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Celebrating with Families

Children bring a special joy to the holidays as they learn old and establish new family traditions. Our clergy and educators have created an array of age appropriate programs and services to engage our younger members in fun and meaningful ways.

CommUNITY Cooking: High Holy Day Cooking Series
Tuesdays, September 1, 8, and 15 at 7:00 pm on Zoom
Members: Free | Non-Members: $18 per session or $36 for all 3

An important part of celebrating the holidays is preparing and enjoying our holiday meals. Join us for online cooking classes and demonstrations to learn new recipes and healthy alternatives to some of your favorite holiday dishes.
Click here for the recipes from each session.  


High Holy Days in a Box (for Registered Religious School Families)
Thursday, September 10 at 10:00 - 11:00 am
Sunday, September 13 at 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Monday, September 14 at 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Offering fun and meaningful ways to celebrate the holidays at home with a High Holy Day "toolkit" filled with engaging age appropriate activities, recipes, printed blessings and more!
Click here if interested in a HHD in a Box. 


"Break the Fast" Food Drive
In this time when so many do not have enough to eat we can "break the fast" by sharing the food we would otherwise have had on Yom Kippur with those in the Jewish and general community in need. Boxes for food drop-off will be outside the front doors of the synagogue (weather permitting), but will also be available during the following events:
High Holy Days in a Box Pickup (at The Community Synagogue)
Thursday, September 10 at 10:00 - 11:00 am
Sunday, September 13 at 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Monday, September 14 at 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Drive In Shofar Service (at The Community Synagogue)
Saturday, September 19 at 3:00 pm


Seder Rosh Hashanah
Friday, September 18
Following our shortened Erev Rosh Hashanah services, create a special Seder for Rosh Hashanah as part of your meal ritual. This special seder is an old Sephardic Jewish tradition that is particularly meaningful this year when we are doing more of our holiday observance at home. If you would like to learn more, with ideas about how to prepare, take a few minutes to read this article on a "pandemic-proof" way to celebrate Rosh Hashanah at home.
Click here to download the Seder for Rosh Hashanah booklet for you to use on iPad/tablet, phone, or to print.

Family Services
Rosh Hashanah - Saturday, September 19 at 7:30 am
Yom Kippur - Monday, September 28 at 7:30 am

Services for young children (preschool through Grade 2) and those who love them. Participate virtually on Facebook Live. Services will be archived if you want to watch at a later time. 

Sunday, September 20 at 3:00 pm & 4:00 pm
Join our clergy for a small in person "casting away" of your sins. Simultaneously offered at three locations. Preregistration is required and space is limited.
Click here to register.

Children's Blessing Video Montage
This year we invite every family to submit a photo of their child or grandchild, who is under the age of Bar/Bat Mitzvah, to help us create a video montage to be shared during the children's blessing at the closing of our Yom Kippur morning service on Monday, September 28. 
If you would like to participate, please click here to send a digital photo by Sunday, September 20. Photos should be shot horizontally. They may be formal or informal and include multiple children. 
If you have any questions, please contact Bella Wilkins.


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