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Young Families

Young Families Project 
Ongoing Programs for families with of all ages.

    See upcoming events below.

Mazel Tots 
Fun Sunday activities for children 5 years old and under. Mazel Tots meets at TBE.

Mazel Tots is fun activities for children 5 years & under with their families - members & non-members alike. Drop-ins are welcome.  Please bring a healthy snack to share. Go to the Mazel Tots page for the schedule of activities. Any questions? Contact Sarah Clarkson.

Beth El Bim Bam
Shabbat programs for families with children of all ages. Meet and schmooze with other Jewish families at a vegetarian family potluck Shabbat singing dinner and fabulous engaging Shabbat activities. The program is free and open to the public. Beth El Bim Bam programs meet at Temple Beth El

Go to the Beth El Bim Bam page for dates and activites.

Sponsorship Opportunity
The Young Families Project continues to offer FREE Jewish events for families with children. If you are interested in finding out more about our events, sponsoring, or making a contribution to our events, please contact Sarah Clarkson at

PJ Library 
Sign up for Free Jewish books delivered to your home for families and children ages 6 months‒8 years old

PJ Our Way
Sign up for Free Jewish chapter books delivered to your home for children ages 9‒11 years old

For more information about any of the above programs, please email Sarah Clarkson or call her at 831-479-3444 ext. 218.

Camp Kayetz
Jewish Summer Day Camp for children at Temple Beth El
Camp runs from June 25 through July 20, 9:00 AM–3:00 PM

Read more about it!


Beth El Baby Bunch—Weekly Jewish Baby Group
Every Monday 11:00am‒12:30pm
in TBE in the coffee lounge.
Quality social time with parents and babies birth to age 3. Questions? Contact Sarah

Young Families Passover Seder
Saturday, April 27, 5:00pm
Welcoming and Casual

Join us for a Young Families Project Seder for children and their families. There will be a short service with lots of action and a coloring book Haggadah, appropriate for children of all ages. The temple provides matzah, grape juice and vegetarian matzah ball soup. We would appreciate your RSVP to and your help bringing symbolic foods. Also consider bringing a side dish or something your children will eat to share.

Challah Making for Young Families
Young families are invited to make Challah on Thursday, May 16, 3:30 PM, at New Leaf Market, 1101 Fair Ave., Westside Santa Cruz. RSVP to


Wed, April 24 2019 19 Nisan 5779