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JRC High Holiday Youth Programming 5781

Dream It. Believe It. Do it.

 

Schedule:

Saturday, September 20, Rosh Hashanah Day 1:
 

  • Rosh Hashanah Young Family Service: Pre K through 2nd Grade, adults are welcome.
    • 9am in one zoom with breakouts for different stories 
    • Engaging and uplifting services for children and families that are 30 minutes. Featuring stories, songs, movement and creative interaction. Our Pre K service will be led by Rabbi David, with Early Childhood Center Director Shelli Patt and Religious School PreK teacher Fran Landt. 
  • Envisioning Mentschy-ness: A Rosh Hashanah Vision Board Program: Designed for all ages, including high schoolers.
    3rd grades and up can do independently, 2nd grades and under we recommend doing as a family
    • Rabbi Hillel said, “In a place where there are no human beings, strive to be a human.” The word Rabbi Hillel used was mensch. Being a mensch means being a good person, a person of integrity, and our world needs mensches! All of us are already amazing humans, made in the Divine Image (B'tzelem Elohim), and we are always learning and growing. Together we will create vision boards to help inspire us during the year on meeting our menschy goals. 

      In the Zoom session we will watch a short film called Making a Mensch (feel free to watch in advance too), and then we will explore together the Periodic Table of Being a Mensch, that will help inform our vision boards. 

      All you’ll need are supplies for collaging and creating your vision board:
      • 8-½ x 11 or 11 x 14 piece of construction paper/poster board/cardboard
      • Glue stick(s)
      • Magazines, old calendars, or catalogs, other images
      • Markers, crayons, or other drawing tools
      • Scissors
      • A sense of wonder and humor
    • Should you not have these materials, no worries, use whatever you have and paper and markers are more than enough. 

Wednesday, September 23, Shevarim Programming:
 

  • It’s a Bee’s Life: The Science of Honey Making and Bees: 
    • 4:30 - 5:00pm, on Zoom
    • Programming is aimed at 2nd - 7th grades primarily, but all are welcome to join, including adults.
    • On Rosh Hashanah we wish people a “Shanah Tovah U’metukah,” may you have a good and a sweet new year. To symbolize the sweetness we hope for, many people eat honey.

      Join JRC and West Suburban Temple Har Zion Religious Schools for this joint program with local Jewish Beekeeper Leonard Rau. He will show us his amazing collection of hives, and discusses the process of how bees make the honey that helps our year be so sweet during this season.

Sunday, September 28, Yom Kippur Programming:
 

  • Yom Kippur Young Family Service: Pre K through 2nd Grade, adults are welcome.
    • 9am in one zoom with breakouts for different stories 
    • Engaging and uplifting services for children and families that are 30 minutes. Featuring stories, songs, movement and creative interaction. Our Pre K service will be led by Rabbi David, with Early Childhood Center Director Shelli Patt and Religious School PreK teacher Fran Landt. 
  • Digital Time Capsule Scavenger Hunt! Designed for all ages, including high schoolers.
    3rd grades and up can do independently, 2nd grades and under we recommend doing as a family.
    • 1:30 – 2:15pm, on Zoom
    • What are you grateful for? Yom Kippur is often a somber holiday focused on how we become our best selves, often by reflecting on what we have done wrong. However, part of the way that we grow as people is to ask the question, “What am I grateful for? What makes me happy? What am I running towards this year that will help me be the best version of me?” Neuroscience proves that by practicing gratitude, we grow that part of our brain! 
      This year, JRC kids and families will create a digital time capsule of their lives in this moment with a focus on how you have found joy and connection, even in a hard year. Join us for this interactive session where we will photo scavenger hunt in real time and share our photos with one another. Following the program, we will collect your photos and create a JRC 2020 Digital Time Capsule Book to share.  
      For the session we recommend having a phone, tablet or digital camera in addition to joining on zoom with another computer or other device. 
Tue, September 29 2020 11 Tishrei 5781