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Emanu-El Downtown offers educational programs, special events, drop-in classes, and holiday celebrations for families with young children.

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Winter/Spring 2023

All programs are within the General Theological Seminary campus at 440 West 21st Street (between Ninth and Tenth Avenues) in Chelsea. | Downtown events and classes are open to Emanu-El members and non-members.

Join us for a Passover Prep Workshop with the GIANT Room. Create ritual items that can be used at the seder and enjoy some pre-Passover pizza!

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18-26 MONTHS

Let's Play!

Two's Program

A play-based program for parents/caregivers and children (between 18-26 months.)



Meaningful, relevant, and empowering Jewish education.

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Ramblin' Dan's Freewheelin' Band

High-energy and engaging classes driven by playful musicality and skillful guitar work.


Shabbat Together

Join us for a little bim-bam and challah to get kids into the Shabbat spirit.


12-18 MONTHS

Let's Play!


A play-based program for parents/caregivers and children.


Shabbat Dinner


Let's welcome Shabbat together and celebrate with a festive Shabbat dinner. We'll light candles, drink some grape juice, and we can't forget about the CHALLAH!

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