Mishpacha Programs for Families and Children
Please join us for Shabbat and holiday experiences for families with children under age 5
Family Passover Seder
Saturday, March 31
4:30 – 7:00 pm
This Family Seder is designed to engage families with children. It will be led Rabbi Beth, Rabbi Fenves, Rabbi Bauer, and Cantor Luck. The Seder will be musical, participatory, and fast-paced with a delicious dinner. Please arrive at 4:30 pm for registration. The service will start around 4:45 pm, followed by dinner at 5:45 pm. We will then come back together at 6:15 pm for the conclusion of the service at 6:45 pm. (No childcare will be available)
Seating Requests: Please email Lea Moise Kleinman with the names of the people with which you would like to be seated. Dietary Restrictions: If you have any dietary restrictions please email Lea.
Side By Side
Two sessions per week for 8 weeks (16 total sessions)
Tuesdays and Thursdays at Congregation Emanu-El
Member price: $275/Non-Member price: $360
We are currently full. Please check back for the next session!
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.
Got Shabbat? (MMR)
10:00 – 11:30 am
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
Mondays, 9:30 – 11:00 am
Congregation Emanu-El members, no charge.
Non-members $10/session. First session free for non-members.
JBOB – Jewish Babies of the Bay
A playgroup led by Congregation Emanu-El parents for their children ages newborn to two years old. They offer regular meet ups so the babies can play and the parents can chat. Join their Facebook page to stay up to date on the details of the playgroup.
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. Babysitting is offered for this service.
One Shabbat is musical and perfect for families.
No charge and no RSVP required for Shabbat service.
Simchat Shabbat Dinner
A festive community Shabbat dinner on the first Friday of the month, following the 5:30 pm service.
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.