the holiday. We will learn about the holiday, read a book aloud, and design and build our own mini sukkahs out of a variety of edible materials. If time permits, the kids will also help create decorations for the congregation’s sukkah. 

When: Saturday, November 19th at 10:30am

Where: The JCNP Community Center

Please join Rabbi Adam and members of the JCNP at the JCNP Community Center on 30 N. Chestnut St. in New Paltz on Saturday, November 19th, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to celebrate and learn about the importance of tzedakah—the Hebrew word for charity. Children ages 2-6 years old are invited, along with their parents. We will read a story, enjoy a shared snack, and children will decorate their own tzedakah boxes. 

When: Saturday, December 17th at 10:30am

Where: The JCNP Community Center

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