Circle Playtime Preschool Playgroup

Interested in connecting with other young progressive Jewish families? Have a child who’s not old enough for Sunday School, or who’s tagging along with an older sibling? Join Circle Playtime!
Circle Playtime is a free monthly playgroup for children ages 0-4, and their parents. Each session includes fun age-appropriate activities related to a Jewish or social justice holiday. We have music, crafts, learning, and lots of time for play. We always have a snack available, too.
Circle Playtime runs from September to May at the Runkle School, 50 Druce Street in Brookline. Check the regular calendar for updates. Everyone is also welcomed to join the Chanukah and Purim celebrations hosted by our Sunday School (Shule).


2018-2019 Circle Playtime Schedule and Topics:

Selected Sundays, 10:30 AM to 12:15 PM

  • September 30:  Rosh Hashanah
  • October 14: Sukes (Sukkes)
  • November 4: Shabes (Shabbat)
  • December 2: Chanukah
  • December 9: Family Chanukah Party
  • January 6: Havdalah
  • February 10: Tu B'Shevat
  • March 10: Purim
  • March 24: Family Purim Party
  • April 7: Passover
  • May 19: Shavuos
"My family loves Circle Playtime. We love the shared community,
doing projects together and singing when the music teacher comes around."


Why do parents choose Circle Playtime? 

  • Looking for a secular progressive Jewish home

  • Seeking to increase their own Jewish literacy in order to enhance their home practices in their secular/interfaith/intercultural family

  • The program is free of charge (yes, really!)

  • The scheduling works for young families

  • Parents get the chance to spend meaningful time with their children

  • Meet other families with similar values

If you have any questions, contact Education Director Alexandra Corwin at or call 617-566-6281.