At Temple Judea, the whole family gets involved! Come enjoy one of the many informal Jewish learning experiences that we host throughout the year.

Here, Jewish learning is not just for kids and Judaism is not a “drop off” activity! Our clergy and staff walk alongside the entire family on their Jewish journey. To make sure there is something for everyone, our Youth and Family team organizes celebrations, activities, and social opportunities for all of our families, with children of all ages. Please join us at one - or all - of these fun, spiritual, uplifting events!

We're excited for the whole suite of youth and family programming that are in the works for the coming year!

Upcoming Events

Tot Shabbat & Schmooze

Saturday, June 1 @ 9am. Once a month on Saturdays at 9am in the Temple Judea Courtyard we come together to welcome Shabbat with music, stories, dancing, play time on the yard, meeting new friends, and lots of yummy snacks for kids and their grownups. View the schedule of dates.

Judea Bowl 2024: Standing on the Shoulders: Concert & Dinner

Friday, May 31, dinner @ 7:15 after Shabbat services, concert @ 8pm. Celebrate our CITs - past and present - alongside Cantorial Intern Emma Aaronson and Education Intern Joely Bothast, as we enjoy heartfelt Jewish and secular melodies. Register by May 29.

2024-2025 events & Activities

Back to Shul Shabbat

Friday, August 23 @ 7:30pm. Come celebrate the end of summer with your Temple Judea family at a beautiful Erev Shabbat Service, Shabbat dinner sponsored by Women of Temple Judea & TJ Brotherhood, and special family programming!

Back to Shul-In/Teen Sleepover

Friday, August 23 @ 4:30pm - Saturday, August 24 @ 10:30am. Get ready for a night of laughter, games, and non-stop entertainment. Teens are invited to stay overnight on Temple Judea's campus for an event full of connection and fun. The evening begins at 5:30, giving teens time to connect before attending the Erev Shabbat "Back to Shul" service in the sanctuary. Dinner follows. Then teens stay for games, activities, a movie, snacks and fun! Breakfast provided. Bring your own pillows, blankets, air mattresses and sleeping bags. We have plenty of activities planned to keep everyone entertained, including board games, movies, and some special surprises. Enjoy time with your JTJ friends and meet new ones. A great way to start off the year!

Rosh Hashanah @ Camp

Thursday, October 3 @ 9am at Camp Alonim. A day of outdoor inspiration for the kid in all of us! Rosh Hashanah @ Camp includes a service, lots of outdoor activities (arts & crafts, drumming, hiking, archery, etc.) and lunch. We are looking forward to once again gathering as a community to welcome in the new year, to pray together as we turn towards the future. Please join us for this meaningful, fun, and inspirational Holy Day experience. 
Please note: fees apply for this all-day family programming

Y&F Yom Kippur Experience

Saturday, October 12. A meaningful experience for the younger set. Join other Temple Judea families with young children for our 3rd Youth & Family Yom Kippur Experience. This Yom Kippur observance is designed for children ages 9 and younger. We encourage families with children who are older to join in the Yom Kippur services in the Goor Sanctuary.

Sukkot Shabbat & Y&F Dinner

Friday, October 18. Celebrate Shabbat & Sukkot in the Sukkah.

Simchat Torah Shabbat & Y&F Dinner

Friday, October 25 @ 5:30pm. Dance. Sing. Begin Again.

Y&F Saturday Powered by "Camp Sababa"

Saturday, November 2. We're bringing the magic of Camp Sababa to our entire Youth & Family community at Temple Judea! Participate in fun activities, celebrate, holidays, and continue your Jewish learning!  

JTJ Civil Rights Trip (8-9th grade)

Friday, November 8-11. Students in grades 8 & 9 are invited on a once-in-a-lifetime Civil Rights trip to the South. In partnership with Tzedek America, teens will travel to Alabama where they will experience immersive learning delving deep into the history of the Civil Rights Movement. Through Birmingham, Montgomery, and Selma, teens will have the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of activists who played a pivotal role in the struggle for Civil Rights. They'll learn from seasoned educators, be chaperoned by Temple Judea staff, and bond with teens from Judea and from other local synagogues. This transformative and inspirational experience runs from Friday, November 8 - Monday, November 11, 2024. 

