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The Best Kid-Friendly Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur Celebrations in New York

Rosh Hashana

Head over to your local farmer’s market or grocery store and pick up some crisp apples because the Jewish holidays are right around the corner. We’ve put together a list of the best ways to celebrate including lots of free, family-friendly High Holiday services as well as other fun and non-traditional ways to observe the Jewish New Year. Our best wishes for a sweet and happy Jewish New Year to you and yours!

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Rosh Hashanah 2017 begins on Wednesday evening, Sept. 20 and concludes at sundown on Friday, Sept. 22.
Yom Kippur 2017 begins on Friday evening, Sept. 29 and concludes at sundown on Saturday, Sept. 30


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Brooklyn

It’s Rosh Hashanah!
Celebrate Shabbat and the Jewish New Year with apples, honey, and a fun-filled music class, sponsored by Park Slope Jewish Center. For children ages 0 -3 and their grown-ups, RSVP requested. Free.
Prospect Park (inside the 15th St entrance)
Friday, Sept. 15, 10 – 11 a.m.

Rosh Hashanah Community Celebration
Celebrate the Jewish New Year with crafts, apples and honey, music, games, shofars, and dancing at Kings Bay Y’s new Clinton Hill location. Free and open to all.
Kings Bay Y at Fort Greene & Clinton Hill, 309 Grand Ave
Sunday, Sept. 17, 3 – 5 p.m.

Bay Ridge Jewish Center Rosh Hashanah Family Experience
Celebrate the holidays with the whole family in a relaxed and playful setting. Enjoy live music, singing, puppets, art, creative prayer, stories, and the sound of the shofar. Free.
Bay Ridge Jewish Center, 4th Ave & 81st St
Thursday & Friday, Sept. 21 & 22, 10 – 11 a.m. –  ages 5 & under, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. –  ages 5 and up.

Bowl Hashanah with Because Jewish
Inspirational Rosh Hashanah morning services led by Rabbi Dan Ain with music from The Sway Machinery’s Jeremiah Lockwood, with Shoko Nagai on keyboards and drummer John Bollinger. Babysitting available. Tickets required.
Brooklyn Bowl, 52 Wythe Ave
Thursday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. – Noon

East Midwood Jewish Center Kids’ Services
Three different service options for kids of all ages: informal creative play for babies and younger kids starting at 10 am; a structured and fun holiday service and story-time for 0-6, starting at 11; and engaging discussion and prayer for ages 7-12, starting at 10:30. All kids’ programming concludes with challah and apples and honey. Free and open to all.
East Midwood Jewish Center, 1625 Ocean Ave
Thursday, September 21 & Friday, September 22, 10 a.m.

Kane Street Synagogue Rosh Hashanah Family Services
Choose from four interactive, age-appropriate services for families and children ranging from infants through high school. Advance registration required.
Kane Street Synagogue, 236 Kane St
Thursday & Friday, Sept. 21 & 22, 10 a.m.

Kolot Chayeinu Rosh Hashanah Family Service
Musical and interactive family services with stories and songs led by Jewish musicians, artists and educators  Ty Citerman and Hadar Ahuvia. Free and open to all.
Mission for Today, 298 6th Ave
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2:30 – 4 p.m.

Park Slope Jewish Center Children and Family Services
Three age-appropriate children’s and family services for children ages 4 and under, ages 5 – 7, and 3rd – 7th grade. Free and open to the community.
Park Slope Jewish Center, 1320 8th Ave
Thursday & Friday, Sept. 21 & 22, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Union Temple Rosh Hashanah Children’s Services
Age-appropriate children’s services for Rosh Hashanah followed by High Holiday services for adults, with childcare available.
Union Temple, 17 Eastern Pkwy
Thursday, Sept. 21, 9 – 10 a.m.

Tashlich by the Water/Shabbat in the Park
Create a family memory as you toss bread crumbs into the water together and then welcome Shabbat in the park with singing and prayer, with Bay Ridge Jewish Center. Bring your own blankets and bag of bread crumbs. Event canceled if raining. Free and open to all.
Shore Road Promenade, Shore Road Park & 77 St
Friday, Sept. 22, 6 p.m.

