Families – Mishpacha
Programs for Families and Children
IMPORTANT: Preschool will be closed the week of Passover, April 10-18.
Tuesday, April 11
This seder is designed to engage families with children. Led by Rabbi Beth Singer, Rabbi Carla Fenves, Cantor Arik Luck and Jonathan Bayer, the seder will be musical, participatory and fast-paced with a delicious dinner. (No childcare will be available.)
- Seat Requests: Please email Anna Avanesyan at AAvanesyan@emanuelsf.org with the names of who you would like to be seated next to.
Park Playdates! – Passover Edition
Touch, Taste, & Smell Passover
Saturday, April 15, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
A special Passover-themed day! Join us once a month for a fun-filled afternoons for families with children under 5. Each
month we will be at a different park or location in the city for songs and art activities. Bring your own blankets, snacks, toys and comfy clothing to have the most fun possible!
Thursday, May 11th, 7:00 pm
Join us for a presentation by three leading researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). Learn about the cutting-edge science and therapeutic approaches being developed at BGU’s interdisciplinary Negev Autism Center.
Experts at the Negev Autism Center use neuroimaging, molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, computer science and behavioral analysis techniques to examine autism from every angle. The goal is to identify objective biological measures that allow for much earlier autism diagnoses, and to distinguish between different sub-types of autism. These discoveries can enable clinicians to use earlier targeted intervention for the highest quality of life for children with autism.
Dr. Ilan Dinstein
BGU Department of Psychology
Zlotowski Center for Neuroscience
Dr. Gal Meiri
Child Psychiatrist, Head of Preschool Psychiatric Unit, Soroka University Medical Center
Faculty Member, BGU Faculty of Health Sciences
Dr. Idan Menashe
Department of Public Health and Zlotowski Center for Neuroscience
BGU Faculty of Health Sciences
Admission is free. R.S.V.P. required by May 4, 2017. Call 415-927-2119 or email: email@example.com
Please join Mimi Greisman, Early Childhood and Family Educator, for a Shabbat experience for families with children under age 5.
Join Us Monthly
From 10:15 – 11:30 am (except as noted*), your family will enjoy music, dancing with the Torahs, puppets, parachute time, bubbles and lively discussion. Come meet Duvie the Bear!
*May 20 – Havdalah PJ Party! 4:00-5:30 pm – co-sponsored by the Jewish Baby Network
Side By Side – Spring Session is here!
Two sessions per week for 8 weeks (16 total sessions)
Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning April 18, Temple Emanu-El
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.
REMINDER: Side by Side will not be in session the week of Passover, April 10-17.
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.
Fridays, 9:30 – 11:00 am
Mondays, 9:30 – 11:00 am
REMINDER: There will be no Bagels and Babies or Mazel Tots during the week of Passover, April 10-17.
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 and on the first Friday of the month at 7:30 pm. Babysitting is offered for the 6 pm service.
One Shabbat is musical and perfect for families. Held in the Martin Meyer Sanctuary.
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.
Registration Required for the dinner.