High Holiday Young Family & Youth Services

Temple Aliyah offers age-specific programming for children from tots through teens for the High Holidays:  

Young Families (0-5 years), Preschool (2-4 years), Youth (K - 7th grade), and Teens (8th - 12th grade)

Please register in advance for all programming for your children  by clicking on one of the links below. High Holidays programs are free for all Temple Aliyah members and Gan Aliyah Preschool families.  

Families new to Temple Aliyah, who are interested in learning more about our community, may purchase High Holiday seats in the sanctuary here.


Young Family High Holiday Services: For Families accompanying children up to age 5  

 

Come celebrate the High Holidays with Temple Tots! Our programming is fun-filled, engaging, and ideal for kids up to age 5 and their families. Temple Aliyah's Shabbat Educator, Devora Rohr, will be leading our innovative and interactive celebrations with children and their grown ups.  There will be music, movement, stories and snacks. Families interested in Jewish family programming throughout the year should be sure to join us, to meet other young families and learn more about our fun-filled year ahead!

  • Rosh Hashanah: Monday, October 3 at 4 PM
  • Tashlich: Monday, October 3 at 5 PM, "Walk to Walker Pond"  Please bring strollers for your younger children, and beans to feed the ducks!  We will accompany the Temple Aliyah Community to Tashlich at Walker Pond. (click the link for more info on Tashlich)
  • Rosh Hashanah: Tuesday, October 4 at 9 AM
  • Yom Kippur: Wednesday, October 12 at 9 AM

 

Register for all 3 services and Tashlich for only $54 per family!  There is no charge for Temple Aliyah members and Gan Aliyah Preschool families,  however, all families must register so we can plan for a welcoming space!  

Register here for Young Family High Holiday Services


High Holidays Preschool Programming

 

Enjoy Temple Aliyah's High Holiday Services in the main sanctuary, while your toddlers ages 2-4 participate in our preschool-style activities! In lieu of babysitting, we are offering our extremely popular preschool-style programming for the second year, so parents can enjoy services in our Main Sanctuary. This classroom-style programming will be led by early childhood educators in our beautiful Gan Aliyah Preschool spaces, and structured like a preschool classroom day.  Spaces filled very quickly last year, so we urge families to register early!  

Special notes about this drop-off program:

  • High Holidays Preschool Programming is free of charge to all families with tickets for Temple Aliyah's services in the sanctuary:  Temple Aliyah members and Gan Aliyah Preschool Families.
  • Families new to Temple Aliyah are warmly welcomed to purchase discounted tickets in the Main Sanctuary when registering their children for High Holidays Preschool Programming.
  • Each family is required to register their children for each of the days, so that we can ensure staffing, space and safety for everyone.
  • There are 20 spots for each time slot noted below; a wait list will be available when all spots are filled for each time slot.
  • Walk-ins will not be admitted for this popular program.
  • Children must be at least 2 years of age to attend.

 

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

Register here for High Holidays Preschool Programming


Youth and Teen Services: For Children in Grades K-12/No Registration Necessary


Youth Services
Temple Aliyah welcomes children and teens in Grades K-7 to our High Holiday Youth Services!  We have designed unique and engaging programs to help kids get the most out of their High Holidays experience. Please see the schedule below. As a time of year when everyone is reconnecting with friends and community, we welcome all children and teens of member families to accompany their parents in the Sanctuary at any time.  When children and teens are not in Youth Services or in the Sanctuary, please ensure their safety and supervision in the synagogue School Wing, where there will be snacks and hang-out spaces. 

Teen Services
All teens in Grades 8-12 are welcome to attend our innovative Teen Services, held “Under the Tents” on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Our Teen Services incorporate both traditional tefillot and non-traditional group activities, with everyone having the opportunity to experience each style. Services begin at 10:00 am. Teens interested in reciting a reading, leading a prayer, reading Torah, blowing the shofar, or participating in any way should email Alisa Levine or call her at 781-444-8522.

 

Service

Time

Age

Location

Rosh Hashanah 10/3

10 am – conclusion of Adult services

Grades K-7 Rotations

Teens  Grades 8-12

School Wing

Tents/Lounge

Rosh Hashanah 10/4

10 am-conclusion of Adult services

Grades K-7 Rotations

Teens Grades 8-12

School Wing

Tents/Lounge

Kol Nidre/Erev Yom Kippur 10/11

Following the recitation of Kol Nidre in the Sanctuary (6:30 pm)-Conclusion of Adult Services

K-3

4-7

8-12

School Wing

Kehillah Room

Sanctuary

Yom Kippur 10/12

10 am – 1pm

K-7 Rotations

Teens

School Wing

Tents/Lounge

 Ne'ilah 10/12

5:30-6:45 pm 

Followed by Havdalah and Shofar blowing in the Sanctuary

Grades K-3

Grades 4-7

Grades

School Wing

Chapel

Sanctuary

Children and teens are warmly welcomed to join their parents at services in the Sanctuary until the Youth and Teen services begin at 10:00 am.