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Family & Youth Programs Rosh HaShanah Day 1

Saturday, September 19, 2020 1 Tishrei 5781

All Day
First Day Rosh HaShanah
Saturday, September 19
On Zoom for whichever programs best suit you and your family (Passcode: shalom)
9:00 a.m. Young Family Service
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Join us for a festive birthday party for the world filled with singing, prayer, birthday celebration and stories. Our Rosh HaShanah liturgy declares Hayom Harat Olam, today is the day of the world’s creation. This experience is tailored for babies through 2nd graders and parents.
9:15 a.m. Scavenger Hunt: Preparing our Home
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School-Age children are invited for some movement and competition as we prepare a sacred space for our families to pray together today.
9:45 a.m. School-Age Family Service
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Join us for a community experience of prayer, family discussion, stories and reflection on the year ahead. This experience is tailored for 3rd graders – 8th graders and parents. While we won’t hear the shofar blowing until tomorrow, we will reflect on how we want to wake up and take action for this new year.
9:45 a.m. You’re invited to the World’s Birthday Party!
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The birthday festivities continue for our pre-K through 2nd graders with more games and stories to engage in holiday celebrations.
10:30 a.m. Blessing of Newborns & All of Our Children
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Sharing in our annual sweet welcome of new lives and new families in addition to celebrating our love and joy for all of our families and children.
10:55 a.m. Jewish Trivia Competition
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10:55 a.m. Expressive Arts 
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11:00 a.m Sermon
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4:30 p.m. Can You Stump the Rabbis?
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Bring your trickiest questions about Judaism and the High Holy Days to ask Rabbi Shulman and Rabbi Libman. This program is geared towards children in 5th grade – 8th grade and their parents. Why do we do this in the service? What was that tune that I’ve never heard before? What are these holidays all about? Why do we wear white for the holidays?
Teen Experiences:
Teens are encouraged to join their parents for the traditional service and come for a special discussion at 11:20am.
11:00am Teen Catch Up & Optional Discussion
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Missing your friends? Come say hi, catch up and hang out as though we are on the youth lounge sofas but without the peeling black plastic! At 11:20am, we will split off into a breakout room for those who wish to participate in a conversation inspired by “The Last American Jew”.
7:00pm Teen New Year’s Party
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Shmooze with your friends, enjoy some snacks at home, and play games as we celebrate the New Year.
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