High Holyday Family Services: Yom Kippur

October 5, 2022 Waltham $88.00
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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.

Yom Kippur Shorashim (Roots) Service

10-10:45 a.m.: Families with children aged 2-6 are invited to join fabulous musician and experienced Jewish early childhood educator, JoJo Madden, for an interactive Yom Kippur experience!

Where: Under a shade structure in the Gann Academy Field

Yom Kippur Family Service 

10-11 a.m.: Children grades 2-7 and their families are invited to for an interactive Yom Kippur Service. Education director, Earnest Arky Solomon, will lead services along with: CDT youth bands and youth tefilah (prayer) leaders, songleader Ora Gladstone, and storyteller educators Esther and Ami Kohn. There will be movement, song, stories, and opportunities to reflect on Yom Kippur themes.

Where: Gann Academy Garden Beit Midrash

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Fact Sheet
Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Gann Academy
333 Forest St
Waltham, MA 02452
$88.00 Suggested donation

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