Mishpacha Programs for Families and Children
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.
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.
Update April 30 – Due to the current COVID-19 closure, there will not be a new Side-by-Side session starting this month. Instead, 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!
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 KSaleh@emanuelsf.org to register.
Update April 1, 2020 – Mimi’s Music and Fun Group has now moved online until further notice.
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.
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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