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.

Ongoing Programs

New Baby Parent Group begins July 20!
Mondays • 10:30am – 11:30am

Join virtually with Max Handelman, Anshe Emet’s Director of Family Life & Learning, and other parents with babies around Peri’s age, to hang out and discuss the joys and challenges of having a baby during COVID-19. Each week we’ll center our discussion around a valuable topic, and spend some time in small groups so you can get to know fellow parents.

Two groups will each meet for 5 sessions on July 20, 27, August 3, 10 and 17. Groups are open to one parent or both.

Mondays, 10:30-11:30 amNew Parents: parents with their first baby born since January 1, 2020
Mondays, 8:30-9:30pm | Experienced Parents: parents with a baby born since January 1, 2020 and an older sibling or two

Topics will depend on participant’s interests, but will likely include nurturing a practice of gratitude with your family, decreasing sibling rivalry, raising anti-racist kids, self care (and why taking care of yourself will help your baby become a mensch), Jewish songs and books to fill your home with, and incorporating Jewish traditions into your family’s life.

There is no charge to join an Anshe Emet New Baby Parent group. The new groups begin soon, so register today!

Register Here

Kvetch & Comfort ⋅ Tuesday Nights at 9pm

Save some energy and join us for our weekly session.

Kvetch & Comfort

Virtual Story-time 

All of our stories can be found below, or at the Anshe Emet Religious School YouTube Channel.
We have story times and other fun stuff lined up all week. You can find all the details in this chart.

Shalom Shabbat Virtual Family Shabbat Service ⋅ Fridays at 5:45pm

Join Rabbi Donni Aaron, Maxine Handelman and teen leaders and celebrate Shabbat together with song and story. Bring your own stuffed Torah if you have one!

Join Here

View our most recent service below:

We are very excited for our first Anshe Emet Young Family Virtual First Friday Dinner and Service August 7!





Ruach Service

Join Rabbi Donni for this recorded Shabbat service especially designed for families with 3rd – 6th graders (but everyone will enjoy). A new service will be available for viewing every Friday.

View our Friday, August 7 service below:
*Note there will be no new Ruach video for August, 14

Music with the Krugel-Lee’s ⋅ Sundays at 9:30am

Join the Krugel-Lee Family and sings songs together online for good family fun.

Sunday Music 

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

Join Service

Jewish Stories Told by Your Favorite Storytellers

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