Emanuel Synagogue has a vibrant and active community of families with young children who are welcome at all synagogue activities and services. Be sure to visit our Early Childhood Center also available for children and parents together during service times, that is equipped with games, puppet theater, dress-up area, baby area, reading corner!
In addition to synagogue activities, we offer an active social group: Young Families at The Emanuel Synagogue. Led by lay leadership, this group is comprised of both current and potential members, and hosts social gatherings throughout the year, such as: Shabbat dinners, picnics, Hanukkah parties as well as non-religious social events.
Early Childhood Programs:
for children ages 5 and under accompanied by their parent/caregiver
ChallahPalooza: Interactive Parent/Child program, meets in our Early Childhood Center one Saturday/month. Sing songs and prayers, dance, read stories and play shabbat friendly games.The program concludes in the Main Sanctuary with Adon Olam on the bima followed by kiddush with the congregation. ChallahPalooza is free and open to all, as part of our monthly Programming for Kids and Families on Shabbat. Visit the website front page to see the next one scheduled
Sunday Mornings thru February
Bagels, Blocks, and Beyond: A theme based program. Through music, art, and stories, pre-school aged children and their parents learn together about Jewish holidays such as Shabbat and Passover, and values such as Tzedakah. Free and open to the community, click here to reserve for Dec. 9!
For more information on any of the above programs, or other opportunities for families with young children at the Emanuel Synagogue, please contact the Director of Youth and Family Learning