Anshe Emet is blessed with a strong, vibrant community of young families…

Families with children ages 8 and under are full participants in the life of Anshe Emet, and have a number of opportunities to socialize and engage in fun activities throughout the year. The Anshe Emet Young Families email group is a tremendous resource for finding out what is going on at Anshe Emet and in the community, and also for finding a nanny and swapping baby stuff.

Become A Young Family Member Today!

To join our mailing list at AEYF-subscribe@yahoogroups.com or join our Facebook Group!

Maxine Handelman is Director of Family Life & Learning and a 2020 Covenant Award Recipient and can be contacted at mhandelman@ansheemet.org | 773-868-5121.

Family Programs:

Kvetch & Comfort ⋅ Tuesday at 9pm

Save some energy and join us for our weekly session.

Kvetch & Comfort

Ruach Service • Saturday at 11am

Ruach, Anshe Emet’s engaging Shabbat Service designed for kids in 3rd-6th grade, is now on live on Zoom, Saturday mornings at 11am. Join Rabbi Donni Aaron to sing, daven and discuss a little Torah. If you’ve enjoyed the recorded Ruach services, you will LOVE getting to be live with Rabbi Donni!

Join Service


Shalom Shabbat at 10am (families with kids 4 and under) and Shachar at 11:15am (kids in K-2nd grade) return to IN PERSON OUTDOORS beginning May 1!!!!!  (Shine Only, registration required)

Sign up for Shalom Shabbat here (please limit sign up to 3 dates)

Sign up for Shachar here

Shachar Service and Torah Reading & Study ⋅ Sundays at 4pm

Join Service


Virtual Story-time 

All of our stories can be found below, or at the Anshe Emet Religious School YouTube Channel.

Hannah the Joyful told by Max Segal Handelman from Anshe Emet’s Community Chanukah Celebration

(based on versions of an ancient tale by Nina Jaffe and Barbara Diamond Goldin)

Jewish stories told by your favorite storytellers:

Why the Rosh Hashanah Challah is Round

The Announcing Tool

The Apple Tree’s Discovery

Ella’s Trip to Israel

Could Anything Be worse

Mr. Tempkin climbs a Tree

Tea with Zayde

The Shmutzy Family

Maddi’s Fridge

Something from Nothing told by Alicia Frajman