Families with Young Children

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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.  

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.



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 Rabbi Janine Schloss, Director of Education, at rabbijanine@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/