All of these programs will be hosted by Natalie Boskin and are free of charge. Please reach out to Natalie (natalie@
Offering 1. Making Meaning- 3 sessions, drop ins welcome
All of these sessions will be primarily discussion based, with a little ritual, and, of course, social time. Note that each session has an invitation around attire and what supplies you’ll need to participate.
Session 1: What even are the High Holy Days?
Wednesday, September 16 | 6-8th grade: 4-5pm | 9-12th grade: 5:15-6:15pm
You’re invited to wear something really comfy, snack on apples and honey during our opening, and to bring a candle and/or shofar.
Session 1 will focus on the arch of the High Holy Days, why they are considered to be such a holy time, and how we can observe them this year both on and off zoom.
Session 2: Shabbat in the New Year
Friday, September 25 | 6-8th grade: 5-6pm | 9-12th grade: 6:15-7:15pm
You’re invited to wear something white, bring a pen/paper (or other art supplies) and to have Shabbat candles to light.
Our Shabbat session will focus on the benefits and pitfalls of hopefulness. There will be a low-stakes art opportunity.
Session 3: There’s More?
Wednesday, September 30 | 6-8th grade: 4-5pm | 9-12th grade: 5:15-6:15pm
You’re invited to wear lots of colors and to bring a candle to light.
Did you know that the High Holy Days don’t end with Yom Kippur? Here’s your opportunity to find out more! Our third and final session will include a little text study and will be accessible to folks who cannot read/understand Hebrew.
2. Yom Kippur Teen Workshop: Talmud Talk
Monday, September 28 | 6th-8th grade 2:30-3:15pm | 9th- 12th grade 3:30-4:15pm
Judaism has two primary sacred texts- Torah and Talmud**. Folks who have gone through Kehilla’s BBM program are probably familiar with Torah, but might not have gotten to study Talmud yet. This workshop will investigate some of what the Talmud has to say about Yom Kippur. This workshop will be accessible to folks who cannot read/understand Hebrew.
**Talmud is the record of rabbinic discussions that make Torah’s laws applicable to a time without a central Temple
3. Post Service Teen Social Zoom Room
Stay tuned for exact timing information, 6th-12th grade welcome
At the end of each of Kehilla’s main services on Erev Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashanah I, Kol Nidre, and Yom Kippur, I will have a zoom room open for teens to come and say hello to each other. This is totally social time, just an opportunity to see each other. Note that Kol Nidre will be facilitated and reflective, while the other days will be just be social time.