Mishpacha Programs for Families and Children
Side By Side
Due to the current COVID-19 closure, we are offering Mimi’s baby groups via Zoom every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11 am. We invite you to join us for any and all of these sessions. While these online offerings will be free for all participants, we invite you to make a direct donation to our early education programs at Emanu-El in lieu of your Side by Side tuition to continue supporting our early education programming. To do so, please select ‘Emanu-El Preschool Fund’ from the dropdown menu. Thank you for your consideration!
UPDATE – November 10, 2020
At the end of this calendar year, we bid a fond farewell to our beloved Mimi Gresiman. Her baby group programs, which include Bagels and Babies, Mazel Tots, and Side by Side will be ending on December 18th.
We want to recognize and thank Mimi Greisman for her incredible contributions to Emanu-El over more than 30 years. During this time, Mimi has educated hundreds of tots and their families – helping them celebrate Jewish traditions and holidays with interactive music, stories, guitar-singing and puppets. Many of these children have gone on to our preschool and have returned to her programs as adults with infants and toddlers of their own!
We will be reimagining our programs for infants and toddlers post-COVID to create a deeper alignment with our early education department with a focus on parent education and engagement. In the meantime, we invite the Emanu-El community to join in a festive celebration honoring Mimi for all the joy she has brought to children and families over three decades! Stay tuned for details.
While these online offerings have been free for all participants, we invite you to make a direct donation to our early education programs at Emanu-El in lieu of your Side by Side tuition to continue supporting our early education programming. To do so, please select ‘Emanu-El Preschool Fund’ from the dropdown menu. Thank you for your consideration!
Two sessions per week for 8 weeks (16 total sessions)
Tuesdays and Thursdays at Congregation Emanu-El
Register now for the Winter 2019/2020 session beginning December 12!
Member price: $360/Non-Member price: $485
Emanu-El’s Side by Side program introduces our youngest children (18 months to 2.5 years) to a preschool environment with their parent or caregiver by their side. Our Side by Side program is rich in Jewish content, celebrating Jewish traditions and holidays. This program will be a wonderful introduction to preschool that will deepen relationships in our community and launch a meaningful beginning to the school experience for both parents and children.
Contact Katie Saleh, Administrative Coordinator, via email with any questions at [email protected] to register.
Drop in with your little one (birth to 4 years) 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.
Please refer to our web calendar for dates and registrations.
First Friday Under Five Service
Update – April 1, 2020 – Due to the current COVID-19 closure, Friday Friday Under Five Service has been suspended until further notice. Our in-person One Shabbat Service has now moved online. Please refer to our web calendar.
Join us in Martin Meyer Sanctuary on the first Friday of the month at 5:30 pm.
This service is musical, fun, short and perfect for families with children under the age of 5.
One Shabbat Service
Join us in the Martin Meyer Sanctuary on the second through fifth Fridays at 6:00 pm. One Shabbat is musical and perfect for families.
No charge and no RSVP required for Shabbat service.
Dinners for Families
Update April 1, 2020 – Due to the current COVID-19 closure, Simchat Shabbat Dinners have been suspended until further notice.
Simchat Shabbat Dinner
A festive community Shabbat dinner on the first Friday of the month, following the 5:30 pm service.
The cost is $20 for member adults, $10 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.
Jewish Baby Network
The Jewish Baby Network San Francisco is a pluralistic community where parents of babies and toddlers from all kinds of families and backgrounds connect, share, and celebrate together. We often partner for Shabbat activities.
If you would like more information about events or would like to be added to the newsletter, feel free to reach out to our member Alyssa Zagorie, Program Manager for JBNSF. Follow this link to sign up for a FREE Membership!
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