Young Families @ Temple Beth-El

Young Families @ Temple Beth-El


Have young children? Looking for ways to connect to Temple and other Jewish families in San Antonio? Temple Beth-El has many ways for you cultivate your Jewish life!






















Welcome Shabbat with celebrations geared toward the youngest members of our community!



Join Rabbi Yergin, Leah Apothaker, and Joel Swedlove for a unique Shabbat experiece with prayer, music, storytelling, and family fun! Great for families with children ages 6 months-7 years. We meet in the Oppenheimer Chapel.


2019-2020 Tot Shabbat Dates

Saturday, November 9, 2019, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Satuday, January 11, 2020, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Saturday, March 14, 2020, 11:30 am- 12:30 pm

Saturday, May 9, 2020, 11:30 am- 12:30 pm

For more information, contact Director of Congregational Learning, Leah Apothaker, at [email protected] or 210-733-9135 x105


A family friendly service in the Wulfe Sanctuary with participation from Shir Chadash (our youth choir) and Religious School Students. 



October 25, 2019 - Grade 5 participation

January 24, 2020 - Grade 6 participation

March 27, 2020 - Grade 4 participation

May 8, 2020 - Grade 3 participation

 For more information, contact Director of Congregational Learning, Leah Apothaker, at [email protected] or 210-733-9135 x105




Sunday Funday! Barshop Auditorium

Sundays, 9:30 am–12:00 pm (when Religious School is in session)

Grab a cup of coffee or tea and get to know other TBE members while your little ones play together. Your family will love this laid back group, not to mention story time with Children's librarian Ms. Shannon, a bubble machine, bouncing balls, blocks, and snacks.

For more information contact Membership Director Tory Richmond at [email protected] or 210-733-9135 x159.


Preschool Religious School at Temple Beth-El, 3s and 4s


Sundays, 9:30-11:00 am

Our weekly Religious School Class for 3s & 4s is a warm, nurturing play based environment where the children can explore the Jewish holidays, basic Jewish concepts and spend time with their Temple friends. This is a drop off class.

To register for Preschool, you must be a member of Temple Beth-El. Contact Sara Planto [email protected] for registration information.




Child care is provided on Sunday mornings (and during Shabbat services) so that families with older children can participate in various family programs. Babysitting is complimentary. 





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