For Young Families

Adath Emanu-El offers endless opportunities for young families to get involved.  From services to social events, there is something for everyone. 

Cradle Roll-

Cradle Roll is a series of holiday programs for pre-school children ages 2-1/2 to 5. The programs include stories, games, crafts, songs and sometimes the preparation of holiday foods!  The Sisterhood of Adath Emanu-El sponsors this program and there is no cost to participants. Your child will receive a special invitation to attend if he or she is registered. You must RSVP to each program in order to participate! For further information, and dates for upcoming programs, please contact Karen Federman-Ellner.


TotShabbatMy Shabbat (Formerly Tot Shabbat)
 Join us for this new, fun, family-friendly Shabbat experience designed to keep kids engaged and excited about celebrating the holiday.

Sing songs, learn and recite Shabbat blessings, listen to stories, and more

Designed for children ages 0-8 and their families

Family-focused programming, with parent participation encouraged

Monthly themes focused on Jewish values and holidays, and hands-on projects to khelp kids connect with the meaning of these values and holidays

My Shabbat is held monthly in the Tapestry Room.  The program will begin Friday Evenings at 6:00 pm and Saturdays at 9:15 am .

This program is aimed to engage children using diverse learning styles so that every child feels welcome to participate in a meaningful way.  The thirty-minute service will include a Torah parade, visual aids and be easy to follow.  If you have a child that has any special needs, please do not hesitate to contact us so we can further improve their experience.

Family Service 

On the 1st Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The Family Service offers a shorter, earlier, congregational family worship experience and often features the voices of our Youth Choir.

Junior Congregation 

This is a service held twice a month during the school year to provide our students the opportunity to focus on practicing their prayers and their leading skills.

We also have a vibrant Early Childhood Center that offers many programs for families with young children.  Click to find out more.

specialneedsShabbat Together 

This program is open to anyone of any age who is affected by Special Needs and/or anybody who would like to volunteer. It is FREE and will include: -A Brief, Musical Service -Mixers -Art Projects

 If you would like to participate or volunteer, contact Rabbi David 856-608-1200.