Families @ B’ShERT

Come As You Are

When we say “family” at B’ShERT, we mean it in the most expansive sense. We welcome families of every size, shape and Jewish background to become part of our community, including multigenerational families, interfaith families, families with members outside Brooklyn or NYC, LGBTQAI+ families, and many more.

If your Jewish journey is just beginning or if it is continuing to grow and evolve, we want to be a part of it.

B’ShERT’s Religious School is a welcoming and inclusive program that provides our children with an understanding and love for Judaism and its traditions. Children learn to appreciate the richness of Jewish heritage and to embrace the values of the Jewish faith.

We approach every child as an individual—from personalized Hebrew instruction to enabling them to help conduct Shabbat morning services. Our focus on each child successfully integrates children with special needs.

If you are interested in enrolling your child, fill out our interest form or enroll directly via our online portal.

Questions or comments? Please let us know. You can also reach our educator, Jessie Sander, at educator@bshert.org or via our office.

Updates from the Educator

photo by Harvey Wang
photo by Harvey Wang

Family Activities & Events

We love spending time together as a community, so please join us at some of these family-friendly events.

September 16, 2023 1:30 pm: Rosh Hashana Family Service, Tashlich & Field Games in Prospect Park

Join us for a music-filled service geared to families with kids from birth to brit mitzvah age. Then walk with us to Prospect Park where we’ll have field games for the kids, Tashlich for everyone, and more opportunities to get to know each other.

September 25, 2023 1:15 pm: Yom Kippur Family Service

Join us for a music-filled service geared to families with kids from birth to brit mitzvah age.

September 29, 2023 6:00 pm: Sukkah Decorating & Service

Calling all artists, want-to-be artists and artistically-challenged: Help us decorate our new sukkah! This is our first year with a 24-person sukkah, so we will need a LOT of decorators and decorations! Put your personal touch on our community’s home for Sukkot.

October 6, 2023 6:00 pm: Caramel Apple Making & Simchat Torah Service

Make caramel apples and decorate your very own B’ShERT B’Shirt. Then enjoy our Simchat Torah service, where we unscroll the Torah as a community and celebrate. It’s both fun and awe-inspiring.

October 15, 2023 6:00 pm: Flatbush Frolic Nature Art Activities

Visit our booth at the Flatbush Frolic. We’ll have creative nature activities for the kids (shell painting, terrariums) and members of the community for you to meet and learn about our synagogue.