Family High Holyday Services: Rosh Hashanah

September 26, 2022 Waltham $88.00
Rosh hashanah - Jewish New Year holiday concept. A bowl in the shape of an apple with honey, pomegranate, shofar are traditional symbols of the holiday. Flat lay
(Photo: Alexander Donin/iStock)

We have a wonderful team of service leaders, youth musicians and songleaders, and childcare professionals providing youth and family programming for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

On each holiday there will be two family services: Shorashim for children ages 6 and younger, and the family service for 2nd-7th graders. We also have a teen program for our post-b’nei mitzvah-aged members.

For families with siblings spanning both family services, please pick the service that will best suit your family (siblings of any age are welcome at either family service)!


Childcare is provided after both the Shorashim (families with children 6 years old and younger) and the family service (families with children in 2nd-7th grade), enabling parents to join the main service for the Torah service and Rabbi Toba’s talk. Childcare will include a hardy snack and activities connected with High Holyday themes. On Yom Kippur, childcare will also be provided in the evening starting at Mincha.

Shorashim Service

10-10:45 a.m.: Families with children aged 2-6 are invited to celebrate the birthday of the world with fabulous musician and experienced Jewish early childhood educator, JoJo Madden!

Where: Under a shade structure in the Gann Academy Field (no livestream)

Rosh Hashanah Family Service

10-11 a.m.: Children in grades 2-7 and their families are invited to an interactive Rosh Hashanah celebration. Education director, Earnest Arky Solomon, will lead services along with: CDT youth bands and youth tefilah (Jewish prayer) leaders, songleader Ora Gladstone, and storyteller-educators Esther and Ami Kohn. There will be movement, song, stories, and opportunities to reflect on the new year. Childcare will be available after the service. Childcare will conclude with kids joining adults in the main service for the shofar service and a story with Rabbi Toba.

Where: Gann Academy Beit Midrash

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Fact Sheet
Monday, September 26, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Gann Academy
333 Forest St
Waltham, MA 02452
$88.00 Suggested donation

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