Youth & Family High Holy Day Resources

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Young Families Resources

Our social story was created for families with children with special needs to help understand this year’s services.

Special High Holy Days Video Schedule

Click on the holidays below to expand our full High Holy Day Young Families video schedule!

A special holiday package was sent to every child’s home which included all the things necessary to participate along with the HHD videos, right at home!

A list of items, along with links, is available here, if you wish to supplement what you received.

Beginning September 14 through Yom Kippur, Join the Fun every morning at 7:00 AM to open a new video about celebrating the holidays! Videos will remain available to be replayed once they have been posted.

Click here to view a letter from Rabbi Amy Ehrlich which was included in our High Holy Day kits.

Please Note: All times will be announced soon.

Rosh Hashanah Schedule

DATE TOPIC SUPPLIES
Monday, September 14 “Shofar Blowing” with Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson Don’t forget your plastic shofar toy and Rosh Hashanah stickers!
Tuesday, September 15 “Origami Apple” with Rabbi Sara Sapadin To make your apples, you’ll need red cardstock and honey sticks!
Wednesday, September 16 “Gratitude Jar” with Lifelong Learning Director Saul Kaiserman Don’t forget your jar! If you don’t have one handy, click here to order some.
Thursday, September 17 “Make Your Own Temple Emanu-El Shirt” with Rabbi Rachel Gross-Prinz Your very own blank Temple Emanu-El t-shirt was mailed to those of you who are a part of our Young Families community. Feel free to create your own t-shirt masterpiece with any shirt you would like!
Friday, September 18 “Challah Baking” with Rabbi Amy Ehrlich Click here to view the “Challah in a Bag” recipe.
Saturday, September 19 “Moments of Gratitude” with Rabbi Joshua Davidson and Soloist Hadar Orshalimy Just bring yourself!
Saturday, September 19 “Shofar Blowing” with Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson Don’t forget your plastic shofar toy and Rosh Hashanah stickers!
Saturday, September 19 Teen & Family Worship Service Just bring yourself!
Saturday, September 19 “Celebrating Through Song & Prayer” with Soloist Hadar Orshalimy Just bring yourself!
Saturday, September 19 Story with Lifelong Learning Director Saul Kaiserman Just bring yourself!

