Families

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.

To join, send us an email to: AEYF-subscribe@yahoogroups.com or join our Facebook Group!

Maxine Handelman is Anshe Emet’s Director of Family Life & Learning and can be contacted at mhandelman@ansheemet.org | 773-868-5121.


Upcoming Programs

New Baby Parent Group 
Mondays • 10:30am – 11:30am

Especially for first time parents with babies born since October 1, 2019. The focus of this group will be to get to know and spend time with other parents in the same boat, sharing tips and concerns, with the guidance of Jewish early childhood expert and Anshe Emet Director of Family Life & Learning Maxine Handelman. Babies are certainly welcome, although our focus will be on grown-ups.

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Experienced Parent Group (for parents with a new(ish) baby and older sib(s))
Mondays • 8pm – 9pm

The focus of this group will be to get to know and spend time with other parents in the same boat, sharing tips and concerns about babies, toddlers, sibling relationships and readjusting the balancing act, with the guidance of Jewish early childhood expert and Anshe Emet Director of Family Life & Learning Maxine Handelman. Babies are welcome (although hopefully they’ll be asleep), and our focus will be on grown-ups. 

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Contact Maxine Handelman to obtain your Zoom password to join these programs: mhandelman@ansheemet.org.


Ongoing Programs

Kvetch & Comfort ⋅ Tuesday Nights at 9pm

Save some energy and join us for our weekly session.

Kvetch & Comfort


Virtual Story-time ⋅ Thursdays at 4pm

Parents and kids are invited to join us for story-time.

This week’s story

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


Shalom Shabbat Virtual Family Shabbat Service ⋅ Fridays at 4:15pm

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!

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View our most recent service below:


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, May 22 service below:


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

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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


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