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

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"Pop In" to Temple Emanuel Open House

Sunday, May 2, 10 am

RSVP to emily@testl.org


Families with 0-6 year olds are invited to check out Temple Emanuel, a warm, intimate Reform congregation in Creve Coeur.  

  • Meet our Rabbi, Elizabeth Hersh, education staff, and other families looking to share special Jewish moments with their children.

  • Sing, dance, learn, and create with our TE Tots parent-child class.

  • Play with the Bubble Bus! 

  • Learn about TE's unique opportunities along your family's Jewish journey, including Sunday morning parent-child classes, Tot Shabbat, our personalized B'nei Mitzvah experience, religious school for K-10th graders, and more.

  • All activities will take place outside, socially distanced with masks required for anyone 6 and older.

Anyone seeking a meaningful Jewish education for their family is welcome.  TE Tots and religious school families come from over 20 zip codes in all corners of the St. Louis area.  Since our founding, Temple Emanuel has remained dedicated to embracing and serving interfaith families – and to doing so on their terms.


Questions?  Contact Emily Cohen, TE's Director of Education & Community Engagement, emily@testl.org or 314-432-5877.

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.  

18Doors (formerly Interfaith Family)

18Doors offers quality resources on Jewish holidays, lifecycle events, and general family life.  They are designed for people in interfaith relationships and families but are helpful and relevant to all. https://18doors.org/

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/