 


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Long Island


Rosh Hashanah Back-to-School Celebration

A Shababa-style family celebration with songs, shofars, and Shabbat dinner,
Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Hills, East Hills
Friday, Sept. 15, 6 – 7 p.m.

Holidays and Heroes
Get ready for Rosh Hashanah with stories, crafts, snacks, and fun. Best for ages 5 – 8, advance registration requested.
Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Hills, East Hills
Saturday, Sept. 16, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m
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Stories and Crafts for Rosh Hashanah
Get ready for the Jewish New Year with crafts, stories, and songs. For children ages 8 and under. RSVP requested. Free.
Turn of the Corkscrew Books and Wine, 10 N Park Ave, Rockville Centre
Sunday, Sept. 17, 2 – 3 p.m.

Family Shofar Factory – Make Your Own Ram’s Horn Shofar!
A hands-on workshop where families are guided through the step-by-step process of making a ram’s horn into a shofar, followed by a lesson in shofar blowing. RSVP requested.
Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd, Room 203, Plainview
Sunday, Sept. 17, 2:30 – 4 p.m.

Temple Adas Israel Rosh Hashanah Family Service
An upbeat and meaningful family service followed by Tashlich at Havens Beach. Free
Temple Adas Israel, Corner of Elizabeth St. & Atlantic Ave, Sag Harbor
Thursday, Sept. 21, 3 p.m.

Temple Avodah Rosh Hashanah Tot & Family Service
Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with music, crafts, snacks and PJ Library stories and experience the Shofar service in the main sanctuary. Free.
Temple Avodah, 3050 Oceanside Rd, Oceanside
Thursday, Sept. 21, 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Temple Beth Torah Rosh Hashanah Children’s Service
Free High Holiday service for families with young children.
Temple Beth Torah, 35 Bagatelle Rd, Melville
Thursday, Sept. 21, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Central Synagogue – Beth Emeth Rosh Hashanah Children’s Service
Celebrate Rosh Hashanah through story and song. For families with children in grades 2 and under. Free and open to all, no synagogue affiliation required.
Central Synagogue – Beth Emeth, 430 DeMott Ave, Rockville Centre
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2 -3 p.m.

Temple Chaverim Young Family Rosh Hashanah Service
Rosh Hashanah service for families with young children, free and open to the community. Advance registration, and tickets required (516-367-6100).
Temple Chaverim, 1050 Washington Ave, Plainview
Thursday, Sept. 21, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Temple Chaverim Tashlich Family Service
Tashlich family service for all ages. Free
Wantagh Park (Fishing Promenade), 1 King Rd, Wantagh
Thursday, Sept. 21, 3 – 4 p.m.

Jericho Jewish Center Rosh Hashanah Family Service
Two family services are offered: one for students in grades 2-4, the other for grades 5-8, followed by preschool art activity stations.  Tickets required.
Jericho Jewish Center, 430 North Broadway, Jericho
Thursday & Friday, Sept. 21 & 22, 10:30 a.m. – Noon

Temple Judea Rosh Hashanah Family Service
Family service open to all. Free, all ages.
Temple Judea, 333 Searingtown Rd, Manhasset
Thursday, Sept. 21, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Makom NY Rosh Hashanah Family Service
Family service for elementary-school-age children and younger, advance registration required.Free.
Bethpage Worship Center, 600 Broadway, Bethpage
Thursday, Sept. 21, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

North Shore Synagogue Rosh Hashanah Family & Tot Services
Two age-appropriate, interactive services for families with children ages 6 and under, and in grades 2 – 6. No tickets or prior experience, free and open to all.
North Shore Synagogue, 83 Muttontown Eastwoods Rd, Syosset
Thursday, Sept. 21, 3 – 4 p.m.

Plainview Jewish Center Young Family Rosh Hashanah Service
A fun-filled Rosh Hashanah service and celebration for families with children ages 6 and under featuring songs, stories, holiday-appropriate crafts and snacks. Free and open to all.