Shul-In/Teen Sleepover (7th-12th grade)

Friday, January 17 @ 4:30pm - Saturday, January 18 @ 10:30am. Get ready for a night of laughter, games, and non-stop entertainment. Teens are invited to stay overnight on Temple Judea's campus for an event full of connection and fun. The evening begins at 5:30, giving teens time to connect before attending the Erev Shabbat "Back to Shul" service in the sanctuary. Dinner follows. Then teens stay for games, activities, a movie, snacks and fun! Breakfast provided. Bring your own pillows, blankets, air mattresses and sleeping bags. We have plenty of activities planned to keep everyone entertained, including board games, movies, and some special surprises. Enjoy time with your JTJ friends and meet new ones. A great way to start off the year!

 L'Taken Trip to Washington, D.C. - 10th -12th Grades

Thursday, January 30- February 3. Students in grades 10-12 can travel with Rabbi Rosenstein on a powerful trip to Washington, DC that connects hundreds of Jewish teens and teaches them how to use their powerful individual and collective voices to advocate for change in the halls of Congress. Teens learn about public policy issues and the challenges through a Jewish lens, visit museums and monuments, and bond with each other and other Jewish teens from across the country. The trip culminates with a lobbying visit to Capitol Hill where they visit legislators’ offices and advocate for policies through the lens of Jewish values. Thursday (night), January 30 - February 3, 2025. 

Y&F 4th-5th Grade Event

Saturday, February 8, 2025. Stay tuned for details!   

Y&F Tu B'Shvat Celebration - Powered by "Camp Sababa"

Saturday, February 22, 2025 (Tu B'Shvat). We're bringing the magic of Camp Sababa to our entire Youth & Family community at Temple Judea! Participate in fun activities, celebrate, holidays, and continue your Jewish learning!  

Purim Carnival & Shpiel, plus Mimosas & Megillah

Sunday, March 16, 2025. Religious School parents drop your kids off at class and join other adults in the festive spirit of Purim for some mimosas (or OJ), bagels, and good company before heading to the Purim Shpiel and then the best carnival at 5429 Lindley all year!

Y&F 1st-3rd Grade Event

Saturday, March 22. Stay tuned for details!   

Y&F Passover Celebration - Powered by "Camp Sababa"

Saturday, March 29, 2025 (Passover). We're bringing the magic of Camp Sababa to our entire Youth & Family community at Temple Judea! Participate in fun activities, celebrate, holidays, and continue your Jewish learning!  

Y&F 6-8th Grade Event

Saturday, April 26. Stay tuned for details!   

Y&F Yom Ha'Atzmaut Celebration - Powered by "Camp Sababa"

Saturday, May 3, 2025 (Yom HaAtzamaut). We're bringing the magic of Camp Sababa to our entire Youth & Family community at Temple Judea! Participate in fun activities, celebrate, holidays, and continue your Jewish learning!  

Teen Culmination Event (Offsite)

Saturday, May 10, 2025. Stay tuned for details!   

Mitzvah Day

Sunday, May 18, 2025 at Temple Judea. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and turn your Jewish values into action. This opportunity only comes once a year and with specially planned activities for all ages and stages - the whole community is encouraged come and participate! It's a chance to get together with your TJ family for fun social action projects and donation collections that allows us to practice our core Jewish values.

JTJ Brunch with Us

Sundays in 2024: Sept. 22, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1; in 2025: Jan. 5, Feb. 2, March 2, April 6, May 4 @ 12-1pm. Our 8-12th grade teens are invited to eat & schmooze with a member of the Clergy or staff at Temple Judea once a month. Bring nothing except your love for food and need for socialization, and we will arrange the rest. The fee for this program is $180 ($20/session).

Shabbat B'Yachad

Fridays, September 13, January 10, February 14, March 7, May 16 (honoring HS Seniors). Shabbat B’Yachad (Shabbat Together) is a whole-family Shabbat opportunity over dinner and community, each geared towards a specific age group! Children will eat and play together, led by our education team and teens, while parents have the opportunity to socialize separately with new and old friends. The evening begins with Temple Judea's Erev Shabbat service at 6:15pm, followed by dinner and activities for Shabbat B'Yachad participants. Siblings are absolutely welcome.

Tot Shabbat & Schmooze

Saturdays: in 2024: September 28, November 2; in 2025: March 29, May 3,  May 31 @ 9am. Various Saturdays at 9am in the Temple Judea Courtyard we come together to welcome Shabbat with music, stories, dancing, play time on the yard, meeting new friends, and lots of yummy snacks for kids and their grownups. View the schedule of dates.

Pint-sized Shabbat

Fridays, March 7, 2025 @ 5:15pm. A Shabbat service for families with young children. View the schedule of dates.

Erev Shabbat Services

Fridays @ 6:15pm in the Goor Sanctuary. Erev Shabbat services each week are open to all! Come any week and celebrate Shabbat with us!