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Holiday Celebrations for Families and Children

For all major Jewish holidays, we have fun celebrations for children that give them an
understanding of Jewish culture, literature, history, values and ethics, and help them
explore what “Being Jewish” and “Doing Jewish” mean to them. 
 
 
 
 

Visit Kol Hadash for children-friendly Jewish celebrations throughout the year. Parents, grandparents and guests are always welcome! All family holiday celebrations are free and open to everyone.

For more information, contact our administrator, Jeremy Owens, at info@KolHadash.com, or 847/383-5184.

 

Rosh Hashana Family Service

 Saturday, September 16, 2:00 pm

 
Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation 
at the North Shore Unitarian Church
2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield
 

A wonderful way for families to celebrate together in a relaxed and child-friendly atmosphere. Intended for families with children ages 4-11 (and their grown-up), but younger children are very welcome — we have a high noise tolerance!

 

High Holidays for Tots

Sunday, September 17, 9:30 am

Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School
1959 N. Waukegan Road, Deerfield
 

A fun way to sing, dance and play our way into the Jewish New Year! Intended for families with children ages 0-6 (and their grown-up). See this flyer for more information

 
 
 

Yom Kippur Family Service

Monday, September 25, 2:00 pm

 
Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation 
at the North Shore Unitarian Church
2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield
 

 An opportunity to reflect on new beginnings together. Intended for families with children ages 4-11 (and their grown-up), but younger children are very welcome — The room is noisy with all the shofar-blowing!

 

Sukkot Family Celebration

Sunday, October 1, 4:00 pm

 
Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation 
at the North Shore Unitarian Church
2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield
 

At Kol Hadash our celebration lives outdoors, where we gather in and around our sukkah [holiday hut] sharing stories and singing songs. See this flyer for more information.

 
 

Hanukkah Family Celebration

Sunday, December 10, 10:30 am

Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School
1959 N. Waukegan Road, Deerfield
 

Our warm and welcoming Hanukkah celebration is open to everyone and will shed “new light” on an old tradition. Advance registration is required and there is a small fee to cover the cost of lunch. See this flyer for more information.

 

 

Tu B’Shevat Family Fruit Seder

Sunday, January 21, 10:30 am

Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School
1959 N. Waukegan Road, Deerfield
 

A wonderful celebration of the cycling of the seasons and our connections to the natural world. Intended for all ages. See this flyer for more information.

 
 
 
 

Purim Family Celebration

Sunday, March 17, 10:30 am

Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School
1959 N. Waukegan Road, Deerfield
 

 A grand time dressing in costume and playing games, while celebrating the triumph of good over evil in the biblical tale of Queen Esther. Activities for all ages. See this flyer for more information.

 
 
 

Passover Family Seder

Sunday, April 21, 10:30 am

Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School
1959 N. Waukegan Road, Deerfield
 

 A fun and casual setting for children to learn about Passover's interesting history, and customs. Intended for all ages. See this flyer for more information.

 
 

Adult & Tot Make 'n Take

Adults & Tots join Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation with Rabbi Adam Chalom for holiday stories, songs, crafts and fun! Each child will decorate their own special object (something different each month) to take home making the holiday personally meaningful. There is time for adults to schmooze (chat) and connect with other parents with young children. And, we will have a holiday-themed snack.

  • 9:30-10:30am is for 3-6 year olds with their grown-up
  • 10:30-11:30am is for children up to age 2 with their grown-up
  • Siblings are welcome at either class. 

Please contact our Youth Education Director, Ilana Shaffer, at youthed@KolHadash.com or 773-209-8266 with questions about our Youth Education

Questions? Contact our administrator, Jeremy Owens, at (847) 383-5184 or info@KolHadash.com.

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