Sha’ar Zahav High Holidays for Kids & their Families 2020 / 5781


Build Your OWN Sukkah Workshop 

with Director of Education & Lover of Sukkot Sue Bojdak
Thursday, August 27, 7-8pm on Zoom 

Have you ever considered making your own sukkah but were afraid to try?  Are you missing outdoor space or people building power?  In preparation for this Sukkot (with time to prepare!) let’s imagine what is possible.  We’ll get inspired, do creative problem solving, and play with the joy of Sukkot.


Hello Elul!

Saturday, August 29, 9:30-10:30am on Zoom

What’s an Elul anyway?  It’s the month leading up to High Holidays.  Let’s connect, play, make, and listen to … what’s that sound?  Oh – the shofar!  For kids age 5 to 12.  

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Repairing the World One Vote at a Time: A Family Tikkun Olam Project

Saturday, September 12, 9:30-10:30am on Zoom

Our young people may not be old enough to vote yet, but they are old enough to repair the world.  Kids age 5-12 and their families come join us for a virtual Get Out the Vote postcard writing party.  RSVP to by September 4 (so we can get materials to you!)  

New Babies: New Year: New Baby Havurah

Saturday, September 12, 10:30-11:30am on Zoom

There is no more hopeful act than bringing new life into the world.  We’re getting those new babies and their parents together to welcome the new year with the launch of a new baby havurah.  This monthly gathering of kids age 0-2 and their parents is a place to share hopes and dreams plus tips and tricks and wiggles and giggles and someday (soon?!) shared space.  This month we’ll reflect on the year behind, hope for the year to come and begin to build a new community.


Rosh Hashanah Family Service

Saturday, September 19, 9:30-10:15am on Zoom
Register here for Zoom link 

This kid-centered service is for people ages 3-7 and their families.  Join us for singing, story-telling, wondering, and shofar blowing.  

Days of Awe(some!) @ Home

September 20-27  |  Here for you by Rosh Hashanah

During the Days of Awe, the 10 days from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur, we notice, wonder about and appreciate ourselves, our communities and the world around us.  This daily guide is for kids ages 5-12 and their families to explore the awesomeness of this season, a little bit each day.  Come and explore.  

Yom Kippur Family Service

Monday, September 28, 9:30-10:15am on Zoom
Register here for Zoom link 

This kid-centered service is for people ages 3-7 and their families.  Join us for singing, storytelling, wondering, and shofar blowing.  

Sukkot Celebration for All Ages

Saturday, October 3, 9:30-11am on Zoom 

In this time of physical separation we’ll explore the practice of inviting imaginary guests into our sukkahs and our homes. The mystics brought us this ritual bringing in honored, imaginary guests called ushpizin.  Celebrate in community as we play with this tradition through story, making, and study.

Erev Simchat Torah

Friday, October 9 Time TBD

Dancing, chanting, and so much Torah as we roll back to the beginning and start the new Torah cycle for the new year.  What new stories will this new year bring?