Youth and Family Services

Shabbat Evening • 1st Shabbat of the month

Anshe Emet Family Shabbat Service & Dinner • 5:45pm

This month, our regular First Friday Young Family dinner will be on Friday, May 17 at 5:45pm. Join our young family service for  kids K and under, led by Rabbi Donni Aaron & Max Handelman, and engage in a Torah discussion about this week’s parsha at the spirited Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming Shabbat) service for older elementary school students (grades 1-7), led by Rabbi David Russo. May is also our PJ Shabbat, which means come in pajamas (yes!) and get ready to hear, read and take home lots of PJ Library stories!

After Services, everyone comes together for a delicious community dinner, complete with veggie and gluten free options to boot! As always – our fabulous teen educators will be sharing story books with kids in small groups by age before dessert and play time in the gym.

Food allergies or restrictions?
We will accommodate Gluten Free and Vegetarian meal options; other allergies or restrictions will be handled on a case by case basis and we may not be able to accommodate the request.  Please list any allergy or dietary restrictions you or anyone in your party may have (i.e. allergies, gluten free, vegetarian) no later than Friday, Ma 10. Contact Kim Carter for question menu/allergies - [email protected].

If this is your first time joining us, use the code 1stTimeFam when you register, and dinner is on us. We'll even set you up with a buddy family to show you the way. 

Register here today!

Questions or comments? Please contact Max Handelman, Dir. of Family Life & Learning at [email protected].

Shabbat Mornings

Shalom Shabbat (up to 4 years old) • 11am - 12am

An interactive Shabbat worship experience for families with children four years old and younger with High School Leaders and Max Handelman every Shabbat morning in the Rose Crown Room. Sing, dance, and hear stories as you celebrate Shabbat with your children. 

Shachar Service (K - 2nd Grades) • 11am – 12pm 

The Shachar Service incorporates tefillah, stories and music with Max Handelman and a Madrikhim in the Rose Crown Room. Children are invited to read Torah in English or Hebrew and parents and children learn together. 

Ruach Service (3rd - 7th Grades; All are welcome) • 10:45am – 12pm

A musical service designed for families with children in 3rd – 7th grades with Rabbi Donni in the Reich Room. It is also enthusiastically open to all who are looking for a service filled with traditional tefillah, music, discussion and learning. Students will also have the opportunity to read/chant Torah.

Junior Congregation (3rd – 7th Grades) • 10:45am – 12pm

A traditional student-led Shachrit service that will run parallel with the Ruach Service in the Bennett Library. At 11:45am, the two services will combine for a student led Torah service. Students from both services will have the opportunity to read/chant Torah.