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High Holiday Youth Programs and Family Services (2022/5783)

In-Person Family Services

We will gather in the Social Hall for musical, interactive services, limited to 100 participants.   Services will all take place in person at SAJ, with no streaming or online access.  All participants are expected to be vaccinated against covid, and encouraged to wear a mask.  

When you register, you will be able to sign up for specific services:

  • Families with babies, or youth up through 3rd grade, on both Rosh Hashanah Day and Yom Kippur Day.  
  • Families with youth in the 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th grade, on both Rosh Hashanah Day and Yom Kippur Day.

If you have a family that spans many grades, please choose whichever experience is right for you.



Parents who register for the Family services are welcome to attend the Sanctuary services beginning at noon, and to leave their child (over 4 years old) with our complementary chaperoned youth program.

Our chaperoned youth program is open to youth ages 4-14 on both Rosh Hashanah Day and Yom Kippur Day.



Teens in 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade are invited to a Teen-only experience in the Social Hall on Erev Rosh Hashanah and Kol Nidre/Erev Yom Kippur. This programming loosely inspired by services and themes of the holy-days, will be a reflective, and interactive social experience.



Tashlich at the Boat Basin
Community Picnics in Central Park and Fort Tryon Park
Kol Nidre walk around the Reservoir
Alternative Yizkor Nature Experience
Alternative Mincha Parents Only Conversation
Havdallah before break-fast



Registering for Family Services and childcare will give you access to all of the SAJ online links, including meditation programs, and streaming of the multi-access Sanctuary services.



Each service will be at capacity at 100 participants. We appreciate donations of any amount.

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