Grades K-1

Shabbat, Holiday Childcare and Programming
Beth El offers programming and childcare on each Shabbat and holidays for children ages 2 through 4th grade. This program takes place 52 weeks a year from 9:00 am until the end of services free of charge and without prior reservation.  Children celebrate Shabbat with stories, games, and snack. Children ages 2 through 4th grade may play in the Victor Hall from 12:00 – 1:00 pm, and we will provide supervision.  For more information, contact Amanda Lane Awend at

Shorashim (K-1 Religious School)
Shorashim, which means “roots”, is the beginning of the Beth El – Talmud Torah Hebrew school experience. For registered K-1 graders weekly on Shabbat 10:00-11:45 a.m. Shorashim is an exciting program incorporating t’fillah, parshah, holidays, Jewish values, singing, and much more. For more information or to register, please contact Amanda Awend, Shorashim Director and Director of Young Families Engagement at 952.873.7318 or by email.

Download the Shorashim Pamphlet here.

Register for Shorashim.

Beginning at 10:00 am, our 1st – 4th grade students participate in an enhanced t’fillot service. The focus will be on skills, choreography and meaning of the t’fillot. This will give our students a head start on the t’fillot they will begin learning in the TaRBuT program (our Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparatory program) in 5th grade.

Yad B’Yad (Hand in Hand) Children’s Choir
Occurs on the 2nd & 4th Shabbat of the month at 11:15 am Choir for K-4th grade children which meets and learns a variety of songs to share with the congregation throughout the year. Open to new members at any time. For more information, please contact Cantor Audrey Abrams at 952.873.7315or by email.

Apples & Honey
Occurs on the first Shabbat of the month from 10-11:00 am. Adults and children will enjoy this abbreviated, informal, participatory Shabbat morning family service. Geared to children up through 4th grade. Following the Apples & Honey service from 11:00 – 11:45 am, parents are invited to stay for an engaging adult discussion group led by Beth El clergy members and other local Jewish educators.

Grandma Fay’s Shul Bags
Hanging outside of the Sanctuary, these bags contain “quiet toys” to enable children to have a fun and educational time experiencing Shabbat and holiday services with their parents.