Youth and Family Services

Shabbat Evening • 1st Shabbat of the month

Anshe Emet Family Friday Kabbalat Shabbat Davening & Dinner: September 6 @ 5:45PM

Families with babies to kindergarten age will join Rabbi Donni Aaron & Max Handelman for a musical, story-filled service. Older school students will gather with Rabbi David Russo for a spirited Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming Shabbat) service. Each service ends at 6:30pm, followed by a delicious Shabbat dinner and then playtime in our gym for the kids. 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.

This month's dinner includes Macaroni and Cheese, gluten free macaroni and Cheese, with toppings, buffalo tofu, teriyaki tofu, vegetarian chili, vegetable lasagna, crudite with ranch and hummus, plain pasta with marinara on the side, and ice cream!

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 July 26. Contact Kim Carter for question menu/allergies - [email protected]

If this is your first time joining us, dinner is on us. We'll even set you up with a buddy family to show you the way. 

Click here to register today!

Registration is required to attend the dinner, and we understand the challenges of planning with young children.  If you need to cancel your registration for any reason by July 29 we will refund your full payment.  Any cancellations after this date, will receive a 50% refund.

Early Bird Registration through August 27
Regular charge starting from Wednesday, August 28 to Tuesday, September 3
Registration closes end of business Tuesday, September 3

Please contact Maxine Handelman [email protected] to register after registration has closed.

Please note- Anshe Emet strives to be an accessible and welcoming resource for the community by offering affordable experiences, including Shabbat dinners. The price of dinner does not reflect the true cost of the meal and service provided. If you are able, please consider covering the full cost of your Shabbat meal, or helping to cover the cost of someone else. Options are listed in the registration link.

Would you like to become a sponsor of a Young Family Dinner in honor of a special event or simcha please contact Maxine Handelman at [email protected]  for more information! We would love to honor your special occasion!

Shabbat Mornings

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

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.