Emanuel Synagogue has a vibrant and active community of families with young children who are welcome at all synagogue activities and services. We also offer a separate babysitting area as well as a parent/child Early Childhood Center available for children and parents together during all service times, equipped with games, puppet theater, dress-up area, baby area, reading corner, etc.
ChallahPalooza: For Children 5 and younger. Interactive Parent/Child program, meets in our Early Childhood Center one Saturday each month. Participants sing songs and prayers, dance, read stories and play shabbat friendly games. The program concludes in the Main Sanctuary with Adon Olam on the bima followed by kiddush with the Emanuel community. ChallahPalooza is free and open to all, as part of our monthly Programming for Kids and Families on Shabbat
Upcoming for Preschoolers and their families:
Sundays in March: 4, 11, 18 and 25
9 – 10:30 am
Sunday, March 25
Bagels, Blocks, and Beyond: For Children 5 and younger A theme based program for pre-school aged children and their parents. Through music, art, and stories, participants learn about Jewish holidays such as Shabbat and Passover, and values such as Tzedakah. B, B and B is free and open to the community, contact us for upcoming schedule
In addition to synagogue activities, we offer an active social group: Young Families at The Emanuel Synagogue. Led by lay leadership, this group is comprised of both current and potential members, and hosts social gatherings throughout the year, such as: Shabbat dinners, picnics, Hanukkah parties as well as non-religious social events.
For more information on any of the above programs, or other opportunities for families with young children at the Emanuel Synagogue, please contact the Religious School Principal