Plainview Jewish Center, 95 Floral Drive, Plainview
Thursday, Sept. 21 & Friday, Sept. 22, 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

Rosh Hashanah – Celebrating the World’s Birthday!
Celebrate Rosh Hashanah in story and song and learn about the holiday’s symbols and traditions. RSVP requested. Free.
Temple Tikvah, 3315 Hillside Ave, New Hyde Park
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2 – 2:45 p.m.


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Manhattan

 

Downtown

A Rosh Hashanah Restoration
Celebrate the Jewish New Year with a scavenger hunt, art activities and a look at the new restoration exhibition. Advance registration requested.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St
Sunday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

New Families, New Traditions
Get ready for the Jewish New Year with the musical group Yellow Sneaker and their puppets.
Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Pl
Sunday, Sept. 17, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

East End Temple’s Rosh Hashanah Tot Service
A lively yet intimate service conducted in a sing-a-long format, geared towards families with children ages 0-5. Tots and their parents to join together in celebrating the holidays with songs, prayers, and stories. Free, but RSVP required.
Hebrew Union College, One West 4th St
Thursday, Sept. 21, 9 – 9:45 a.m.

JCP Downtown Tot Rosh Hashanah Service
Join Rabbi Jason Klein and Grammy-nominated children’s musician Jacob Stein for a lively musical experience for children ages 5 and under and their adults. This short service will include prayer, movement, interactive puppetry, and new music. Advance ticket purchase required.
New York Law School, 185 W. Broadway
Thursday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m., Friday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m

Becoming Full Circle: Lab/Shul NYC’s High Holiday Family Programming
An everybody-friendly, artist driven, God-optional experience led by dedicated experiential educators. The day begins with a family gathering, followed by dedicated children’s programming so parents can attend the main service. Advance registration and tickets required.
Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St.
Thursday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

The Shul of New York Rosh Hashanah Kids’ Service
A fun, educational, age-appropriate experience for kids ages 12 and under. Advance ticket purchase required.
Angel Orensanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk St
Thursday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Town & Village Synagogue Rosh Hashanah Family Service
An interactive service where parents and children ages 4 and under learn, sing, and pray together. Free and open to all.
Town & Village Synagogue, 334 East 14th St
Thursday, Sept. 21 & Friday, Sept. 22, 10:30 a.m. – Noon

Shofar Blowing 101
Learn about the shofar and how to produce sound, Shofars will be provided to share or bring your own. RSVP required. Free and open to all ages
JCP Downtown, 146 Duane St
Friday, Sept. 22, 3 – 4 p.m.

Rosh Hashanah Puppets and Music with Jacob Stein
Join musician Jacob Stein for “Who Owns the Stars? with holiday songs and a lesson on the importance of responsibility for each other and for the world. For children ages 5 and under accompanied by an adult, RSVP required. Free.
JCP Downtown, 146 Duane St
Friday, Sept. 22, 3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Midtown

Sutton Place Synagogue Rosh Hashanah Tot & Family Services
Age-appropriate services for parents and children ages 0-3 and 4-6 years. Free, no tickets required.
Sutton Place Synagogue, 225 East 51st St
Thursday, Sept. 21, Tot Service: 9 – 9:45 a.m, Family Service: 10 – 10:45 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 22, 10 – 10:45 a.m. (Combined with Family Service)

Upper East Side

Rosh Hashanah Story Time 
A musical storytime and special Rosh Hashanah story organized by Congregation Kehillath Jeshurun, RSVP requested. Free.
Barnes and Noble, 150 E 86th St
Sunday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m. – Noon

Tashlich In The Park
Celebrate the Jewish New Year in the park with Congregation Kehillath Jeshurun, with shofars, storytime and more. RSVP requested. Free?
Carl Schurz Park, 86th St entrance
Thursday, Sept. 21, 5 -6 p.m.

92Y Family Rosh Hashanah Services
A soulful, energetic and creative High Holiday experience with a live band, led by Rebecca Schoffer, director of Jewish Family Engagement. Sing, dance and celebrate the new year in this meaningful and joyful service. For families with children 0-7. Advance registration required.
92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave
Thursday, Sept. 21, 10 – 11 a.m.

