Mishpacha Programs for Families and Children
Please join us for Shabbat and holiday experiences for families with children under age 5
Chanukah Service and Dinner
(Combining First Friday Under Five and One Shabbat – all ages welcome!)
Friday, December 7
Pre-oneg: 5:30 pm
Brief service: 6:00 pm
Followed by Chanukah dinner and entertainment. This year, we’ll have a clown/juggler artist who will spend time before and after making balloons for the kids.
Please bring your Chanukiot to light with the community. Registration is required for the dinner.
Two sessions per week for 8 weeks (16 total sessions)
Tuesdays and Thursdays at Congregation Emanu-El
Register now for the Winter 2019 session!
Member price: $275/Non-Member price: $360
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.
Questions? Please do not hesitate to email Nika.
Two Baby Groups Available!
Drop in with your little one (birth to 2 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.
Fridays, 9:30 – 11:00 am
Please note: Bagels and Babies will not meet on Nov. 16 or 23
Mondays, 9:30 – 11:00 am
Congregation Emanu-El members, no charge.
Non-members $10/session. First session free for non-members. (No session Monday, Oct. 1)
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!
Shabbat Services for Families
First Friday Under Five Service
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. (Note: December 7 will be our Chanukah celebration; see above)
One Shabbat Service
Join us in the Martin Meyer Sanctuary on the second through fifth Fridays at 6:00 pm. Babysitting is offered for this service.
One Shabbat is musical and perfect for families.
No charge and no RSVP required for Shabbat service.
Dinners for Families
Simchat Shabbat Dinner
A festive community Shabbat dinner on the first Friday of the month, following the 5:30 pm service. (Note: December 7 will be our Chanukah celebration; see registration above)
The cost is $18 for member adults, $7.50 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.
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