On Saturday, Nov. 5, Temple Sholom of Fanwood/Scotch Plains invites families with children ages four and under to a Shabbat Pray & Play featuring music, maracas, puppets and parachutes. The monthly 30-minute interactive service, led by Student Cantor Vicky Glikin, begins at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a free bagel brunch in the playroom. Older siblings are welcome.

“This isn’t your ordinary children’s service,” said Michelle Shapiro Abraham, director of education at the temple, who dreamt up the idea for an interactive Shabbat program when her own active children were in preschool. “It’s like where Shabbat meets Gymboree. The kids are encouraged to jump up, dance, sing and play along. Afterwards, everyone gets a chance to nosh and get to know one another over bagels.”

Temple Sholom is located in the Fanwood Presbyterian Church at the corner of Martine and LaGrande avenues in Fanwood. Meet in the chapel around the corner, off Marian Avenue. Please enter through the door on Marian marked Temple Sholom. For more information, call 908-889-4900, e-mail sholom@sholomnj.org or visit www.sholomnj.org.

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About Temple Sholom

Founded in 1913, Temple Sholom is a Reform Jewish Congregation led by Rabbi Joel N. Abraham. The Temple and its religious school is home to about 250 families from the greater Scotch Plains-Fanwood area. Currently residing within the Fanwood Presbyterian Church, the Temple has purchased five acres of land in Scotch Plains for its future home. Temple Sholom is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism. For more information about the Temple or joining the congregation, please call 908- 889-4900, e-mail sholom@sholomnj.org, or visit www.sholomnj.org.