We would love to have your family join us during the upcoming High Holy Days. Children and youth are welcome at all of Kehilla’s High Holy Days services. We have also created a wide variety of options for families and children of all ages, including:
- Celebration for Toddlers and Young Children (geared to kids up to age 5 and their grown-ups)
- Family Services (geared to school age kids, kids and adults of all ages welcome)
- Teen Program (Yom Kippur Morning)
- Teen Lounge (for teens– ticket purchase required for both members and non-members)
- Childcare (ticket purchase required for both members and non-members)
- Open play space for kids accompanied by their grown ups
We invite you and your children to participate in as many of these opportunities as possible.
See Kehilla’s full list of High Holy Days services
Rosh Hashanah (September 10)
All Rosh Hashanah services are held at the Scottish Rite Center (located at 1547 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, 94612).
Family Service (in the Teen Lounge – 3rd Floor)
10:00 – 11:15 am
With Beth Dickinson, Rabbi Gray Myrseth and Jenna Stover-Kemp.
Stories, music and lots of participation fill this fun, kid-centered experience that includes Shofar sounding, Torah procession and other Rosh Hashana traditions. Geared for children in grades 1 to 6, and open to all ages.
Toddler Service, for kids up to age 5 and their grown-ups (in Childcare Room – 3rd Floor)
10:15 – 11:15 am
With Jen Miriam and Alon Altman. Enjoy a Rosh Hashanah experience with puppets, music and lots of fun for our youngest celebrants and the grown-ups who love them.
Kol Nidre (September 18)
Children’s Kol Nidre services held at Kehilla Community Synagogue (located at 1300 Grand Ave, Piedmont, 94610).
Family Kol Nidre (at Kehilla)
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Geared for children in grades 1 to 6; everyone welcome
Join Kehilla’s Director of Youth Programs, Rabbi Gray Myrseth, and local treasure and world musician Lior Ben-Hur for this special family experience of Kol Nidre. Enter into the holiness of Yom Kippur with music, story and tradition that brings families into the experience of this holy time together.
Toddler Kol Nidre (at Kehilla)
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Geared for tots and babies and the grown-ups who love them
Jen Miriam and Alon Altman bring their warm, loving and puppet-filled world to a musical Kol Nidre experience for little ones up to age 5 and their grown-ups.
Yom Kippur (September 19)
Yom Kippur services are held at the Scottish Rite Center (located at 1547 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, 94612).
Teen Program (in the Teen Lounge – 3rd Floor)
12 – 1:15pm
Story Time and Learning with Rabbi Gray (in the Childcare Room – 3rd Floor)
9:30 – 10:30am
It takes a community to make High Holy Day Family Services happen! Sign up to help at either Rosh Hashanah or Kol Nidre. For more information about volunteering, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents: We are aiming to find some supportive hands to help us make the Family Services on Rosh Hashanah and Kol Nidre the amazing, uplifting, smooth running services we know they can be. Do note that volunteering to help at either/both services will contribute to your Avodah (service) hours! Sign up to volunteer for High Holy Days family services.
Teens: We are looking for some fantastic teen assistance with our Rosh Hashanah Morning and Kol Nidre Family Services! Come process with the Torah and participate in our interactive service! No preparation required, but sign up for the service(s) you are interested in helping with so we know you’re coming! B’nei Mitzvah program graduates (and soon-to-be graduates!) have always had a great presence at this service, and the more teens there, the better!
Rosh Hashanah Morning: Scottish Rite Center on September 10, at 9:50am (service starts at 10:00am and goes until about 11:15am). Stories, music and lots of participation fill this fun, kid-centered experience that includes Shofar sounding, Torah procession and other Rosh Hashanah traditions. If you have any questions about the Rosh Hashanah family service, feel free to contact Beth Dickinson at email@example.com.