Mini Mensches

A community of families with children 0-5 creating lasting friendships, Jewish connection and memories together.

Mini Mensches

What is a mensch?

A mensch is an upright citizen who lives out our Jewish values in daily life. A mensch is exactly who you want your child to be! A mensch is someone to admire and emulate, someone of noble character.

Who can be a Mini Mensch?

Mini Mensches are families with children ages 0-5. This program is free and open to all in our community. You do not have to be a member of Congregation Beth Israel to join Mini Mensches.

What does a Mini Mensch do?

Tot Shabbat (all ages): A sweet 30 minute Saturday morning service with CBI’s clergy, music, crafts and snacks! We hold these on the first and third Saturday of each month.

Flow Room (Ages 0-3): Drop-in style programming during our Religious School on Sunday mornings. Each morning begins with a family service then fun activities (like music, dancing, and sing language) in our flow room for parents and children together.

Classes offered for parents and grandparents of young children that are specific to the challenges and day to day things you face (like time management and visioning).

More is being added all the time! We provide programming based on the needs and wants of our community. If you’d like to see a certain type of event, let us know. We’d be happy to help make it happen!

Click here for our March schedule


Tot Shabbat

Saturday, March 3, 9:00 AM

Tot Shabbat is our Saturday morning special service for our littlest congregants and the grownups who love them. Join our clergy and Kim Schneiderman for music, storytelling, crafts and a delicious Oneg.


CBI Purim Carnival

Sunday, March 4, 11:00 AM

Join CBI to celebrate Purim in style! Come in costume to hear the megillah read and then join us for a fun afternoon of carnival games and fun! We'll even have a kids corner with games and activities just for our youngest carnival goers. Lunch will also be available for purchase. The timing for the morning is below:
11:00 AM-11:45 AM: Megillah reading
11:45-12:00 PM: Purim Parade
12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Carnival/Lunch


Mighty Mamas: Moms Support Group

Wednesday mornings, 9:30 AM
Congregation Beth Israel

This is a 6 week coaching discussion group for women of all ages and while centered on mamas, all women are welcome and encouraged to attend. This group will be facilitated by a Certified Professional Life Coach and mother of two, Rachel Hall. The group adds new members every six weeks - the next round starts on February 28th. The cost is $72. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Click here to RSVP



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