Families - Mishpacha
Programs for families and children of all ages
Got Shabbat? For famlies with children under the age of 5
Parent - Baby Groups
Bagels and Babies
First Friday Shabbat Services
Simchat Shabbat Dinners
SOMAnu-El Services and Dinners
Two Parent-Baby Groups Now Available - FREE OF CHARGE!
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets and more with Early Childhood Educator Mimi Greisman. Take advantage of a wonderful opportunity to connect with other parents and create lasting friendships.
Bagels and Babies
Fridays, 9:30 – 11:00 am
Mondays , 9:30 – 11:00 am
Programs for Families with Children of Any Ages
We are pleased to offer these groups that create smaller, more intimate communities within the larger Temple.
Participants in these "micro-communities" will build ongoing relationships and stronger bonds with the synagogue by celebrating Shabbat, holidays, life cycle events and Jewish service learning opportunities, beginning with preschool families, and continuing through 8th grade.
We look forward to new relationships developing within our synagogue community, and invite you to be a part of these exciting new programs. If interested, please email Terry Kraus, and PLEASE include the subject line "havurah".
Services and Dinners for Families
Join us in Martin Meyer Sanctuary on the first Friday of the month at 6:00 pm.
This service is musical, fun, short and perfect for families with children of all ages.
During the school year, stay after for the reserve-ahead Simchat Shabbat dinner.
No charge and no RSVP required for Shabbat service
Simchat Shabbat Dinner
First Friday of each month during the school year. Next dinner: November 1, and we will be serving Mediterranean food from King of Falafel.
A festive community Shabbat dinner on the first Friday of the month, following the 5:30 and 6:00 pm services.
The cost is $12 for adults, $5.00 for children 3 – 10, FREE for children under 3. RSVP for dinner early so that we know how much food to order. The deadline is the Thursday immediately preceding the dinner.
For families in the SOMA neighborhoods
Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center
515 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco
Congregation Emanu-El heads south to celebrate Shabbat on the fourth Friday of the month during the school year—please join us! This popular, musical, upbeat Shabbat service is perfect for all ages. The community is welcome. After the service, stay at the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center for a delicious Mediterranean feast. The service begins at 6:00 pm and the dinner is immediately following. The cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children. PLEASE REGISTER ASAP so that we can plan for enough food and avoid waste.
Seeking Babysitters and Child Care Providers
Whether you are a teen, parent or grandparent, our congregants are looking for child care help and we wish to reconnect them with you! If you are dependable, responsible, have a special interest in young children, and are safety conscious we would like to add you to our registry.
We will try to make introductions, whenever possible, between available babysitters and parents in need by neighborhood. To add your name to our Congregation-wide registry, please contact Kathryn Tullis at email@example.com or (415) 751-2541 x170.