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Youth & Young Families

Your connection to young families in our community


High Holy Day Family Box

Bring the holidays to life in your home! Crafts and activities to enhance your Rosh Hashanah table, fun treats for the kids.

Offered to all Shaar members with children under age 16.

Advance registration required.


Reserve your box

Drive-by Ice Cream Party

Greet the clergy before Rosh Hashanah and get a treat from the ice cream truck! Pick up your High Holy Day Family Box, too.

Wednesday September 16

4:00-6:00 PM

425 Metcalfe Ave.


High Holy Day Family Experience
with Rabba Rachel

Celebrate the birthday of the world with songs, prayers and stories, under the tent at the Shaar. Households will be seated separately; children must stay seated throughout. 

Advance registration required.

Rosh Hashanah 1 & 2: September 19 & 20

Choose what’s best for your family:
3:00 PM - 30-minute service
4:00 PM - 60-minute service


Yom Kippur: September 28


Choose what’s best for your family:
10:00 AM - 60-minute service
11:30 PM - 60-minute service


Front Steps Shofar Project

Student volunteers are offering personal visits to blow the Shofar for those who are not able to leave their homes on Rosh Hashanah.

Ongoing Shofar training available with Yosi Even-Hen.

Sign up to be a student volunteer

What a Year It’s Been!

Be part of our video story. Submit a brief clip of your child answering the question “What is something new you learned to do this past year?” and they can even demonstrate what they learned!

Submit your video

"Why is it so Hard to Say I’m Sorry?”

Preschool Zoom Storytime

with Rabba Rachel

Help your little ones understand the significance of Yom Kippur, forgiveness and friendship. Registration required.

Sunday, September 27

10:00-10:30 AM

Open to everyone




Offered to all Shaar members with children under age 16.

Thursday, October 22, 2020 4 Cheshvan 5781