Emanuel Synagogue provides a range of programmes for children of all ages. In addition to the items listed below we have special activities on Festivals - consult the calendar and Bulletin for details:
Kef Kids is Emanuel Synagogue's educational program for children in years K–5.
It is an exciting, dynamic, fun way for kids to connect with Judaism and their community, learn and form friendships with other children in the congregation.
2018 term dates
Term 1: 2nd February-13th April
What is the vision for Kef Kids?
The vision of Kef Kids is to create a warm and caring environment which nurtures each student’s individual creativity and fosters a connection with Judaism. Through attendance at Kef Kids the students will acquire: a commitment to and love of Judaism and knowledge of its values, celebrations and stories.
We aim to inspire life long learning and connection with community. Through experiential education and a spiral, integrated curriculum we will instill in the Kef Kids the ability to participate comfortably and capably in synagogue services and the skills necessary for them to create a meaningful Jewish life. Success of the program depends on enthusiastic, learned, creative teachers, home/family support and commitment.
What happens at Kef Kids?
Kef Kids sessions typically start off with making challah which are then baked for the children to take home. The Kef Kids are divided into age groups where they will learn and enjoy a fun and creative activity connected with the topic of the week. The last half an hour is an engaging Shabbat service during which time the Kef Kids will learn about and become familiar with the prayers of the Shabbat service.
We are using the new and creative visual tefillah approach where the students choose images which reflect the themes of the prayers as they learn and at the end of the year the students will be leading the tefillah themselves and will have created their own visual siddur to accompany their prayers.
When is Kef Kids?
Friday afternoons before Shabbat. Kef Kids is a great way to end the week. A chance to learn, have fun and celebrate Shabbat together with community. We begin at 4:00pm and conclude at 5:30pm.
How do I join Kef Kids?
• Return the completed form by scanning it and sending to by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post to: 7 Ocean St Woollahra, NSW 2025.
What do I need to bring to Kef Kids?
We will have a small, healthy snack when you arrive but you may also wish to bring a vegetarian snack. We will have fresh baked challah and grapejuice at the end of the afternoon.
For more information, contact Daniel Samowitz - email@example.com
We look forward to welcoming you to Kef Kids and having an amazing time together!
for 2-5 year olds
The first Friday of every month, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
A lovely way to introduce your children to Shabbat and to meet other families in the community.
4th Sunday of each month from 9:30am at a park in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. Contact the office for details.
For kids, parents and grandparents.
Come along for great fun - meet others and enjoy time with the community.
First Friday of each month.
Come along to Emanuel Synagogue for a light, child-friendly dinner and then stay for services.
A great opportunity to meet other families and to celebrate Shabbat together.
Great for families at Kef Kids or Shabbat Tot.
Emanuel Woollahra Preschool
Progressive Jewish Preschool catering for 3 - 5 year olds. EWP provides a five day programme where children are prepared for formal schooling through development of skills focusing on children being confident, independent with good self esteem.
We are affiliated with Emanuel School that provides excellent pre-school to Year 12 education in a contemporary Jewish environment.