We love sharing Jewish moments with Temple Emanuel's youngest community members!  Our aim is to offer programming and resources to help families experience the joy and richness of Jewish life.  We send a couple of emails each month with upcoming events and resources.  If you would like to be added to this list, please email Emily Cohen, TE's Director of Education & Community Engagement, emily@testl.org.

Families with Young Children

Passover Hunt for Chametz

Tots-5th graders: Participate in the ritual of Bedikat Chametz, the hunt for bread and grain products that cannot be eaten during Passover. We'll have a scavenger hunt outdoors all over TE's campus and finish with a campfire and, of course, prizes!


To ensure social distancing, families can sign up for a time slot here.  To help prevent the spread of Covid-19, this event will take place fully outdoors and social distancing will be enforced.  Everyone over the age of 5 must wear a mask at all times while on TE's campus.  The building will be open only for restrooms, and then we ask that only one family enter at a time.

Resources for Families with Young Children


PJ Library

PJ Library sends families free Jewish books each month!  No strings attached (really!). Be sure to sign up at pjlibrary.org. Their website is also a treasure trove of resources for parents looking to learn more about Jewish topics and how to teach them to their children.  Recipes, book recommendations, a streaming radio station with Jewish children's music, and much more!  During the pandemic, PJ Library is also offering live virtual programming.  

RJ on the Go 

RJ on the Go offers live programs for Jewish families from early childhood through teens.  Created by the Union for Reform Judaism, RJ on the Go is your virtual home for interactive, meaningful, and joyous Jewish experiences. Explore your Judaism through science, art, text, and more from the comfort of your own home, and build your Jewish community as you go.  See the weekly schedule and sign up at onthego.reformjudaism.org/s/