Family and Kids Get Higher
Music and high holy inspiration for all ages.
This year, choose from a full suite of programs, designed just for your family. Join us for indoors for our morning family service, followed by an outdoor Family Street Fest, with activities and fun for the whole family! And also new this year, we’re offering some great programs just for tweens and teens.
If you would like your child to attend the main service with you, you’ll need to purchase a ticket to the main service ($15 a service for kids 3 – 12). If you and your children only want to attend the family service and family programs, you only need to register for the family track.
General admission to the Family Street Fest is at capacity and now sold out for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Tickets are available if you would just like to attend our Family Service only ($25/family). A limited number of Builder tickets are available for the Family Street Fest.
Yom Kippur Day: Wednesday, October 5
9:15 – 10 am: Family Service (indoors)
A family-friendly, greatest-hits version of Mishkan’s High Holiday service. This is a music filled, joyful experience geared toward kids 8 and under. Co-led by Rabbi Deena and Mishkan Music Specialist Rachel Mylan, join us for our favorite songs of Yom Kippur and welcoming in the new year!
10:15 – 11:15 am: Street Fest and Petting Zoo
Join us outside for a Street Fest with something for the whole family! We’re offering up activity booths for kids of different ages. This is an hour of family-friendly high-holiday fun, filled with art, stories, music, and games. On Yom Kippur, we will also have a petting zoo!**
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Tween Drop-Off Program for 9 – 12 years old (indoors in the event space)
For kids 9 – 12, drop-in for this hour-long interactive dive into that holiday’s torah reading. On Yom Kippur, we’ll explore why we “Thanks G!d for this Goat!” Registration is not required and this is a drop-off program.
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Teen Drop-Off Program for 13 – 16 years old (outdoors in the parking lot)
For teens 13 – 16, drop-in for this hour-long interactive discussion led by Eli Newell. Registration is not required and this is a drop-off program.
**What on earth does a petting zoo have to do with the High Holidays?!
The Yom Kippur Torah reading describes an elaborate ritual involving the High Priest, his family, the people of Israel, and a bunch of animals. We haven’t done the ritual the Torah describes since the destruction of the Temple, until…
This year, we have a chance to get closer to the original Yom Kippur service, by getting to know some of the animals we would have seen in Temple times, and reenacting the ancient ritual of transferring our sins and regrets to… a goat named Azzie! Azzie is short for Azazel, either/both a goat demon and/or another name for a sort of Jewish hell.