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Young Families

There is lots to do at CRC for families with young children! Here are just some of the ways your family can get involved.

Weekly Opportunities

Family Services

Every Saturday morning from 9:30 am – 10: 00 am (except in July), we welcome families to come pray, sing, and dance at our family services. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jennifer Fishering, Assistant to the Rabbis: (314) 361-1564, ext. 101 or jenf@centralreform.org.

Shabbat and Hebrew School (Grades K-6)

To learn more about our schools, please contact Maxine Weil, Director of Congregational Learning: (314) 361-3919 or Maxine@centralreform.org.

Monthly Opportunities

Rainbow Connection

A parent/toddler class for families with children younger than four years. Programs are designed to create and enhance a Jewish home through music, art stories and play. Rainbow Connection is offered the first Saturday of each month during the school year. Contact Maxine Weil, Director of Congregational Learning to learn more or sign-up for Rainbow Connection: (314) 361-3919 or Maxine@centralreform.org.

Tot Shabbat

A great family event, geared towards families with children ages 8 and under, that includes a dynamic service led by our CRC Rabbis. Enjoy songs, a story and a creative activity in addition to a delicious Kiddush complete with snacks. This program occurs on the first Friday evening of every month at 6:00 pm. Check our website and The MEMO for dates and join us! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Maxine Weil, Director of Congregational Learning, (314) 361-3919 or Maxine@centralreform.org.

Special Occasions

Holiday Programs

We offer some wonderful events throughout the year and we would love for you to be there! A few examples: On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur we host children’s services. After Rosh Hashanah, join us for Tashlich, as we walk from CRC to the park. Try our Purim Carnival, join us in decorating our Sukkah, or come celebrate with us at our Simchat Torah service.

Social Action Programs

Volunteering together is a great way to get involved in the CRC community! We have lots of opportunities appropriate for families, including Room at the Inn, Pride Fest, and the Food Pantry. Visit the Social Responsibility section of our website to read about programs for families to do together.


Every Saturday morning during services, as well as for High Holiday services, we offer free babysitting. If you would like to attend the service with adults only, we welcome your children to join us in the Youth Group Room for babysitting during the service. Please call ahead to Jake Talve-Goodman and let us know if your children will be attending: (314) 361-3919 ext. 100.

Do you have an idea?

Do you have an idea that you would like to see happen at CRC for your young family? OR, do you have questions? Contact us! We’d love to hear from you: Jennifer Fishering, Director of Programming and Rabbinic Assistant: (314) 361-3919, ext. 101 or jenf@centralreform.org.