Temple Israel Tot Rosh Hashanah Family Service
A musical Rosh Hashanah service for families with young children. Siblings and extended family members welcome too.
Temple Israel of the City of New York, 112 East 75th St
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Park Avenue Synagogue Rosh Hashanah Young Family Services
Musical high holiday services lead by children’s music favorites Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights. Advance ticket purchase required.
Darlington Hall, 2 East 90th St (btw 5th & Madison Ave)
Thursday & Friday, Sept. 21 & 22, 9 – 10:15 a.m. Newborn – 30 mos., 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 31 mos. – Pre-K

Congregation Or Zarua Family Learning Experience
A unique inter-generational opportunity for families to blend High Holy Day prayer, music, and play led by Rabbi Amy Bolton. Advance ticket purchase required.
Congregation Or Zarua, 127 East 82nd St
Friday, Sept. 22, 10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Tot Rosh Hashanah Concert
Join Shira & Friends for a special Rosh Hashanah concert and sing, dance, and celebrate the Jewish New Year. Free
Temple Israel of the City of New York, 112 East 75th St
Friday, Sept. 22, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Upper West Side

Romemu Rosh Hashanah Family Programming
Choose from two age-appropriate, interactive family services followed by supervised play. Advance ticket purchase required.
Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 150 W 83rd St
Thursday & Friday, Sept. 21 & 22, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Congregation Rodeph Sholom Young Families Rosh Hashanah Service
Free tickets available to non-members. Advance registration required.
Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 7 W 83rd St
Thursday, Sept. 21, 9:15 – 10 a.m.

Rosh Hashanah Family Services @ SAJ
Family services at SAJ are designed to get children and adults tapping their feet while singing along! We will reflect on how the prayers and rituals of these Jewish holy days can have a direct impact on our thinking and action. Tickets for children are free, discounted tickets available to newcomers.
The Society for the Advancement of Judaism, 15 West 86th St
Thursday, Sept. 21, 9:30 a.m.


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Staten Island


New Seasons Celebration
Get ready for the Jewish New Year with a PJ library story walk, learn about bees and honey, and hunt for apples.  Free and open to all.
Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds. 1131 Manor Rd
Sunday, Sept. 17, 2 – 4 p.m.

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Westchester

 

Tot CJL-Rosh Hashanah
A free Rosh Hashanah program for children in pre-K and under with art, food, and new friends. Free.
Temple Israel of Northern Westchester, 31 Glengary Rd, Croton-on-Hudson
Sunday, Sept. 17, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

CSI PJ Library Tashlich at the Park
Families with children ages 6 and under are invited for snacks, games, a story, and Tashlich. Free.
Wishnie Park, Pleasantville Rd & Orchard Rd, Briarcliff Manor
Thursday, Sept. 21, 5 – 6 p.m.

Bet Torah Young Family Rosh Hashanah Service
Celebrate the Jewish new year with songs, stories, prayer, and shofar blowing. For families with children in grades 2 and under, led by Rabbi Brusso, Cantor Herman, and Rabbi Koffman. Free and open to the community.
Bet Torah High Holiday Tent. 60 Smith Ave, Mount Kisco
Thursday, Sept. 21, 4 – 4:45 p.m.

Temple Beth Abraham Rosh Hashanah Service for Families with Young Children
Rosh Hashanah service with songs and stories led by Rabbi David Holtz and Cantor Margot Goldberg. Free and open to all.
Temple Beth Abraham, 25 Leroy Ave, Tarrytown
Thursday, Sept. 21, 3 – 4 p.m.

Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester Young Families Rosh Hashanah Service & Celebration
A warm, family-friendly service with songs and stories followed by apples and honey, crafts, and games. Free and open to the public.
Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester, 2125 Westchester Ave East, Rye
Thursday, Sept. 21, 3 – 4 p.m.

