Babes In The Wood

Calling all parents and newborns!

Babes in the Wood is a special opportunity for your child to enjoy music, dance and a Shabbat experience; it’s also a chance for parents to make new friends in a warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

The sessions take place every Friday morning during term-time and are led by one of two talented entertainers.

Elisheva Tatz is an occupational therapist who uses singing, musical instruments and props to explore music and rhythm, stimulating children’s sensory, physical and social development in a Jewish context.

Einav of You and Me Baby Ltd is an entertainer who helps develop your child’s natural talent for learning and language through songs and rhymes. Her sessions are a great way to introduce your child to the Hebrew language and culture. Themed sessions cover a variety of subjects including Jewish festivals and feature high-energy Israeli songs, furry friends, clackers, bubbles and more.

We then move to our Shabbat table, facilitated by Rebetzen Dina Golker.
The Shabbat table gives children the opportunity to get a taste of shabbat, with songs, rhymes, candles, grape juice, and of course, delicious challa!

Time and day: Fridays during term time, 10.30-11.30am
Venue: David Weisz Hall
Charge: £5
Suitability: Ages 0-3 years old

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JBabies is a warm and welcoming group for mothers and and babies in the community. The group meets weekly to explore Jewish themes, on Tuesdays 10am. For more in-formation, or to register, contact

Toddlers Service

Perfect for Pre-reception toddlers, this is a Shabbat Morning fun service run by parents that’s packed with songs and other toddler-friendly activities.
When: 10.45am Shabbat Morning
Where: The Bride’s Room (Ground Floor).


St John’s Wood Synagogue’s Kindergarten is a safe place for two to four year olds to learn and grow within a warm Jewish environment. The Kindergarten’s expert staff nurture children’s natural curiosities and feed their imaginations by providing activities and resources across all areas of learning.

The Kindergarten is open:

Monday to Thursday, from 8.45am-1.15pm or 3.00pm and on Friday from 8.45am-12noon. Early care from 8.00-8.45am.

Parking is available for drop-off and pick-up.

For more information, or to arrange a visit to the Kindergarten, please contact Chai Cohen – Kindergarten Director at or on 020 7286 3859.

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