Youth and Family Programs

Family First Shabbat Services First Friday of every month

Our first Friday of the month is dedicated to the youngest members of our community and their families.  Our Family First Shabbat, while designed for young families as a shorter service with music, dancing, and story time, is a wonderfully joyful Shabbat for all ages to experience. This multigenerational Shabbat is sure to bring a smile to your face.

During the summer months, from May to September, join us outdoors with a picnic blanket, something yummy to eat, and your four legged friend (if you have one),  for our informal and magical Family First Shabbat at the Park.

Mesibaba Bringing 2nd—7th graders together to have FUN!

This awesome youth program is sure to deliver a fun social afternoon to all attendees leaving your kids waiting for more. Mesibaba offers five uniquely themed programs on Thursday afternoons throughout the year from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Congregation B’nai Tikvah in Walnut Creek. Mesibaba is open to all 2nd – 7th graders in the Jewish community and is always focused on building friendships while having a blast. Each Mesibaba is dedicated to a different theme combining a backdrop of Jewish content with sheer fun.

Tikvah Tents Saturday & Sunday, May 14 & 15, 2022

Mark your calendars — our annual overnight camping trip is coming up on May 14, 2022! Lag Ba’omer is one of the most special holidays, celebrated with a community around a camp fire, singing songs, eating and having fun.  We invite you to share these special moments – all of us together, enjoying each other’s company and this wonderfully fun holiday.  If you are not a camper, you can join the first-day festivities only.
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K'tan Tan FREE Monthly Parent & Child Program (Ages 0-5)

K’tan Tan is our FREE Parent & Child program for families with children ages 0-5 and features Jewish learning through music, stories, crafts, and fun. Each session meets on Sundays from 10:00 – 11:30 am and has a different theme with related activities. 

Gan Gani Weekly Pre-K Program (Ages 4-5)

Gan Gani is our fun and interactive PreK program. It meets weekly from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and is designed to introduce children to Judaism through activities, stories, and play. Gan Gani creates a Jewish experience, guiding children in their journey of connecting to their own Jewish identity and building a community. This is a great opportunity to get a taste of the Religious School.


Religious School Grades K - 7

Our goal is to spark a lifelong thirst for learning, and strong connections to our shared traditions, Israel, and tikun olam in our participants. Our program is designed to engage students with Judaism and develop in each one a sense of ownership over values and meaning.

We believe that a strong Jewish identity is fostered through a sense of belonging, celebrating holidays together, the gift of knowledge of our shared history and Torah, and through bringing our Jewish values to life in a constant strive to be a community that makes the world a better place.

While at the end of our program our children are prepared for their B’nai Mizvah study, the focus of our program is to set our students on a path to continue and explore their Jewish life.