This year, Temple Sholom of Fanwood/Scotch Plains offers a new twist on its popular Jews Clues program. The new “Celebration Series,” which is designed for children ages 2 to 4 with a caregiver, will explore holidays, stories and traditions through play, music, arts and crafts.

Sessions take place several Sunday mornings this year at Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains. Cost is $15 per session or $50 for the full series for non-members. 

“When the families arrive each morning, they go on a hunt for the three ‘Jews clues’ hidden around the room,” explains Director of Education Michelle Shapiro Abraham. “When they find the clues, they figure out together what Jewish holiday they are learning about that day.”   

All families are welcome to participate in this exceptional program. Temple membership or any previous knowledge of Judaism is not required. The Jew’ Clues Celebration Series offers a wonderful way to get to know other young families while gaining tools to bring Judaism into your home. To register or for more information about Temple Sholom's worship and programs for young families, please visit or call 908-889-4900.

In addition, Temple Sholom will host an open house on August 21 from 4 to 6 pm at the home of one of the Temple’s congregants. For more information about this event or to rsvp, call 908-889-4900 or email