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Young Families

Ongoing Programs for families with of all ages.

    See upcoming programs below—if shelter-in-place is lifted.

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. 215.

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!

     If shelter-in-place is lifted:

Beth El Baby Bunch Monthly Jewish Baby Group

Quality social time with parents & babies birth to age 3.
Monday, April 20, 11:00 AM‒12:30 PM, in TBE in the coffee lounge. Questions? Contact Sarah

                                                  Upcoming Date: May 18  
Mazel Tots
Sunday, April 19
9:45 to 11:15 AM
Join the TBE community in Mitzvah Day activities.
Mazel Tots is for children five years and under with their families. Members and non-members welcome. Free. Please bring a healthy snack.
                  Upcoming: May 5, Israel Themed

Challah Making    
Thursday, April 23, 2020, 3:30–4:30 PM

New Leaf Market, 1101 Fair Ave., on the west side of Santa Cruz

Make Challah with Temple Beth El's Young Families Project at New Leaf Market's west side kitchen. We will have helpers, all the ingredients and the recipe! Take home the dough to bake the simple one bowl recipe and a little challah to enjoy. The kitchen is at the back left corner of the New Leaf Market on Fair Ave. Bring your little chef(s) and the Shabbat spirit!

RSVP's to Sarah are helpful at

Wed, April 1 2020 7 Nisan 5780