Families – Mishpacha
Programs for Families and Children
Sunday, September 18, 2016
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Julius Kahn Park
Do you identify as interfaith? Are you interested in meeting other Emanu-El congregants and families who also identify as interfaith? Then join fellow interfaith members of Congregation Emanu-El for a family-friendly picnic in the park.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Lafayette Park
Saturday, October 22, 2016
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Sukkot Open House
at the home of Rabbi Beth & Rabbi Jonathan Singer
Join the rest of our community for an afternoon with our Senior Rabbis
Saturday, November 19, 2016
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Walter Haas Park
Saturday, December 10, 2016
3:30 – 5:00 pm at Got Shabbat Havdalah PJ Party at Congregation Emanu-El
Join us once a month for a fun-filled park afternoon for families with children under 5. Each month we will rotate to a different park in the city for songs, art activities and Havdalah. Mark your calendars and register now!
Bring your own blankets, snacks, toys and comfy clothing to have the most fun possible!
Please join Mimi Greisman, Early Childhood and Family Educator, for A Shabbat morning experience for families with children under age 5.
Join Us Monthly
From 10:15 to 11:30 am, your family will enjoy music, dancing with the Torahs, puppets, parachute time, bubbles and lively discussion. Come meet Duvie the Bear!
Open House at the home of Rabbi Jonathan and Rabbi Beth Singer
Saturday, October 22, 2016
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Home of Rabbi Jonathan and Rabbi Beth Singer
Congregants of all ages are invited to come together for a celebration under the Sukkah. Bring the family and join our Senior Rabbis for this festive day! Please register so we know to expect you!
Side By Side – Summer 2016
Two sessions per week for 8 weeks (16 total sessions)
Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning July 7, Temple Emanu-El
Member price: $360/Non-Member price: $480
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.
No classes on August 16 and 18. Prorating of fees is available for those who will be traveling during the summer.
We are extending the ending date to October 8 so families get the full 12 weeks. Questions? Please do not hesitate to email Nika.
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
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.
Join us in the Main Sanctuary on the first Friday of the month at 6:00 pm.
Classic Shabbat connects to our Reform roots and is often accompanied by the organ. It is held on the first Friday of each month.
One Shabbat Service
Join us in the Martin Meyer Sanctuary on the first Friday of the month at 7:30 pm.
This service is musical and perfect for families. Held in the Martin Meyer Sanctuary.
No charge and no RSVP required for Shabbat service
Simchat Shabbat Dinner
First Friday of each month during the school year.
A festive community Shabbat dinner on the first Friday of the month, following the 6:00 pm service.
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.
Seeking Babysitters and Childcare Providers
Whether you are a teen, parent or grandparent, our congregants are looking for childcare 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 contact Rachel Schonwetter at (415) 751-2541 x171 or firstname.lastname@example.org.