W Junior is a one-of-a-kind group offering families with children ages birth to five years old with more opportunities for togetherness with each other and other young families. Originally hatched from a new mom seeking the next stage in social and spiritual activities now that she had a family of her own, W Junior provides that and more. Events and activities deliver endless fun for kids and deepened relationships for parents, connecting them to their own families, other families, and to Temple clergy in a safe and friendly environment.
W Junior understands that when you are starting a family your life can be very hectic. We are a place where you can stop for a moment to connect to your Judaism with your young children and share those moments with other new families. Whether your Temple involvement began as a member of the W Group, a school family or any other way, W Junior hopes you will consider us a part of your extended family.
We like to keep things interesting by doing a variety of activities and events throughout the year. Some examples include:
- Tot Shabbats
- Mom's Night Out (because Mom's need "me" time too!)
- W Junior Family Fun Zone at the Purim Carnival
- Plant 'N Play for Tu BiShevat
- Farm 'N Fun at Underwood Family Farm
- And lots more!
W Junior is now featuring Wise Datitude!
Wise Daditude is a new group of Stephen S. Wise Temple dads who get together Sunday mornings at the Wise ECC Playground for a group play-date and some guy time. This is a fantastic way to spend some quality time with your preschooler (birth-5 years old) in a safe, contained environment. We will have coffee for the dads, toys for the kids, and good company. As part of each session, there will also be some informal learning with Rabbi Spike Anderson. Topics will include Dad/parenting concerns & the Jewish holidays. Give your wife the morning off, and get the day started right!
Daditude will meet from 9:15am – 10:45am on the following Sundays: 9/22, 10/27, 11/24, 12/15, 2/2, 3/23, 4/6, an 5/18.
For more information, visit www.WiseLA.org/Daditude
Tot Shabbat Calendar - A great way to celebrate Shabbat as a family, these services are especially designed for children ages birth to 5. Events include a 20 minute Shabbat service, food, crafts and entertainment. Located in the Hershenson Hall unless otherwise noted. Save the dates below!
- Saturday, September 21 @ 10:00 am
- Saturday, October 19 @ 10:00 am
- Friday, November 22 @ 5:00 pm ... one of two Evening Tot Shabbats!
- Saturday, January 25 @ 10:00 am
- Friday, March 7 @ 5:00 pm ... the second of two Evening Tot Shabbats!
- Friday, May 9 @ 5:00 pm ... our Jubilee Tot Shabbat "in the park" at Wise
Want to learn more or get involved with W Junior? E-mail WJunior@WiseLA.org and "Like" our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/WiseWJunior