Young family programs are for families with young children (perfect for kids ages 0-5) to explore Judaism in a lively, experiential and supportive community. This group hosts Jewish family experiences and provides a comfortable space for those of any religion to explore Judaism. From Pizza in the Sukkah to Tot Shabbat to Singing and S’mores, we have events the whole family can enjoy. This group is for you if you want to meet families with other little ones, are passionate about Jewish learning for your kiddos, or are looking for a new playdate pal.
Contact: Kathy Kaberon
High Holy Day Songs and Stories for Young Children- Enjoy in the comfort of your home!
Beth Reinstein sings our favorite Holiday songs and prayers, for your family to enjoy in the coming weeks. These age-appropriate stories will captivate young hearts and minds as we delve into the meaning and customs of the holidays.
A Boy, A Sheep and God, by Marilyn Price
Even Higher, by Eric Kimmel
Shana Tovah, A Rosh Hashanah Music Video! by Tkiya Music
Shana Tova, Happy New Year (Rosh Hashanah Song for Children) by Julie Geller
Apples Dipped in Honey - by Doda Mollie
Check out Beth Reinstein's favorite Holiday songs and prayers!
Chicken in the Pot
Zum Gali Gali
High Holy Day Medley
Gan Yom Rishon for children ages 3-5
Gan Yom Rishon is an interactive parent- child class that meets outdoors at Beth Emet on Sunday mornings, open to members and non-members We'll explore Jewish holidays, rituals, symbols, and values in an age-appropriate, experiential setting. We also enjoy yoga, siinging, art, stories, and more, whith Hebrew and Jewish values woven throughout. Check here for registration information.
For children three to four years old with a parent or caregiver.
Sundays 9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (each session is 6 weeks long)
For more information please contact Danny Blanco in the school office at 847-869-4230, ext. 308 or
Jamberry Music with Nicole Jaworski!
Tuesdays at 9:30 am (starting October 5)
Join us for joyful, collaborative music making with Nicole Jaworski and Jamberry Music! In this class, you and your little one will bond with each other and make new friends while we sing, dance, play, pretend and experiment with instruments. Class is geared to kids 6 months to 2.5 years old and siblings are welcome to join! Masks for everyone 2+, and social distancing, will be expected. Class will be held on Zoom if conditions change. This program will take place from October 5- November 9 from 9:30-10:15 am at Beth Emet Synagogue. The fee per family is $90.00. Please register here.
JCC Early Childhood Program
The Beth Emet Early Childhood Program closed in May 2020. We are now a site for JCC’s Early Childhood and Daycare.
Learn More Here.