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

Little Builders: Fall Fun Series

Sundays | 9:15 - 10:45 AM

Beginning November 4 come be a part of the amazing community we BUILD at Anshe Emet. Families with 2-3 year olds dive into Jewish Experiences, connect with new friends and craft joyful memories. Each 6 week session includes one home-hosted class, which gives families deeper opportunities to play and connect. 

Session Dates Include: November 4, 11, 18 and December 2, 9, 16
Fees: $75 | Members ; $90 | Non-Members

Click here to register now!

Babies & Bagels
Sunday, November 11 | 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Families with children 2 years old and under are invited to join Max Handelman and Miss Aimee for songs, story and schmoozing! A great way to connect with other families with kids the same age as yours!
This program is free, but registration is requested:

Click here to register

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 November 2nd Family Service and Dinner