Central Tots

At Central Synagogue

Welcome to Central Tots – Central Synagogue’s community for families with children from birth to 2 years old! We offer both enrollment-based and drop-in classes, led by warm and experienced early childhood educators. Our classes are open to both members and non-members.

Spots are limited – registration is first-come, first-served. Once a class is filled, we will start a wait list. Any questions? Please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Virtual Offerings for Winter 2021:

Registration for Central Tots’ Winter 2021 Virtual Classes is now open. This semester we are offering classes for Tots, as well as separate parenting classes for grown-ups. The first day of classes will be Monday, January 18, 2021, and we hope that you will join us. Please find class descriptions and registration links below.

Programs for Tots

All virtual classes for children are free of charge and open to the public. Classes begin the week of January 18, 2021 and continue through March 25, 2021. There will be no classes the week of February 15–February 19, 2021 in observance of Presidents’ Week.

Virtual Baby Book Club
Tuesdays, January 19–March 23, 2021
12:30–1:00 pm
Recommended for children from birth-24 months and their grown-ups

Join Central’s Early Childhood specialists for stories, puppets, nursery rhymes and songs. This session will help parents to build a repertoire of rhymes, fingerplays, and simple activities to help engage their little ones at home.


Virtual Midday Music
Wednesdays, January 20–March 24, 2021
12:30–1:00 pm
Recommended for children from birth–24 months and their grown-ups

Join Central’s beloved guitar-playing music specialists and their puppets, as they guide grown-ups in making music with their little ones.  Over the course of the semester grown-ups will learn a repertoire of songs and musical activities to engage their little ones at home.


Virtual Loose Parts for Toddlers
Thursdays, January 21–March 25, 2021
12:30–1:00 pm
Recommended for toddlers ages 12–24 months and their grown-ups

Join members of Central’s Early Childhood staff for an exploration of how you can use familiar objects and the odds and ends that you can find in your homes for imaginative exploration. Each interactive, hands-on session will teach parents how to use everyday objects for play, art, and learning with their toddlers.


Virtual Shabbat a Lot
Fridays, January 22–March 19, 2021
9:30–10:15 am
Recommended for tots of all ages and their grown-ups

Join us for the virtual version of one of our most beloved Central Tots classes. Shira Kobren Wasserman leads this interactive musical celebration that gives families a taste of Shabbat. Bring along your favorite musical instruments to play through class, and don’t forget to have something yummy on hand for our motzi as we culminate each session with Shabbat Blessings.


Our People

Shira Kobren Wasserman

Shira Kobren Wasserman

Manager of Family Engagement Music & Central Tots

Cindy Grebow

Early Childhood Director

Watch the video to hear Shira sing some reminders about Central Tots classes.