Welcome! Young Families

Mishpach-a means firstly a family, but can also refer to a wider communal network of friends and acquaintances, shared by a common bond.

At Kol Ami we welcome young families to discover our mispach-a. Join us at Tot Shabbat for joyful music, a nosh, crafts and play. Celebrate the Jewish holidays during the High Holy Days, Sukkot Festival, Simchat Torah, Hanukkah and Purim. Check out our My Grown Up & Me programming including a Baby Playdate Class for babies under 14 months and our First Friends Program for toddlers (14 – 22 months) and their parent/caregiver.

Events are geared toward families with children 5 and under, but siblings are always welcome. They are FREE and OPEN to the community so please bring a friend, unless otherwise noted. RSVP’s are appreciated for planning purposes. Please keep reading to see details about upcoming events and opportunities to RSVP. Hope to see you there!

Contact Joele Levenson, Young Family Ambassador, at joelelevenson@nykolami.org to join our bi-weekly newsletter The Peek, or simply to learn more, ask questions or grab a cup of coffee to chat about Congregation Kol Ami. 


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Upcoming Events

Kol Ami Baby Playgroup
Fridays, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm:  January 19th -May 10th.
Join a weekly playgroup at Kol Ami! Looking to meet other parents with new babies? Drop-in to our free Friday morning Baby (0-14m) Playgroup.

This event is free and open to the community, but please register so we know you’re coming. You only need to register for the group once (not every week you want to attend).
Contact Joele Levenson, joelelevenson@nykolami.org

*Please note: this group will not meet on 1/26/24, 2/23/24, 3/29/24 or 4/26/24.


Tot Shabbat
Please join us to celebrate Shabbat with our clergy to enjoy Shabbat music followed by a bagel nosh, crafts and free play.
The 2023-2024 dates are as follows:
9am – 10:30am
September 9th; October 14th, 28th; November 18th, December 2nd, 16th; January 13th, February 3rd, 10th, March 2nd, April 6th, 13th, May 4th, 18th, June 8th.

Congregation Kol Ami is thrilled to partner with PJ Library to offer your family the gift of free books that celebrate Jewish values and culture! Each child in your family, from newborn to 12 years old, can receive their own age-appropriate Jewish-themed book in the mail every month? Click here to enroll.

Meet Joele Levenson Young Family Ambassador

Since 2010, Joele and her family have been actively involved members of Congregation Kol Ami. Joele has also been a teacher in our Early Childhood program for 9 years. Her enthusiasm for Congregation Kol Ami is unwavering and in her role as Young Family Ambassador she is excited to create opportunities that foster community among our young family members and to build awareness of our spiritual home throughout lower Westchester.

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