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On Rosh Hashanah (Thursday, September 29) and Yom Kippur (Saturday, October 8) from 8:45-10:30 a.m. Temple Israel extends a warm welcome to families with young children (birth-kindergarten) to join our clergy for shorter Services designed for children ages 3 to 6 and their families. The Services are combined with Family Education activities, art projects, music and movement. All children under 6 years of age are invited to join us for age appropriate activities when accompanied by an adult. Although the program is designed for children 3 and over, children under 3 are certainly welcome with their siblings.
These services are free and open to members and non-members. However, a “Rainbow Ticket” is required by security in order to enter the building for the Younger Children’s Services. Please contact Laurena Rosenberg at 617-566-3960 or firstname.lastname@example.org in order to obtain your ticket. One Rainbow Ticket will allow your family to access any of the Younger Children’s Services (Erev Rosh Hashanah, Wed., Sept. 28 @ 5 PM; Rosh Hashanah, Thurs., Sept. 29 @ 8:45 AM; Kol Nidre, Fri., Oct. 7 @ 5 PM; and Yom Kippur, Sat., Oct. 8 at 8:45 a.m.). All other services require different tickets.