Central Tots

At Central Synagogue

We are thrilled to offer Central Tots – interactive and engaging classes led by warm and experienced early childhood educators. These classes are open to both members and non-members with children Birth-2. Registration for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 is now open.

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).


Baby Book Club

Drop in with your baby for story time fun.

Baby Book Club is one of Central Tots’ drop-in classes for babies where you pay as you go. It is an engaging story time led by warm and experienced early childhood educators. Each session includes stories, songs, play time for children, and opportunities for adults to learn about age appropriate books, finger plays and songs to share with your baby. Leave each session with a new book!
Children birth-12 months with a parent or trusted grown-up

Wednesdays, 12:15-1:00 pm, with the exception of holidays and school vacations

Summer Semester: June 26, 2019 through August 7, 2019
6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7

No RSVP Required • Pay as you go, $20/session • 5 session package available
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Midday Music

Drop in with your baby to sing and play.

Bring your little ones to sing and play at Central Synagogue. We are delighted to offer this fun-filled class for children under 12 months!
Children birth-12 months with a parent or trusted grown-up

Tuesdays, 12:15-1:00 pm, with the exception of holidays and school vacations

Summer Semester: June 25, 2019 through August 6, 2019
6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6

View the Summer Schedule & Register

Early Explorers

As your baby gets older, it’s time to explore!

Children will create new friendships, learn how to be part of a group, and grow together as they become accustomed to classroom routines while exploring a variety of materials, listening to stories, and experimenting with art, music, puppets and movement. Jewish Holidays and Shabbat are an important part of the classroom experience.
Children 12-18 months, with a parent or trusted grown-up

Fall Semester:
Mondays, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Tuesdays, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Spring Semester:
Mondays, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Tuesdays, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

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Toddler Time

Introduce your toddler to school.

In this interactive and fun-filled Central Tots class, children are introduced to school through engagement with blocks, puzzles, art materials, music, movement and stories. While parallel play is the norm at this age, children enjoy being together, and begin to learn how to be part of a group under the guidance of experienced infant and toddler specialists on the Central Synagogue early childhood team. Throughout the year, Jewish holidays and Shabbat are brought to life and celebrated in meaningful, age-appropriate ways.
Children 18-24 months, with a parent or trusted grown-up

Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:00-10:30 am

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00-10:30 am

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Shabbat A Lot

Celebrate Shabbat with your child.

Central Synagogue’s Shabbat A Lot class is the place to come for an interactive Central Tots Shabbat experience each week. This class includes a hands-on art activity, playtime, singing, dancing and Shabbat blessings. Each child will take home a delicious challah every week to celebrate Shabbat at home. Jewish holidays will also be woven into the class sessions throughout the year with age-appropriate toys, songs and storytelling.
Children 12-24 months with a parent or trusted grown-up

Children 18-24 Months: Fridays, 9:30-10:30 am

Children 12-18 Months: Fridays, 11:00 am -12:00 pm

Children enrolled in Section 1 are invited to stay to participate in the Nursery School’s Shabbat celebration with Central Synagogue clergy. It takes place in Beir Chapel (below the lobby level) from 11:00-11:30 am every week.

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Toddlers Turning Two (2019-20)

Get a jump start on Nursery School!

Is your child not quite two? This class is ideal for children who are not quite old enough to enroll in our Nursery School in September but are ready for a robust program. Meeting two mornings each week for 2.5 hours, this early school experience includes socialization with other children, exploring materials, art, movement and story time. Children enjoy playing together, and begin to learn how to be part of a group under the guidance of experienced and warm Central Synagogue teachers. Children begin the year accompanied by a trusted grownup. Separation begins in January 2020.  It is not necessary to re-apply to the Nursery School for the 2020-21 school year.
For children born Sept 1-Dec 31, 2017

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00-11:30 am

Toddlers Turning Two is full for the 2019-2020 school year. Applications for the 2020-2021 school are available beginning September 3, 2019.

Our People

Shira Kobren Wasserman

Shira Kobren Wasserman

Manager of Family Engagement Music & Central Tots

Cindy Grebow

Cindy Grebow

Early Childhood Director