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We are looking forward to welcoming a new year with our Temple Sinai families! We have a variety of events and programs to engage children of all ages during our High Holy Days.


Tot Services
Erev Rosh HaShanah: Friday, September 15, 5:00 pm
Erev Yom Kippur: Sunday, September 24, 5:00 pm

Families with young children can welcome in 5784 with a service just for them. There will be songs, stories, and dancing -- the perfect way to bring in the new year! Recommended for children 0-5 and their
Open to the community. Please check the transportation page for details on parking for this service.

Reconsidered Services - FOR ALL AGES
Rosh HaShanah: Saturday, September 16, 1:00 pm
Yom Kippur: Monday, September 25, 1:30 pm

Join us these Holy Days for the return of our Reconsidered Services! Shorter in length and designed to appeal to congregants of every age, these contemporary services still capture the inspiring themes of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. Our Holy Day Reconsidered Services are ideal for those with elementary school-aged children AND for any adults who would prefer a more informal prayer experience. 

Family Room
A Family Room will be available during all services for those who would like to use it in the Children’s Library. There will be books, coloring pages, and games for kids and the service will be streamed. This is a great option for anyone who may need a break from the main service or families that would like to attend in person with their children.


Childcare - (Ages 2 Years Old - 4th Grade)
Erev Rosh HaShanah: Friday, September 15, 8:00 pm
Erev Yom Kippur: Sunday, September 24, 8:00 pm
Yom Kippur: Monday, September 25, 4:15 pm

We will be offering childcare for our evening services and during Yizkor/Neilah for kids ages 2-4th grade. Children can be dropped off before the start of the service and will settle in for a snack, movie, or play depending on age. Registration is now closed.

Morning Youth Programs (Ages 2 Years Old - 1st Grade)
Rosh HaShanah: Saturday, September 16, 9:30 am-11:00 am
Yom Kippur: Monday, September 25, 9:30 am-11:00 am

During our morning services on Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, there will be youth programming for children ages 2-1st Grade. Our young learners will learn about the holidays through hands-on activities and have the opportunity to play while grown-ups are in service. Registration is now closed.


Apple Picking
Sunday, September 17, 11:00 am*
Looking for a sweet way to celebrate the new year? There’s no better way than by joining your Temple Sinai friends at an orchard for a morning of apple picking at Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge. Everyone is welcome to join us and we especially recommend this outing for families with school-age children. Cost is $14 per person and payments will be made directly to Mercier Orchards upon arrival. *Event is subject to change depending on weather. RSVP Here

Meet Me at the Mercaz: Rosh HaShanah Edition
Sunday, September 17, 4:00 pm
Meet us at the Mercaz for a fun, hands-on Rosh Hashanah celebration. We’ll welcome in the new year with sweet treats, apple and honey art, a mini-tashlich, and plenty of time to play! All are welcome to join this holiday celebration. Activities are geared toward families with young children. RSVP Here


Our teens are welcome and encouraged to attend any of our High Holy Day services.

Senior Madrichim in Morning Youth Programs
High school teens (Grades 9-12) are welcome to apply to serve as one of our Madrichim (teaching assistants) for our Morning Youth Programs. Limited spots available and application required. APPLY Here

B’nei Mitzvah Service Companions
A service companion will be available for students in middle school going through the B’nei Mitzvah experience to follow along and engaged through the main services.


Looking for more ways to celebrate the High Holy Days with your children and family? We've got you covered! 

For Parents
Check out this special High Holy Day newsletter for Families with Young Children from the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland.
• Family Conversations: Download this great guide that gives parents prompts and suggested questions to have meaningful conversations at home during the High Holy Days. Brought to you by PJ Library. 
• Participate in 10 Questions! Sign up and get a daily intention to reflect on during the 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Family Activities
• Make a Bee Hotel
• Make a Kindness Wheel for Yom Kippur

High Holy Day Recipes: Try one of these recipes below with your family!
• Honey Cake
• Melopita (Honey and Cheese Pie)
• Apple Filled Star Challah

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