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Young Families

Parenthood is a monumental milestone, marked by joy and unexpected
challenges. Temple Emanu-El is pleased to offer the following programs for families with small children.

Dr. Juliet Cooper talks about the Parent/Child Programs at Temple Emanu-El
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Temple Emanu-El Parenting Programs

Click here to view our full 2018-2019 calendar of events.

Read or below for program descriptions and registration information:

Parenting Classes

Please note that registration for some classes (specified below) is currently full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact Jaclyn McCabe at [email protected] or 212-507-9515. 

Registration links for WINTER/SPRING 2019 are below.

Parent/child programs led by child psychologist Dr. Juliet Cooper
and Rabbi Amy Ehrlich offer discussion opportunities for parents and activities
for children through weekly guided sessions. Following is our schedule of classes

A parent-child group for families with 2 or more children
Fridays – 11:00 AM to 11:55 AM
Fee: $1150 for members,
$1400 for nonmembers

Children up to 12  months
Mondays — 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
Fee: $1260 for temple members, 
$1310 for nonmembers

Children 18 months to 23 months
Mondays — 10:45 AM to 12 PM
Wednesdays — 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Fee: $1520 for temple members,
$1780 for nonmembers

TODDLERS GROUP 2 (link coming soon)
Children 12 months to 18 months
Wednesdays — 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Fee: $1400 for temple members,
$1600 for nonmembers

THE TWOS GROUP (Register Here)
Children 24 months to 30 months
Wednesdays and Fridays — 9:15 AM to 10:45 AM
Fee: $4500 for temple members,
$4750 for nonmembers

*Preregistration is required for all groups. Classes must be paid in full before sessions start. Fees include a $100 nonrefundable charge. No refunds will be given after classes start.

Baby Bop 

We also offer “Baby Bop,” 45-minute programs where families are introduced to Jewish holidays and simple prayers, a bit of Hebrew, movement and free play. Hadar Orshalimy, an early childhood teacher, expertly leads these small parent/child groups with her enchanting voice. These programs are for children from 6 months to 2.5 years.

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Baby & Tot Shabbat

Baby Shabbat introduces your baby to the music of Shabbat along with blessings and a taste of challah with Early Childhood Educator Hadar Orshalimy and Rabbi Amy Ehrlich. Proud grandparents are welcome to join us, too! There is no charge for this program, but please register in advance. 

Tot Shabbat is geared specifically for preschool and Nursery School students and their families. Jewish educator and early learning specialist Shira Kline partners with Rabbi Amy Ehrlich to make each Tot Shabbat “singing service” memorable. There is no charge for this program, but please register in advance. 
To RSVP for Tot Shabbat, click here.

Growing Together: New Parents Drop-In Classes

With a new baby at home, parents need a place to share both newly minted parenting wisdom as well as their concerns. Drop by and make the kind of friends you can grow with! Your baby is welcome, too! 

To register for this program, click here!

Jewish Storytime: Toddlers of the Book

Babies and toddlers up to age three (with their favorite adult) are invited to join us for stories, songs and fun at the Temple Emanu-El Library. Each session will focus on a theme, or a Jewish holiday.

To register for this program, click here!

RESOLVE: Peer-Led Support Group

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is pleased to launch a free, drop-in and peer-led support group on the Upper East Side. It is a general infertility support group with diagnoses ranging from female factor, male factor, the unexplained, and everything in between. Participation and regular attendance are completely voluntary. 

No RSVP is necessary!

A special thank you to PJ Library for working with Temple Emanu-El to broaden our Young Families programming!

QUESTIONS? Please contact Young Families at [email protected] or 212-507-9515. Please indicate the group in which you have interest.

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