Greenburgh Hebrew Center Rosh Hashanah Tot & Kids’ Services
Age-appropriate children’s services for ages 4 and under, ages 5 – 7, and ages 8 – 12 with songs, prayers, stories, holiday activities, and a snack. RSVP requested. Free.
Greenburgh Hebrew Center, 515 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
Thursday & Friday, Sept. 21 & 22, 10 a.m. – Noon ages 5 – 7, 10 – 11:30 ages 4 and under

Temple Israel of Northern Westchester Multi-Generational Rosh Hashanah Service
Free High Holiday services for families, RSVP required. (Contact the synagogue office 914-271-4705 ext 122.)
Temple Israel of Northern Westchester, 31 Glengary Rd, Croton-on-Hudson
Thursday, Sept. 21, 12:45 – 2:15 p.m.

Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont & Emanu-El Rosh Hashanah Family Experience
Rosh Hashanah family service with blessings for new babies. Free, no tickets required.
Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont & Emanu-El, 2 Ogden Rd, Scarsdale
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2:30 – 4 p.m.

Westchester Jewish Center Rosh Hashanah Torah for Tots
Parents and children ages 2 – 6 years will celebrate with song and dance led by Jill Rivel. Join the synagogue Tashlich at Mamaroneck Harbor following the service. RSVP required. Free.
Westchester Jewish Center, Rockland & Palmer Ave, Mamaroneck
Thursday, Sept. 21, 4:45 – 5:30 p.m.

Rosh Hashanah Nature Walk & Tashlich
A nature walk followed by a short, family-friendly service with Congregation Emanuel. RSVP requested, free and open to all.
Edith Read Sanctuary, 100 Playland Pkwy, Rye
Friday, Sept. 22, 10:15 a.m. – Noon

Rosh Hashanah Family Program – Apple Picking
Join Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont & Emanu-El and celebrate the New Year with apple picking. RSVP required.
Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard, Hardscrabble Rd, North Salem
Friday, Sept. 22, 9 – 11 a.m.

Young Families Home Holiday Celebration for Rosh Hashanah
Celebrate the fall holidays in a relaxed and informal setting. Meet other young families and welcome the Jewish New Year with crafts, a PJ Library story time, and apples and honey. RSVP required. Sponsored by Pleasantville Community Synagogue. Free
Private Home (address provided upon RSVP), Pleasantville
Sunday, Sept. 24, 9:15 – 10:45 a.m.


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Brooklyn


Bay Ridge Jewish Center Yom Kippur Family Experience
Celebrate the holidays with the whole family in a relaxed and playful setting. Enjoy music, singing, puppets, art, creative prayer, stories, and the sound of the shofar. Free.
Bay Ridge Jewish Center, 4th Ave & 81st St
Saturday, Sept. 30, 10 – 11 a.m. ages 5 & under, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. ages 5 and up.

Kane Street Synagogue Yom Kippur Family Services
Choose from four interactive, age-appropriate services for families and children ranging from infants through high school. Advance registration required.
Kane Street Synagogue, 236 Kane St
Saturday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m.

Kolot Chayeinu Yom Kippur Family Service
Musical and interactive family services with stories and songs led by Jewish musicians, artists and educators Ty Citerman and Hadar Ahuvia. Free and open to all.
Mission for Today, 298 6th Ave
Saturday, Sept. 30, 1:30 p.m.

Park Slope Jewish Center Children and Family Services
Three age-appropriate children’s and family services for children ages 4 and under, ages 5 – 7, and 3rd – 7th grade. Free and open to the community.
Park Slope Jewish Center, 1320 8th Ave
Saturday, Sept. 30, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Union Temple Yom Kippur Children’s Services
Age-appropriate children’s services for Yom Kippur, followed by High Holiday services for adults, with childcare available.
Union Temple, 17 Eastern Pkwy
Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 – 10 a.m.


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Long Island


Temple Adas Israel Yom Kippur Family Service

An engaging service for families with children of all ages. Free.
Temple Adas Israel, Corner of Elizabeth St. & Atlantic Ave, Sag Harbor
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2 – 3 p.m.

Temple Avodah Yom Kippur Tot & Family Service
A family-friendly Yom Kippur service held in the main sanctuary.
Temple Avodah, 3050 Oceanside Rd, Oceanside
Saturday, Sept. 30, 3:30 p.m.

