Young 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 activites throughout the year.

The Anshe Emet Young Families email listserv 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:

[email protected]
Join our Facebook Group

Maxine Handelman is Anshe Emet's Director of Family Life & Learning and can be contacted at [email protected]/773-868-5121


Upcoming Programs and Events

Summer Shabbat Park Playdates:

On long Shabbat afternoons, let's gather at local parks after naptime to hang out with Anshe Emet friends. All families are invited to bring babies on up and pot luck nut-free snacks to the following Summer Park playdates:

June 30, 4:00 PM at Morrie Mages Park 3920 N. Recreation Dr. (Irving Park & the Lake)
July 14, 4:00 PM at Wendt Playlot Park, 667 W. Roscoe St. 

Shabbat Services: 

Anshe Emet offers services every week for children of all ages. Click here for more information.

Family Shabbat Service and Dinner

We would love for you to join us for our monthly Shabbat service and dinner. At 5:45pm families with babies to kindergarten age will join Rabbi Donni Aaron and Max Handelman for a musical and story-filled service. Families with older elementary school students will gather with Rabbi David Russo for a spirited and extended Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming Shabbat) service. The services will each end at 6:30pm, followed by a delicious Shabbat dinner. After that, the gym will be open for some play time. 

Register here for our August 3rd Family Service and Dinner