Parenting & Young Families Programs
Find community and support as you navigate the epic journey and joys of parenthood.
Children bring a unique blessing into the world. Temple Emanu-El offers a number of engaging and entertaining opportunities to share the wonders of Jewish culture and holidays together as a family.
Rabbi Amy B. Ehrlich
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Parenting Groups & Classes
Our parenting groups and classes provide a safe discussion space for you to connect with other parents and offer your children a rich experience as they engage in guided developmental play. Our parenting staff works together to create fun, informative and Judaism-focused programming for the many young families at Emanu-El.
New Parents Group
A supportive, caring group for new parents and children 2 to 12 months old. Click below for more information and to register.
Explore with children 12 to 21 months old and share helpful parenting skills with others in our community. Click below for more information and to register.
The Twos Group offers distinctive learning opportunities for both parents and children 21 to 28 months old. Click below for more information and to register.
This group will include parents who have recently had a second or third child, and will welcome new siblings. Click below for more information and to register.
Programs, Holiday Celebrations & More
Celebrate, worship and learn with us!
Baby Fingers will return as part of a baby sign language mini-series. Whether you intend to incorporate sign language in your life for the long term or simply during this pre-verbal and developing verbal time, watch in awe as your child discovers the world of language.
Jewish Storytime: Toddlers of the Book
A place for children up to age three (with their favorite adult) to join us for stories, songs and fun at the Temple Emanu-El Stettenheim Library. Each session focuses on a specific theme or a Jewish holiday. There is no charge for this program, but please register in advance.
Karma Kids Yoga studio comes to Emanu-El with a monthly series where children are encouraged to “play” yoga and experience how their breath and body move together in a fun-filled way. There is no fee for this program, but please register in advance. For ages 3-18 months.
Jewish educator and Rabbi Amy Ehrlich partners with early learning specialist Shira Kline to make each Tot Shabbat “singing service” memorable. Tot Shabbat is geared specifically for preschool and Nursery School students and their families. There is no charge for this program, but please register in advance.
Introduce your baby to the music and blessing of Shabbat and a taste of challah with Rabbi Amy Ehrlich and early childhood specialist and musician Hadar Orshalimy. Proud grandparents are welcome to join us, too! There is no charge for this program, but please register in advance.
Baby Bop introduces toddlers, with their favorite adults, to Jewish holidays, a bit of Hebrew, and free play. Early childhood specialist and musician Hadar Orshalimy leads these small groups with her enchanting voice and engaging style.