Families with Young Children

Familes with youn children

Temple Emanuel is a warm and welcoming community that is ready to build curiosity and connections to Judaism with the youngest of minds. There are a variety of ways for families to engage with Judaism together, share our traditions, and create a safe space to explore each child’s Jewish journey. 

There are a multitude of programs and events that we encourage you to take advantage of at Temple Emanuel. Our Preschoolers share Shabbat Morning with Cantor Idan Irelander, there are youth groups for Grade 3 and older, a Sunday Morning Shabbat Service for our Religious School aged children, and events geared specifically towards each age group.

PJ Library DIY Hanukkah @ Home
Kit Pick-up at Temple Emanuel, December 7, 8:30-9:30am
FREE tote bag filled with everything families need to celebrate Hanukkah at home!  The tote is stocked with a Hanukkah menorah, a box of candles, two dreidels, fabric crayons to decorate the tote and an invitation to a FREE Family Hanukkah concert on Zoom!

DIY Hanukkah @ Home is for Jewish and interfaith families with children, ages newborn – 12.

Click here to Register.

PJ Library Sing-In Shabbat
Fridays, January 8, March 5, and May 14 at 5:30pm
Sing-in Shabbat with award-winning song writer and educator, Eliana Light!
Click here to register.

PJ LIbrary Hanukkah Harry Puppet Show
Thursday, December 10 at 4:00pm
As Josh and Danny discover, Hanukkah Harry doesn’t deliver presents; he is alive in anyone who stands up for him or herself and creates a miracle for the people he or she loves. A family show for all ages.
 Click here to Register.

Family Hanukkah Concert
Sunday, December 13 at 4:00pm
Featuring Eliana Light, award-winning song writer and educator. Invite your family and friends to join you on Zoom fora FREE Hanukkah concert followed by lighting the menorah! Bring your Hanukkah menorah and candles to light! Click here to register.

Rekindle Shabbat
January 8, March 5, and May 14

  • A beautiful Shabbat kit stocked with Shabbat candles and candlesticks,
    challah cover, wine cup, tzedakah box, and more
  • Educational video about Shabbat home rituals for parents
    who are new to the program
  • OPTIONAL – Virtual Sing-in Shabbat with musician Eliana Light at 5:30 p.m.
  • A Chavurah (group) of other families to get to know and build relationships together. 

Rekindle Shabbat is FREE and open to Temple Emanuel families with children, teens and younger. Click here to Register.