Young Adults & Families with Young Children

The Porch is Temple Beth El’s thriving Young Adults and Families with Young Children community. The Porch is a broad community that builds connections between Jewish adults and families- from recent college graduates to parents of preschoolers. This diverse community offers many types of community-building programming from Happy Hours, to Tot Shabbat, to Havdalah services, all seeking to give people many portals into Jewish life where they can find deep personal meaning and build significant relationships with others engaged in Jewish living. Questions? Email Andy Harkavy, Director of Congregational Engagement, or The Porch Core Leadership Team.

Tot Shabbat

Join us for a musical 20 minute Shabbat morning service followed by a snack and craft geared toward little ones under age 6. No RSVP is needed and there is no cost to participate; however, our program depends on donations from sponsors like you! If you would like to sponsor a Tot Shabbat or find out how to volunteer, email Andy Harkavy, Director of Congregational Engagement.


To keep you informed, we send a weekly e-newsletter, monthly cohort emails, and we use a variety of social media to help members remain connected and engaged with Temple Beth El.  When special events or announcements are sent out, we urge you to follow-up, RSVP, attend and participate in what interests you.


Porch Month at a Glance