SHABBATOTS at WLS organises an exciting programme for Jewish babies, toddlers and pre-school children in Marylebone, Central London. With the ShabbaTOTS Café, the ShabbaTOTS Services and ShabbaTOTS Specials, there is something to attend almost every week. We also provide the Cosy Corner for children to use during regular Shabbat services.
ShabbaTOTS is a fun, informal atmosphere where children and grown-ups can play, sing and make new friends whilst celebrating Shabbat and the Jewish festivals.
2nd and 4th Friday of the month, 10:30-12:00 in the Children’s Synagogue. Check Events for exact dates.
The Café is our Friday morning playgroup for the under 5s. We have an area for babies, there are toys for all ages and plenty of playing and singing. We finish with one of the WLS rabbis leading us in welcoming Shabbat around our Shabbat table with more songs, candles, grape juice and challah. Run by Crystal Cowley.
Please use the entrance on Seymour Place.
1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, 10:30-12:00 in the Children’s Synagogue. Check Events for exact dates.
A children’s Shabbat morning service with music, songs, puppetry and stories plus Shabbat prayers. Join Avivit on her guitar and ukelele for songs in English and Hebrew followed by a children’s kiddush led by one of the WLS rabbis.
Note that this service starts 30 minutes before the main service.
Check Events for dates, times and locations.
On the Jewish festivals we run ShabbaTOTS Specials; children’s services with festival-themed activities for the under 5s. Join us for fancy dress on Purim, cheesecake on Shavuot and much more.
The Cosy Corner has books and toys and can be found just outside the Sanctuary doors. There is also a television streaming the service so adults don’t need to miss out. Children are welcome in the Sanctuary during the regular Shabbat services and any noises they make can be considered to be their contribution to the service and prayer. However if they need a break, or perhaps during a bar/bat mitzvah reading, the Rabbi’s sermon or kaddish, the Cosy Corner is an ideal alternative.