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High Holidays 2016: Where to Celebrate with Kids in Baltimore

Honey with apple for Rosh Hashana, jewish New Year

The fall holidays are upon us and it’s time to get ready to dip those apples in some honey. To help you get in the holiday mood, we have rounded-up the best ways to celebrate in the Baltimore area. You can celebrate Rosh Hashanah in the great outdoors, experience a PJ Library holiday story time or two, and celebrate the harvest holiday of Sukkot on a working farm.

 


Rosh Hashanah begins on Sunday evening, Oct. 2 and ends on Tuesday evening, Oct. 4
Yom Kippur begins on Tuesday evening, Oct. 11 and ends on Wednesday evening, Oct. 12
Sukkot begins on Sunday evening, Oct. 16 and continues through Sunday evening, Oct. 25.



Holiday Programs

Fall Holidays with Rabbi Rachel @ Barnes & Noble
Story time with Rabbi Rachel from Congregation Beth Israel and her friend Todah the Shababa Sloth. Listen to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur-themed stories and talk about the upcoming fall holidays.
Barnes & Noble, 1819 Reisterstown Rd, Baltimore
Sunday, Sept. 25, 4 – 5 p.m.

Pre-Rosh Hashanah Apple Picking
Pick your own apples to dip in honey on Rosh Hashanah, visit the petting zoo, go on a scavenger hunt, listen to stories, and more. Organized by Beth Tfiloh Congregation.
Baugher’s Orchard, 1015 Baugher Road, Westminster – meet at the picnic area
Sunday, Sept. 25, 12:30 p.m.

Rosh Hashanah Party
Get ready for Rosh Hashanah with a PJ Library story time, a snack, and a take-home craft. Organized by the DBJCC, Congregation Beth El, and the Macks Center for Jewish Education.
Downtown Baltimore JCC, 1118 Light St
Friday, Sept. 30, 10 – 11 a.m.

Rosh Hashanah Under the Stars
Celebrate Rosh Hashanah in the great outdoors. Bring your own picnic, blankets, and lawn chairs and enjoy family programming including PJ Library story time, shofar making, and a new fruits taste-test. A family-friendly Rosh Hashanah service will begin at 6 p.m., led by clergy from Baltimore Hebrew Congregation.
Oregon Ridge Park, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville
Sunday, Oct. 2, 3:30 pm, services @ 6 p.m.

Concert & Bonfire at MMAE
Celebrate the High Holiday season with a concert featuring Cantor Shlomo Abramson.
Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah, 7000 Rockland Hills Dr
Saturday, Oct. 8, 8 – 10 p.m.

Sukkot Party @ Downtown Baltimore JCC
Get ready for the holiday of Sukkot with a PJ Library story time, snack, and take-home craft.
Downtown Baltimore JCC, 1118 Light St.
Friday, Oct. 14, 10 – 11 a.m.

Sukkah on the Farm
Explore the corn maze, pick ornamental corn, meet the sheep, and learn about beekeeping. Bring your own lunch and picnic blanket. Organized by the Early Childhood Center at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation and open to the community, RSVP requested to 410-764-7281.
Center for Maryland Agriculture & Farm Park, 1114 Shawan Rd, Cockeysville
Monday, Oct. 17, 9:30 a.m. – Noon

Pearlstone Sukkot Family Farm Festival
Celebrate the holiday of sukkot on the farm–meet the animals, check out the working farm, and listen to a PJ Library story.
Pearlstone Center, 5425 Mt. Gilead Rd., Reisterstown
Sunday, Oct. 23, 1 – 4 p.m.

Babies, Books, and Bagels
Have some sukkot fun in J Town with story time, a craft, and a snack. For babies and toddlers up to 18 months and their favorite grown-ups.
J Town, Weinberg Park Heights JCC, 5700 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore
Friday, Oct. 16, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

PJ Library Sukkot Story Time – Meet the Author
A special story time with Rachel Ornstein Packer, author of the new PJ Library book, “Sky High Sukkah” followed by other Sukkot fun.
J Town, Weinberg Park Heights JCC, 5700 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore
Thursday, Oct. 13, 5:30 p.m.

Shabbat

Tot Shabbat @ J Town
Celebrate Shabbat at J Town with stories, songs, and a grape juice and challah snack while learning the special Shabbat blessings. No experience or prior knowledge required to join in the fun! Open to all.
J Town, Park Heights JCC, 5700 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore
Fridays, Sept. 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 28, 11 – 11:30 a.m.

Tot Shabbat
An interactive Shabbat service with singing, prayer, puppets, and Torah stories, for children ages 5 and under and their families.
Beth El Congregation, 8101 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore
Saturdays, Sept. 24, Oct. 15, 22, 11:15 – Noon

Torah Sparks
A participatory, family-friendly Shabbat service where school-aged children learn to lead prayers and read from the Torah.
Beth El Congregation , 8101 Park Heights Ave, Pikesville
Saturday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m. – Noon

More Family Fun

Family Farm Day
Spend an action-packed day at the farm with beekeeping demonstrations, sheep shearing, tractor driving, face painting, pony rides, face painting, and live music.
Maryland Agricultural Center, 1114 Shawan Rd, Cockeysville
Sunday, Sept. 25, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

A Day at Roger’s Farm
Bring the family for hay rides, corn mazes, farm animals, pumpkin picking, and a play area. Hosted by the CJE Community Connectors, register online or at the door.
Roger’s Farm, 1818 Greenspring Valley Rd
Sunday, Oct. 9, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Pearlstone Taste of Tiyul Outdoor Adventures
An outdoor adventure for children in grades 2- 5 including hiking, learning how to build a shelter and make a fire, songs, stories, and an optional volunteer project.
Pearlstone Center, 5425 Mt. Gilead Rd., Reisterstown
Sunday, Oct 9, 2 – 4 p.m. 

The Great Chicken Soup Cook-Off
Amateur cooks statewide are invited to try their hand in making the best chicken soup in Maryland. The day will include chicken soup tastings, family activities, and chicken soup making tips.
Jewish Museum of Maryland | 15 Lloyd Street
Sunday, Oct. 9, 1 – 3 p.m.


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