Families with Young Children

Families with Young Children at Shaare Emeth

Shaare Emeth is a hub of activity for families with 0-5-year-olds. Whether you are looking to meet other families, learn Jewish values in creative ways, make a difference in the world, or celebrate Shabbat and Jewish holidays, there is a place for you at Shaare Emeth!

Most opportunities are open to the entire community, and no temple membership is required. If you have been thinking of raising a Jewish family or exploring a synagogue, these family programs are a perfect place to start!

Shaare Emeth is committed to creating ways for people of all backgrounds, life stages, and experiences to find a way to participate in our community that works for them. We welcome LGBTQ+ families, interfaith families, people with disabilities, families of any race or background, and anyone seeking Jewish community or Jewish life.

Upcoming Family Events at Shaare Emeth

Shavuot Open House

Tuesday, June 11 • Stop by anytime between 3:30 and 6 p.m.

Climb (inflatable slide) Mt. Sinai, enjoy some dairy treats, and more hands-on activities families can enjoy together!

Playground Meet-Ups

WEST COUNTY: Sunday, July 13 in the morning

OLIVETTE: Sunday, July 28 in the morning

Boker Tov Shabbat 24-25 Kick-Off with Bubble Bus!

Saturday, August 17 at 9:30 a.m.

Ongoing Opportunities

Baby Naming 

Shaare Emeth clergy are honored to celebrate your little one by officiating at a baby naming ceremony.  Contact Stacy Jespersen, Executive Assistant to the Clergy, for more information. 

Shirlee Green Preschool 

Shaare Emeth’s preschool program for children six weeks through pre-kindergarten. Part-time and full-time options from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Learn more about SGP and our Pedagogy of Unquiet Thinking. 

Baby n Me 

Fridays from 10–10:50 a.m. at Shaare Emeth 

Join our community of babies and their parents and caregivers once a week while we sing, dance, and play with the talented faculty of Shirlee Green Preschool. Open to all, no preschool enrollment required. Learn more

If you have questions or would like to be added to our email list, contact Emily Cohen, Director of Family Engagement and Membership. 

Winter Weather: January 14, 2024

Religious School Canceled

Due to the predicted weather forecast for Sunday, January 14, all Sunday Religious School programming has been canceled. We appreciate your understanding and support. The temple offices and our religious school will reopen on Tuesday, after the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday.