Free Youth Programming is offered during morning services on both Rosh Hashanah (September 21) & Yom Kippur (September 30) from 9:30am to 12:00pm. Please register using the buttons to the right by September 11.

Babysitting for Ages 2-3

Congregation Sinai is happy to offer free babysitting for all 2 and 3 year olds during our morning services. Children will be supervised by older high school students under the supervision of the High Holy Day adult coordinators and will participate in age level activities, attend the children’s service that morning and visit the playground (weather permitting). An allergy conscious snack will be provided. Please provide all the necessary items to make your child comfortable. Potty-trained preferred, please.

K4 - 6th Grade Youth Programming

Children will be in classrooms according to grade level and activities will be geared toward their specific age group.

Rosh Hashanah Youth Programming Activities will include:

- Age appropriate Rosh Hashanah themed stories and craft activities

- Youth service (K-6 grades are all together for service--approx. 45 minutes)

- Snack

Yom Kippur Youth Programming Activities will include:

- Age appropriate Yom Kippur themed ethics activities (i.e. story time with Jonah and the Whale, discussion groups, drama and movement activities related to overcoming obstacles and making good choices for the year ahead)

- Create items to hang & decorate the Sinai Sukkah from the harvest of our Sinai garden

- Youth service (K-6 grades are all together for service--approx. 45 minutes)

- Light Snack

7th - 8th Grade Teen Programming

For both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, our 7th and 8thth graders will have a chance to take a break from the main service to have a discussion in a relaxed atmosphere, led by Nick Padway. Nick is an attorney and has been teaching teens at Sinai over a decade. His topics may include: morale issues facing teens and the Jewish response to the issue and given the election this year, he will explore: Is G-d on “our” side? Does G-d take sides? Should G-d take sides? And, what happens when people believe that G-d is on their side?

9th - 12th Grades High School Volunteers

All interested 9th through 12th graders are invited to sign up to volunteer to help out in the classrooms for the High Holy Day Youth Programming. Please feel free to sign up to volunteer for either Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur, or both. Note: The expectation is that you will be working where assigned. Cell phones are for emergency only. Honor Society Service hours can be awarded.

Adult Volunteers

We need adult volunteers to work in the classrooms for our High Holy Day Youth Programs. If you are interested, please sign up and we will be in touch to discuss responsibilities and options. Please sign up for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, or both at the Youth Programming registration sites to the right.


Every year the Rosh Hashanah Youth Programming creates soup for our Chesed Committee to give out to those in need during the year.  The children wash and chop vegetables and create soup kits that are taken home with instructions to make soup.  Families return the soup on Yom Kippur, and we store it in our freezer for future delivery. This is the ultimate mitzvah for the holiday. There is no fee for Congregation Sinai’s High Holiday Youth Programming.  When you register for programming – you will be asked about contributing a soup item such as: carrots, celery, zucchini, yellow neck squash, corn, green beans, mushrooms, onions, broccoli, root vegetables or fresh herbs.  We ask that you bring these with you on Rosh Hashanah morning to contribute to our soup. Thank you!



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