Temple Beth Torah Yom Kippur Children’s Service
Free High Holiday service for families with young children.
Temple Beth Torah, 35 Bagatelle Rd, Melville
Saturday, Sept. 30, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Central Synagogue – Beth Emeth Yom Kippur Children’s Service
Observe Yom Kippur through story and song. For families with children in grades 2 and under. Free and open to all, no synagogue affiliation required.
Central Synagogue – Beth Emeth, 430 DeMott Ave, Rockville Centre
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Temple Chaverim Young Family Yom Kippur Service
A family-friendly service for Yom Kippur geared toward families with children ages 3 – 8 (older and younger children are welcome), free and open to the community, advance registration, and tickets required (516-367-6100).
Temple Chaverim, 1050 Washington Ave, Plainview
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2 – 3 p.m.

Jericho Jewish Center Yom Kippur Family Service
Two family services are offered: one for students in grades 2-4, the other for grades 5-8, followed by preschool art activity stations. Tickets required.
Jericho Jewish Center, 430 North Broadway, Jericho
Saturday, Sept. 30, 10:30 a.m. – Noon

Temple Judea Yom Kippur Family Service
Family service open to all. Children will be called up to the bima and given a special gift. Free, all ages.
Temple Judea, 333 Searingtown Rd, Manhasset
Saturday, Sept. 30, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Makom NY Yom Kippur Family Service
Family services for elementary-school-age children and younger, advance registration required. Free.
Bethpage Worship Center, 600 Broadway, Bethpage
Saturday, Sept. 30, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

North Shore Synagogue Yom Kippur Family & Tot Services
Two age-appropriate, interactive services for families with children ages 6 and under, and in grades 2 – 6. No tickets or prior experience, free and open to all.
North Shore Synagogue, 83 Muttontown Eastwoods Rd, Syosset
Saturday, Sept. 30, 3 – 4 p.m.

Plainview Jewish Center Young Family Yom Kippur Service
A fun and inspiring Yom Kippur service with songs, stories, holiday-appropriate crafts, and games. Free and open to all.
Plainview Jewish Center, 95 Floral Drive, Plainview
Saturday, Sept. 30, 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.


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Manhattan

 

Downtown

East End Temple’s Yom Kippur Tot Service
A lively yet intimate service conducted in a sing-a-long format, geared towards families with children ages 0-5. Tots and their parents join together in celebrating the holidays with songs, prayers, and stories. Free, but RSVP required.
Hebrew Union College, One West 4th St
Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 – 9:45 a.m.

JCP Downtown Tot Yom Kippur Service
Join Rabbi Jason Klein and Grammy-nominated children’s musician Jacob Stein for a lively musical experience for children ages 5 and under and their adults. This short service will include prayer, movement, interactive puppetry, and new music. Advance ticket purchase required.
New York Law School, 185 W. Broadway
Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 – 10 a.m.

Becoming Full Circle: Lab/Shul NYC’s High Holiday Family Programming
An everybody-friendly, artist driven, God-optional experience led by dedicated experiential educators. The day begins with a family gathering, followed by dedicated children’s programming so parents can attend the main service. Advance registration and tickets required.
Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St.
Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Shul of New York Yom Kippur Kids’ Service
A fun, educational, age-appropriate experience for kids ages 12 and under. Advance ticket purchase required.
Angel Orensanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk St
Saturday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Town & Village Synagogue Yom Kippur Family Service
An interactive service where parents and children ages 4 and under learn, sing, and pray together. Free and open to all.
Town & Village Synagogue, 334 East 14th St
Saturday, Sept. 30, 10:30 a.m. – Noon

Midtown

Sutton Place Synagogue Yom Kippur Tot & Family Services
Age-appropriate services for parents and children ages 0-3 and 4-6 years. Free, no tickets required.
Sutton Place Synagogue, 225 East 51st St
Saturday, Sept. 30, Tot Service: 9 – 9:45 a.m, Family Service: 10 – 10:45 a.m.

