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 our morning family service, drop-in for inter-generational High Holiday inspiration as a family – or drop-off your child for a High HoliDAY Camp experience (ages 4 – 11). Or, take a break from High Holy Fest and tour the numerous family-friendly exhibits at the Museum. All times are listed in CST.

If you would like your child to attend the main service with you, you’ll need to purchase a ticket to the main service (lawn seats are free for children under 12, and we will have a family-friendly zone). If you and your children only want to attend the family service and family programs, you only need to register for the family track. And, if you would like to attend the main service without your children, you can register them for our drop-off HoliDAY Camp.

Rosh Hashanah: Tuesday, September 7

9:15 – 10 am: Family Service (tent)*
Led by Rabbi Deena and Mishkan Music Specialist Rachel Mylan, join us for our favorite songs of Rosh Hashanah and welcoming in the new year!

10:30 – 11:15 am: Tashlich Walk and Park Hang (outdoors, South Pond)
Bring in the new year and cast off the old as we learn about the tradition of Tashlich and enjoy the outdoors. After tashlich we will have games, stories, singing, and schmoozing by the pond. South Pond is a 7 minute walk from the Chicago History Museum.

Yom Kippur Day: Thursday, September 16

9:15 – 10 am: Family Service (tent)*
Led by Rabbis Lizzi and Deena and Mishkan Music Specialist Rachel Mylan, join us for our favorite songs of Yom Kippur and welcoming in the new year!

10:30 – 11:15 am: Nature Walk (outdoors)
Observe Yom Kippur in the fresh air with other kids and families!  Meet Rabbi Deena and family educators to walk to South Pond.  We’ll have some singing, stories, and contemplative time in nature.   

*Indicates this service will be live-streamed

High HoliDAY Camp

Happy kids, happy parents.

This drop-off day camp gives your kids a chance to do High Holidays their way. We’ll play games, do activities, and more! Day Camp includes lunch and children will be grouped by age: 4-7 years and 8 – 11 years. Most programming will be indoors with masks, and lunch will be outside.

Register here: $72 per child per holiday ($36/Builder child)

Rosh Hashanah: Tuesday, September 7
10:30 am – 12:30 pm: High Holiday Day Camp (indoors)

Yom Kippur Day: Thursday, September 16
10:30 am – 12:30 pm: High Holiday Day Camp (indoors)

Register for Family Services and Activities

Registration will open on August 4th.