Holidays/High Holidays

Young Families High Holiday Services & Preschool Programming



Young Family High Holiday Services - Ages 0-5 with Adults


Join us for our much-loved,  fun-filled Young Families High Holiday Services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur! Come celebrate this special time of year with your children in our series of professionally-led, family-friendly services.  Our Shabbat Educator, Devora Rohr, will lead us in family-friendly programs that include singing, movement, stories, and puppet play, just right for our youngest friends!  Services are followed by snack and social time to meet other families in our warm and welcoming community space.

Rosh Hashanah

Monday, October 3,  4:00 pm
Tuesday, October 4, 9:00 am

Young Families Tashlich:  "Walk to Walker Pond"

Monday, October 3, at approximately 5 pm, following YF HH Services-- Meet in the parking lot!  

All families with young children are invited to rev up their strollers, and join us for our annual Young Families Tashlich ‘Walk to Walker Pond’, immediately following the Young Families service on the first day of Rosh Hashanah.  Please bring dried beans for the children to throw into the pond, as we symbolically get rid of our 'sins' to begin the Jewish New Year!   

Yom Kippur

Wednesday, October 12, 9:00 am

Here's how to join us:  All 3 services and Tashlich are free for Members and Gan Aliyah Preschool families.  Families new to Temple Aliyah pay only $54, which includes entry for all immediate family members, for all 4 programs! 

Register here

Pre-registration is required for ALL families. 


High Holidays Preschool Programming (in lieu of Babysitting) - Ages 2 - 4, Drop Off


Parents can now enjoy services in the main sanctuary while their toddlers (ages 2-4) participate in our preschool-style high holidays experience, in our beautiful Gan Aliyah Preschool classrooms. Programming will be taught by preschool teachers, and structured like a preschool classroom day.  

This extremely popular drop-off program has limited spaces and will fill up very quickly.  A wait list will be kept when spaces are filled.  Parents must arrive 10-15 minutes before the program start time to ensure time to orient their child and communicate with teachers.  Children must be at least 2 years of age.  Each time slot below has space for up to 20 children.

  • Rosh Hashanah: October 3, 10 am - 12 pm 
  • Rosh Hashanah: October 4, 10 am - 12 pm
  • Kol Nidre: October 11, 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
  • Yom Kippur: October 12, 10 am - 12 pm
  • Ne'ilah:  October 12, 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Here's how to join us:  Members and Gan Aliyah Preschool families are welcome free of charge.  New families are warmly invited to purchase discounted seats in the main sanctuary on the registration link below. 

Register here

Pre-registration is required by September 26 for ALL families.


More Holidays with Temple Tots at Temple Aliyah!

Join us for holiday celebrations with the entire Temple Aliyah, Gan Aliyah Preschool, and Temple Tots communities!  

Information on programs for these holidays will be sent via email, and posted on our Temple Tots Facebook page.  Join our email list by clicking here.


Sukkot – October 17-18
Simchat Torah – October 25
Hanukkah – December 24
Purim - March 12--Purim Carnival – Stay Tuned!

Pesach – April 11
Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel Independence Day) – May 2
Shavuot – May 31