Children and teens are more than welcolme to join the main High Holiday services. However, please remember that they may not roam unescorted through the building; parents must supervise children and teens who attend services with them. Young children must be escorted by an adult to enter/exit the building, as well as to go to/from the washrooms and services. Remember, we are guests in someone else’s place of worship.
Family Services - Open to the Public (first day of Rosh Hashanah)
Families with young children are welcomed to a community-wide afternoon service on the first day of Rosh Hashanah at 3:00 pm. No tickets or registration required. Join us afterwards for JRC’s Tashlich service, 4:30 pm Dawes Park (Church and Lake Streets) on the north side of the lagoon.
Family Services - Open to the Public (Yom Kippur day)
Families with young children are welcomed to a community-wide afternoon service on Yom Kippur at 3:00 pm. No tickets or registration required.
Program for ages 0-5 NEW THIS YEAR! (first day of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur day)
Age appropriate program offered for preschool ages 0-5 with their parents. We will join with the K-2nd graders for songs. On Rosh Hashanah, an informal Oneg will follow.
K-2nd Graders (first day of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur day)
Religious services are offered from 10:30 am-noon on the first day of Rosh Hashanah. On Rosh Hashanah, an informal Oneg will follow.
3rd-6th Graders (first day of Rosh Hashanah)
Students are encouraged to help lead services with the guidance of Stan Cohn at The Merion (formerly North Shore Hotel), a senior residence around the corner from JRC’s High Holiday Services. Parents and interested adults are encouraged to attend and participate. Meet in the Chapel at 9:30 am. We will walk from there to The Merion. Immediately after The Merion service, participating children will return to First United Methodist Church and have the opportunity to participate in a Tikkun Olam - social justice project.
3rd-6th Graders (Yom Kippur day)
Students are invited to attend a service led by Stan Cohn, with opportunities to participate in prayers and discussion. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children. The service will be held from 10:30 am to 11:30 am at the First United Methodist Church.
7th-12th Graders (first day of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur day)
Billy Kaplan and Chantal Blaustein will be leading engaging, interactive, and meaningful programs for teens in 7th grade and up. The programs start at 10:30 am at the First United Methodist Church.
UPDATE: On Yom Kippur, the 7th-8th graders will meet at 10 am (not 10:30 am)
Teens are also encouraged to attend services in the Sanctuary on Yom Kippur.