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 list serv is a tremendous resource for finding out what is going on at Anshe Emet and in the community, and to use as a great source of free baby stuff and babysitters and nannies and home repair recommendations.

Join the Anshe Emet Young Family list serv  and select “Ask to join group” or join our Facebook Group!

Maxine Handelman 
is Director of Family Life & Learning and can be contacted at mhandelman@ansheemet.org/773-868-5121.


Anshe Emet Synagogue is committed to creating and nurturing pathways to Jewish life and community for families with young children.

We invite your family to invest in your values and in your journey towards creating a strong Jewish community together.

With our Young Family Membership, families with a child 5 years old or younger can choose the level at which you wish to invest and support this growing community.

While traditional memberships range from $875 to $2875 based on the parents’ age, the new Young Family Membership lets you choose an amount that is comfortable for your budget.

Memberships for families with children 5 and under who have never been Anshe Emet Members begin with an annual amount of $360 or more and include:

  • Access to all the Young Family High Holiday Services
  • Clergy for lifecycle events
  • Member discounts on all dinners, classes and holiday events
  • Eligibility to enroll in Religious School
  • Eligibility to attend the Community Retreat
  • A secure and beautifully maintained Jewish home-away-from home

Returning Young Family Memberships begin with an annual amount of $540 and include all of the above plus a lifetime supply of Anshe Emet branded potato scrubber/peelers.

For those of you who are able to contribute at higher levels, please know that you are performing the mitzvah of 
Kol Yisrael Aravim Zeh Bazeh (All Israel Is Responsible for One Another) in providing for those who cannot.

We ask only that you give from the heart at an amount that is meaningful to you.

Invest in a NEW Young Family Membership

Invest in a RETURNING Young Family Membership

Contact Amy Karp, Director of Engagement and The Malkin Family Program Director,  for membership questions akarp@ansheemet.org/773.868.5139

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