High Holidays For the Whole Family!

Begin the New Year with New Friends and Family!

Congregation Kol Emeth is waiting to welcome you! Whether you are looking for a traditional service or an alternative spiritual experience, KE is the place. Our thriving community includes plenty of programming for all ages. Here’s what’s in store this Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur:


Rosh HaShanah:

September 9
TKEYA Young Adult Dinner for Ages 21-35

Join us for a very festive meal as we prepare for a New Year! Meet new friends and catch up with old ones.

September 10
Play and Pray for Ages 0-2

Climb, crawl, roll, and play in our special soft space just for babies and tots! Featuring a baby ball pit, toddler slide, colorful mini-balls, animal hoppers, jumbo building blocks, colored soft blocks, mini soft car rider, and discovery center with obstacle course – all with soft mats and baby fences. Families will play and pray together in a short service with songs and stories as part of the morning. Parents will also have the chance to connect with each other, as well as engage in conversation about holiday themes with our Rabbis and Educators.

The Big Buzz About Bees (Preschool-7th Grades)

Come see what the *buzz* is all about this New Year! Meet Beekeeper Kendal and her travelling hive of live honey bees. Explore the magic and mystery of one of the coolest insects on earth, as we celebrate the Birthday of Creation.
Pre-Schoolers through 7th Graders will all have their own time and age appropriate program with our special guests.

T’shuvah Tacos (Grades 8-12), and It’s Not Even Tuesday!?!

Why wait for Taco Tuesday when you can have it on Monday! Teens explore the themes of Rosh HaShanah through their own lens. Discussion, activities, and even the snacks will focus on finding personal meaning during this time of year.  

Rosh HaShanah in the Round – an alternative service for adults and teens

Join Rabbi Sarah Graff and Rabbi Amy Eilberg as they take key traditional prayers and make space around them for personal reflection, song, meditation, and discussion.  Gain inspiration from fellow congregants sharing their stories and insights. Explore what Rosh Hashanah means to you this year.

9:30am Torah service with opportunities for everyone to come to the Torah.

11am Interactive sermon/discussion with personal reflections from fellow congregants

12-1pm Joyful Musaf service with meditation, song, and shofar

Come early to get a seat.  


September 11
Play and Pray II for Ages 0-2 years

Rosh Hashanah fun continues with another opportunity to play and celebrate in our special baby space. For a full description, please see “Play and Pray” above.

The Biggest Birthday Ever!

Ages 3-5

Celebrate the “World’s Birthday” with puppets, parachutes, parades, prayers, songs, and stories.

Grades K-2

It’s a party unlike any other! Sing, create, dance, and act, as we prepare to throw the best birthday bash ever. Our guest of honor “Globie” will be there to receive birthday wishes and ring in the New Year with this spectacular celebration.

Rosh HaShanah Family Service (Grades 3-7)

Led by our very own Rabbi Graff.  Families will have the opportunity to come up to the Torah for group aliyot, based on themes in the Torah and themes in their lives.  The Torah will be read by graduates of Jeff’s Torah trope class, and the shofar will be sounded by kids as well. Come sing, pray, reflect on the year gone by, and think about how to make the coming year even better.

Oh, The Places I’ll Go (Grades 8-12)

Nothing is better than good friends, good food, and good conversation! Join us for yummy treats and a deeper look at what this time of year is all about.

Yom Kippur:

September 18 (Kol Nidre)
Family Service

Prepare for the Shabbat of all Shabbats through reflection, prayer, and song in this family oriented service.

Opening The Gates: A New Kol Nidre Service

A new vision for our Kol Nidre blends traditional prayer and song, text study, guided reflection, and chanting, to open our hearts to new beginnings. As Yom Kippur arrives, the gates are opening. Come, look inward, chart your path, and start walking. Led by Rick Dinitz, Louis Newman, and Rabbi David Booth

September 19
Play and Pray III for Ages 0-2 years

A time to play, sing, and connect again, as we reflect on the past year and dream together about the future. For a full description, please see the Play and Pray for Rosh HaShanah.

Growing Together for Ages 3-5

Stretch, sing, and play together as we think about the coming year. Featuring a special yoga session!

Yonah and Yoga Grades K-12

Yonah struggled to find peace of mind, body, and soul – if only he had practiced Yoga! Join us for a reflective and meaningful Yom Kippur with our special professional guest Yoga instructor Eden from Yoga is Youthfulness. Eden will guide our bodies and minds, as we meditate on what it means to be better in the coming year.

Each age group will have their own yoga session along with other relevant themed activities, songs, and prayers.

Post archive date: Thursday September 20th, 2018