Yom Kippur Schedule

DATE TOPIC SUPPLIES
Monday, September 21 “Holiday Cards” with Rabbi Andrue Kahn Don’t forget to print out your Rosh Hashanah High Holy Day card!
Tuesday, September 22 “Shofar Blowing” with Rabbi Joshua Davidson Don’t forget your plastic shofar toy and Rosh Hashanah stickers!
Wednesday, September 23 “Book of Life” with Cantor Mo Glazman Print out your Book of Life coloring page by clicking here! (If you are having trouble viewing this page, try opening in a different browser.)
Thursday, September 24 “Make Your Own Temple Emanu-El Shirt” with Rabbi Rachel Gross-Prinz Your very own blank Temple Emanu-El t-shirt was mailed to those of you who are a part of our Young Families community. Feel free to create your own t-shirt masterpiece with any shirt you would like!
Friday, September 25 “Gratitude Jar” with Lifelong Learning Director Saul Kaiserman Don’t forget your jar! If you don’t have one handy, click here to order some.
Monday, September 28 “Moments of Forgiveness: Say You’re Sorry” with Rabbi Amy Ehrlich and Soloist Hadar Orshalimy Just bring yourself!
Monday, September 28 “Gratitude Jar” with Lifelong Learning Director Saul Kaiserman Don’t forget your jar! If you don’t have one handy, click here to order some.
Monday, September 28 Teen & Family Service Just bring yourself!
Monday, September 28 “Celebrating Through Song & Prayer” with Soloist Hadar Orshalimy Just bring yourself!
Monday, September 28 Story with Rabbi Amy Ehrlich Just bring yourself!
DateTopicSupplies
Rosh Hashanah
Monday, September 14“Shofar Blowing” with Rabbi Joshua M. DavidsonDon’t forget your plastic shofar toy and Rosh Hashanah stickers! These supplies were sent to our Young Families program participants, but feel free to bring your own.
Tuesday, September 15“Origami Apple” with Rabbi Sara SapadinTo make your apples, you’ll need red cardstock and honey sticks! These supplies were sent to our Young Families program participants, but feel free to bring your own.
Wednesday, September 16“Gratitude Jar” with Lifelong Learning Director Saul KaisermanDon’t forget your jar! If you don’t have one handy, click here to order some. Supplies were sent to our Young Families program participants, but feel free to bring your own.
Thursday, September 17“Make Your Own Temple Emanu-El Shirt” with Rabbi Rachel Gross-PrinzYour very own blank Temple Emanu-El t-shirt was mailed to those of you who are a part of our Young Families community. Feel free to create your own t-shirt masterpiece with any shirt you would like!
Friday, September 18“Challah Baking” with Rabbi Amy Ehrlich
Saturday, September 19“Moments of Gratitude” with Rabbi Joshua Davidson and Soloist Hadar OrshalimyJust bring yourself!
Saturday, September 19“Shofar Blowing” with Rabbi Joshua M. DavidsonDon’t forget your plastic shofar toy and Rosh Hashanah stickers! These supplies were sent to our Young Families program participants, but feel free to bring your own.
Saturday, September 19“Celebrating Through Song & Prayer” with Soloist Hadar OrshalimyJust bring yourself!
Saturday, September 19Special Story with Rabbi Rachel Gross-PrinzJust bring yourself!
Yom Kippur
Monday, September 21“Holiday Cards” with Rabbi Andrue KahnDon’t forget to print out your Rosh Hashanah High Holy Day card! These supplies were sent to our Young Families program participants, but feel free to bring your own.
Tuesday, September 22“Shofar Blowing” with Rabbi Joshua DavidsonDon’t forget your plastic shofar toy and Rosh Hashanah stickers! These supplies were sent to our Young Families program participants, but feel free to bring your own.
Wednesday, September 23“Book of Life” with Cantor Mo GlazmanPrint out your Book of Life coloring page by clicking here! (If you are having trouble viewing this page, try opening in a different browser.)
Thursday, September 24“Make Your Own Temple Emanu-El Shirt” with Rabbi Rachel Gross-PrinzYour very own blank Temple Emanu-El t-shirt was mailed to those of you who are a part of our Young Families community. Feel free to create your own t-shirt masterpiece with any shirt you would like!
Friday, September 25“Gratitude Jar” with Lifelong Learning Director Saul KaisermanDon’t forget your jar! If you don’t have one handy, click here to order some.
Monday, September 28“Moments of Forgiveness: Say You’re Sorry” with Rabbi Amy Ehrlich and Soloist Hadar OrshalimyJust bring yourself!
Monday, September 28“Gratitude Jar” with Lifelong Learning Director Saul KaisermanDon’t forget your jar! If you don’t have one handy, click here to order some.
Monday, September 28“Celebrating Through Song & Prayer” with Soloist Hadar OrshalimyJust bring yourself!
Monday, September 28Special Story with Rabbi Rachel Gross-PrinzJust bring yourself!

Prayer Sheets, Coloring Pages & Other Resources

Click here to view or download the song sheet.

Click here to view the origami apple how-to video.

Click here to download and print the New Year Card coloring page.

Click here to download and print the Book of Life coloring page.

Check out our full schedule of High Holy Day videos and their corresponding supplies (above) to learn more about when these resources will be used!

Young Families High Holy Day Playlist

Follow along on our special playlist, curated just for you!

Days of AWE-some!

3 weeks of free online activities beginning September 13 for children in grades PK-8 and their families.
Open to members and nonmembers!

Sign up now to try out our Religious School with three weeks of special activities to celebrate the High Holy Days. Drop in for a single session or sign up for one session each week, at the dates and times that work for you. All sessions are held on Zoom; some activities require adult supervision or a second electronic device.

Click here to learn more and view the full Days of AWE-some schedule.

Click here to register for one or more of these FREE sessions!

Teen Resources

Rosh Hashanah Checklist

Bring Some Holiness Into Your Space

Since this year is different and we won’t be praying together in our beautiful sanctuary, we wanted to find a way to bring more holiness into your home for the holiday. One thing that we should do to get ready for Rosh Hashanah is to create a special space.  To spice up your background, we have Rosh Hashanah and Temple Emanu-El themed templates that you can decorate. Once you are done, you can either hang it on your wall or you can take a picture and upload it to your background on Zoom. Click the links below to view our template options!

New Year Background

Tree of Life Background

Apple & Honey Background

Temple Emanu-El Background

Instructions for setting it up as your Zoom background:

      • Scan or take a picture of your High Holy Day artwork
      • Upload it to your computer (email it to your computer, AirDrop, text it, any way to get it on your desktop!)
      • Open zoom on your computer and tap settings
      • Click on “background and filters” and then “virtual background”
      • Upload the image you would like to use! Make sure you know where it is on your computer and what the name of the file is.
      • Set the background by clicking on your new image
      • Enjoy your background! Shanah tovah!

Teen High Holy Day Playlist

To get into the mood of the High Holy Days, our Teen High Holy Day Committee has created a playlist for you and your family to listen to! Start streaming, enjoying, and reflecting now: