Youth Tefillah for High Holidays 2020/5781

This year is clearly different than any year our community has faced before. On this page, you will find specific Beth Shalom programs for Youth Tefillah and resources that every family can use.

For Elementary school aged and younger children:

  • Manny’s Service
    • This service is directed at children about ages 3-6, it includes prayers, a few activities, and a story.
    • Every service is from 11-11:30 am
    • Services will be on:
      • Rosh Hashanah Day 1 morning, September 19th
      • Rosh Hashanah Day 2 morning, September 20th
      • Yom Kippur morning, September 28th
      • Sukkot Day 1 morning, October 3rd
      • Sukkot Day 2 morning, October 4th
      • Shemini Atzeret morning, October 10th
      • Simhat Torah morning, October 11th
    • This service continues on all Saturday mornings at 11am.
  • Congregation Beth Shalom’s Youth Tefillah High Holiday Activity Book
    • This activity book is directed at youth, ages 2-10. While not every activity is for every age group, most children will find something that works for them. Includes activities, coloring pages, and a story. Please do not share or reproduce without credit.
      If your child did not receive one, we have a few additional copies in the office. Mistakes do happen when it comes to databases. You may also print one for personal use through the link above.
  • Pre-recorded Youth Tefillah service
    • This service is directed at elementary school aged children to be played on demand. 
  • Kabbalat Shabbat Virtual Concert with Jason Mesches for Families with Young Children

For Middle Schoolers:

  • Pre-recorded Youth Tefillah service
    • This service is directed at middle school and high school youth to be played on demand. 
  • Rosh Hashanah Middle School Tashlikh at Frick Park
    • When: Sunday, September 20th, 2-3pm
    • Where: Meet at Frick Park, Blue Slide Park Entrance on Beechwood

      This Rosh Hashanah Tashlikh program is for Middle Schoolers. Together, with Rabbi Jeremy Markiz, we will walk into the park, find a creek and do the ritual of Tashlikh. Following that, we will share a discussion about Tashlikh, Rosh Hashanah, and the season.

      Masks and social distancing will be observed.
      If there is anything more than a light rain, unfortunately, the program will be cancelled.

  • Yom Kippur Middle School Service and Learning
    • When: Monday, September 28th, 11:15am-12:15pm
      • Where: Zoom Link
        Meeting ID: 997 2888 6269
        Passcode: 009802

        Join J-JEP director Rabbi Freedman for a deep dive into the vidui, the central theme of confession for Yom Kippur. We’ll look at the poetry of some of the prayers and try our best to recreate them with contemporary metaphors.
         
        Bring Machzor Lev Shalem to our zoom meet up (or at least pages 260-269).  And, spoiler alert, are we maybe trying too hard?

For USYers:

  • Pre-recorded Youth Tefillah service
    • This service is directed at middle school and high school youth to be played on demand. 
  • Rosh Hashanah USY Tashlikh at Frick Park
    • When: Sunday, September 20th, 3:30-4:30pm
    • Where: Meet at Frick Park, Blue Slide Park Entrance on Beechwood

      This Rosh Hashanah Tashlikh program is for USYers. Together, with Rabbi Jeremy Markiz, we will walk into the park, find a creek and do the ritual of Tashlikh. Following that, we will share a discussion about Tashlikh, Rosh Hashanah, and the season.

      Masks and social distancing will be observed.
      If there is anything more than a light rain, unfortunately, the program will be cancelled.

  • Yom Kippur USY Service and Learning
    • When: Monday, September 28th, 11:15am-12:15pm
    • Where: Zoom Link
      Meeting ID: 889 2172 1024
      Passcode: 210631

      This Yom Kippur Service and Learning program is for USYers. Dig in deeper with Rabbi Jeremy Markiz as we pray, sing, and talk together while we seek meaning for this season.

      Bring Machzor Lev Shalem to our zoom meet up and print/open this sheet for our session.

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