Days of Awe Rosh Hashanah Day 1- Kids Program
Rosh Hashonah and Yom Kippor, known in Hebrew as the Yamim Noraim, are the "Days of Awe," the days on which we have a chance to reflect on the lives we are living and the aspirations we are both pursuing and forgetting.
It’s a time for thinking about who we really are, and accounting for whether we are living in right relationship with ourselves, our family, our friends, and the Holy One of Blessing.
Services and activities for children ages 7-12 will be led by our wonderful MASA teachers from 10am-1pm. We'll be celebrating the birthday of the world and thinking about fresh beginnings.
Focusing on self-awareness and atonement, we will tell stories from the Jewish tradition and meditate on the task of letting go of resentment and forgiving, and we'll bring in examples of challenges and discuss possible constructive responses.
Ilana Friedman, our pre-school lead teacher and director, will conduct High Holiday activities for children ages 3-6 from 9-10am, using storytelling and exploration to heighten consciousness of these holidays' themes. We ask parents of this younger group to remain with their children during the program.
At Beacon Hebrew Alliance, there are no tickets for entry and everyone is welcome to come for this period of introspection and prayer. However, our space is limited and we ask everyone who is planning on coming to please register so we know how many people to expect. This is particularly important for family services, so we can have age appropriate activities.
While there is no fee for participating in the holidays at BHA, we do, of course, have expenses and we hope that you will choose to contribute to BHA so we can continue to be a home for vibrant Jewish life in the Hudson Valley.
We also ask that everyone who comes to BHA for the Days of Awe, please bring a bag or two of non-perishable food to donate to the Beacon Community Action Partnership. This important program helps feed people in need, and is a worthy and fitting way for us to fulfill the words of the prophet Isaiah, that we share our bread with the hungry.
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