Upper East Side

92Y Yom Kippur Family Service
Reflect, renew and experience Yom Kippur together with your children in a warm and meaningful service, filled with live music, movement, and creative prayer. Led by Rebecca Schoffer, director of Jewish Family Engagement and Shababa. For families with children ages 0-7. Advance registration required.
92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave
Saturday, Sept. 30, 10 – 11 a.m.

Temple Israel Tot Yom Kippur Family Service
A musical and fun Yom Kippur service for families with young children. Siblings and extended family members welcome too.
Temple Israel of the City of New York, 112 East 75th St
Saturday, Sept. 30, 1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

Congregation Or Zarua Family Learning Experience
A unique inter-generational opportunity for families to blend High Holy Day prayer, music, and play led by Rabbi Amy Bolton. Advance ticket purchase required.
Congregation Or Zarua, 127 East 82nd St
Saturday, Sept. 30, 10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Park Avenue Synagogue Yom Kippur Young Family Services
Musical high holiday services lead by children’s music favorites Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights. Advance ticket purchase required.
Darlington Hall, 2 East 90th St (btw 5th & Madison Ave)
Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 – 10:15 a.m. Newborn – 30 mos., 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 31 mos. – Pre-K, 6:30 p.m. Young Family Neilah Service

Upper West Side

Romemu Yom Kippur Family Programming
Choose from two age-appropriate, interactive family services followed by supervised play. Advance ticket purchase required.
Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 150 W 83rd St
Saturday, Sept. 30, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Congregation Rodeph Sholom Young Families Yom Kippur Service
Free tickets available to non-members. Advance registration required.
Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 7 W 83rd St
Saturday, Sept. 30, 9:15 – 10 a.m.

Yom Kippur Family Services @ SAJ
Family services at SAJ are designed to get children and adults tapping their feet while singing along! We will reflect on how the prayers and rituals of these Jewish holy days can have a direct impact on our thinking and action. Tickets for children are free, discounted tickets available to newcomers.
The Society for the Advancement of Judaism, 15 West 86th St
Friday, Sept. 29, 6 – 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, 9:30 a.m.


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Westchester


Bet Torah Young Family Yom Kippur Service

Celebrate Yom Kippur with songs, stories, and prayers. For families with children in grades 2 and under, led by Rabbi Brusso, Cantor Herman, and Rabbi Koffman. Free and open to the community.
Bet Torah High Holiday Tent. 60 Smith Ave, Mount Kisco
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2:30 – 3:15 p.m.

Temple Beth Abraham Yom Kippur Service for Families with Young Children
Yom Kippur service with songs and stories led by Rabbi David Holtz and Cantor Margot Goldberg. Free and open to all.
Temple Beth Abraham, 25 Leroy Ave, Tarrytown
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2 p.m.

Congregation B’nai Yisrael Yom Kippur Family Services
Rosh Hashanah family service. Free.
Congregation B’nai Yisrael, 2 Banksville Rd, Armonk
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Temple Israel of Northern Westchester Multi-Generational Kol Nidre Service
Free High Holiday services for families, RSVP required. (Contact the synagogue office 914-271-4705 ext 122.)
Temple Israel of Northern Westchester, 31 Glengary Rd, Croton-on-Hudson
Friday, Sept. 29, 6 – 7:30 p.m

Greenburgh Hebrew Center Yom Kippur Tot & Kids’ Services
Age-appropriate children’s services for ages 4 and under, ages 5 – 7, and ages 8 – 12 with songs, prayers, stories, holiday activities, and a snack. RSVP requested. Free.
Greenburgh Hebrew Center, 515 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
Saturday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m. – Noon ages 5 – 7, 10 – 11:30 ages 4 and under

Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont & Emanu-El Yom Kippur Family Experience
Family services including Tashlich and a blessing for new babies on Rosh Hashanah. Free, no tickets required.
Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont & Emanu-El, 2 Ogden Rd, Scarsdale
Saturday, Sept. 30, 1:30  – 3:30 p.m.

Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester Young Families Yom Kippur Service
A family-friendly service with singing, storytelling, and prayer led by Rabbi Goldsmith and Cantor Stone. Older siblings welcome, services are free and open to the public.
Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester, 2125 Westchester Ave East, Rye
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2:15 – 2:45 p.m.

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