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High Holiday Family Services

Led by Debra Fricano, Director of Education, Matthew Check and our Family Service band, our two services for two different age groups, will bring you joy and inspiration. Together we sing, pray, listen, share, dance and reflect with open hearts on the past year, and plant seeds of hope for the coming year!

Our first service (9:30am-10:15am) is for our youngest families, with children Grades 3 and younger. After services on Rosh HaShanah, children and families go the main sanctuary for a special Blessing of the Children, under our congregational tallit.

Our second service (10:45am-12:00pm) is geared for families with children in grades 4-6. After the service on both days, parents go the Sanctuary to hear Rabbi Lauren’s sermon and participate in the concluding sections of prayer.

SAJ Family Services take place on first day Rosh HaShanah, Kol Nidre (evening of Yom Kippur) and Yom Kippur Morning. They take place at the SAJ Social Hall, 2nd floor, 15 West 86th Street.

Child Care & Youth Groups

SAJ provides childcare for children ages 4-8 during our second service and youth group programming for times throughout the holidays when parents and grandparents will be in the main sanctuary. There is no additional fee for these services.

High Holidays Ticket Info

For security purposes, you need a ticket to enter the building/s. If you (or your guest, or teen) have lost your ticket, your/their name will be on a list with the front door security team. Please be patient as they make sure you are on the list. Your ticket to the Family Services, Teen Program and the Non-Traditional Spiritual Experience allows you access to the sanctuary on Erev Rosh Hashanah, the second day of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur afternoon speakers and concluding services. Please use the links below to purchase tickets.

High Holidays Schedule

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