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family, tots, BABYSITTING, Youth and  Teen High Holiday opportunities

We look forward to welcoming 5784 with you and your families! Our Family, Youth and Teen Opportunities at B’nai Israel are unique, dynamic and inspirational. We are excited to bring back our full menu of options for your family this year. 

Our Youth Programming pricing is all-inclusive for the entirety of the High Holidays. Pricing is $50 per child with a $118 maximum per immediate family. 

If you have questions regarding registering for our High Holiday Family, Youth and Teen Opportunities, please contact Jennifer Cohen, Education Communications Coordinator, at jenniferc@bnaiisraelcong.org

FAMILY SERVICE

Rosh Hashanah (Saturday only) and Yom Kippur (Sunday & Monday)
This approximately two-hour service (one hour on Kol Nidre) service will be led by Rabbi Stone and is intended for families with children in elementary school. The service is specifically designed for parents and children to celebrate and experience the holiday together. Content will be age-appropriate, relevant, engaging, and participatory. The format promises to deepen connections to our faith and traditions, while fostering a sense of community among our families.

The Family Service is one of our three "ticketed" service options and registration is required through your paper or online ticket form that can be found at www.bnaiisraelcong.org/hhreg.

TOTS EXPERIENCE

No Charge
This one-hour experience is designed for children 5 years of age or younger. The program, which is held in Fanaroff Auditorium, includes singing, story time, and round-robin activities. There is no charge to attend the Tots Experience. This timing accommodates families to be able to register for one of our ticketed services and/or babysitting upon the conclusion of this experience.

There is no charge for member and BISNS enrolled families but pre-registration is required. 

  • 9:00 AM on the first and second days of Rosh Hashanah 
  • 9:15 AM on Yom Kippur

Note: Children attending Babysitting/Youth Services following the Tots Service must be pre-registered below.

BABYSITTING (Ages 2–5) 

Advance registration is required. Children are divided by age for play and activities. Children must be at least two years old to be registered for Babysitting.

  • 10:00 AM until the conclusion of the Traditional Services on Rosh Hashanah (First and Second Day)
  • 6:45 PM until the conclusion of the Traditional Services on Yom Kippur Eve
  • 10:30 AM–2:15 PM on Yom Kippur

YOUTH SERVICES (Grades K–7)

Our innovative school-aged experience offers services and small-group programming that continues until the completion of Traditional Services on Rosh Hashanah and until 2:15 PM on Yom Kippur. Children are divided by age and supervised by qualified teens and adults. The morning includes a service, activities, snack, and time for socializing. 

  • 10:00 AM until the conclusion of the Traditional Services on Rosh Hashanah (First and Second Day)
  • 6:45 PM until the conclusion of the Traditional Services on Yom Kippur Eve
  • 10:30 AM–2:15 PM on Yom Kippur

TEEN SERVICE (Grades 8–12)

Teens participate in a special experience that includes a short service with keynote presentations and discussions on diverse topics such as Jewish life on campus, mindfulness and reflection, and Judaism and pop culture. 

  • 10:00–10:45 AM Teen Lounge Opens
  • 10:45 AM–12:30 PM on Rosh Hashanah 6:45 PM until the conclusion of the Traditional Services on Yom Kippur Eve
  • 10:45 AM–12:45 PM on Yom Kippur

Teens are invited to hang out in the designated lounge space beginning at 10:00 AM on Rosh Hashanah and 10:30 AM on Yom Kippur as well as upon the conclusion of Teen Services. Teens may also join parents in the traditional services during Shaharit and at the conclusion of Teen Services.


Play & Pray Space

No Registration Required
The lower level conference room will be open throughout our Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services. Parents with infants or toddlers who do not wish to sit through the entirety of a traditional service are welcome to watch and listen to the Dweck Sanctuary service in this comfortable environment. 


Please click here to see all of the information about B’nai Israel’s High Holiday offerings and ticket request forms. 

Thank you! We look forward to celebrating with you. 

Sun, April 14 2024 6 Nisan 5784