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General Information

Registration is now open for family and youth High Holiday programs and services on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Scroll down to view full program descriptions and to register.

NCJC is proud to offer the following options this year:
Preschool Supervised Play, Young Kids Service, Family Service, Teen Program, Havdallah Shofar Blowing & Glow Stick Party

General Information for Family and Youth Programs and Services: Rosh Hashanah Day 1, Monday, September 10th, 2018, 10:30am - 12:00pm Rosh Hashanah Day 2, Tuesday, September 11th, 2018, 10:30am - 12:00pm Yom Kippur Day, Wednesday, September 19th, 2018, 10:30am - 12:00pm


Yom Kippur Night (Neilah) Havdallah, Shofar Blowing & Glow Stick Party Wednesday Night, September 19th, 2017, 7:10pm - 7:40pm

All programs are open to the community at no cost. Additional information regarding obtaining a pass for admission and security procedures will be sent via email after completing the registration process. If you have any questions, would like to volunteer, or need assistance with registration, please 845-638-9600 x110 or email

Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur Day

Preschool Supervised Free Play

(For preschool aged children with a guardian)
Parents/guardians together with their preschool age kids are invited to the Early Childhood Center to enjoy free play, some wonderful holiday-themed activities and a small snack. Supervised by our own amazing NCJC Early Childhood teachers, our youngest will have a place to play and parents a place to schmooze.
Click here to register for this program

Young Kids Service:

(For children ages 4 - 2nd grade)
A more formal High Holiday service/program like our Friday night Family Shabbat. Intended for younger children. Parents/Guardians may attend and are expected to participate together.
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Family Service:

(For families with children in grades K-6th)
Rabbi Ruberg will run a special service made to meet the needs of our elementary school age kids and their parents/guardians. This is not a passive, sit and watch the Rabbi pray service! Kids will be invited to participate, and parents will have important roles to play. Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend and participate together with their children. There will be something for all ages allowing families to be together in prayer and learning. 
Click here to register for this service

Teen Service, Program & Lounge:

(For teens grades 7th-12th)
This program is made for teens, by teens. Lynne Diwinsky will work together with our teens to run an experience that is meaningful and appropriate for them. Following the conclusion of this program, teens may remain in the space to hang out or join their parents in the main service.
Click here to register for this program

End of Yom Kippur at Night

Neilah Havdallah, Shofar Blowing & Glow Stick Party:

(For kids and adults of all ages)
Come back to NCJC and light up the night at the Ne'ilah (concluding) service as we end Yom Kippur with Havdalah and final shofar blowing. All kids and adults who bring their own shofar will be invited to come onto the bimah and help blow the final blast of the Shofar for the synagogue! Everyone will receive glow sticks for Havdallah and sweets at the end of the fast. Click here to rsvp for this program (not required but helpful)

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