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Holiday Celebrations for Children

Children can explore what Being Jewish and Doing Jewish means to them through Jewish culture, literature, history, values and ethics at their own level.

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.

Note: Due to COVID precautions in 2021 and 2022, some of these plans will be adjusted for health and safety.

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

Rosh Hashana Family Service

Kol Hadash at the North Shore Unitarian Church,
2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield 
in the courtyard
Tuesday, September 7, 2:00pm

A wonderful way for families to celebrate together in a relaxed and child-friendly atmosphere. Intended for families with children ages 5-11 (and parents/grandparents), but younger children are very welcome — we have a high noise tolerance!

High Holidays for Tots & Preschool Jewish Discovery

Deerfield High School
1959 N. Waukegan Road
Sunday, September 12, 10:30am

A fun way to sing, dance and play our way into the Jewish New Year! Intended for families with children ages 0-5 (and parents/grandparents).

Yom Kippur Family Service

Kol Hadash at the North Shore Unitarian Church,
2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield 
in the courtyard
Thursday, September 16, 2:00pm

 

An opportunity to reflect on new beginnings together. Intended for families with children ages 5-11 (and parents/grandparents), but younger children are very welcome — we have a high noise tolerance!

Family Sukkot Celebration

Kol Hadash at the North Shore Unitarian Church,
2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield 
Sunday, September 26, 4:30pm

 

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

Hanukkah Celebration and Luncheon

Kol Hadash at Deerfield High School,
1959 N. Waukegan Road
Sunday, December 5, 10:45am

 

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.

Tu B’Shevat Seder

Kol Hadash at Deerfield High School,
1959 N. Waukegan Road
Sunday, January 16, 10:45am

 

A wonderful celebration of the cycling of the seasons and our connections to the natural world. Intended for all ages.

Purim Service & Carnival

Kol Hadash at Deerfield High School,
1959 N. Waukegan Road
Sunday, March 13, 11:00am

 

A grand time dressing in costume and playing games, while celebrating the triumph of good over evil in the biblical tale of Queen Esther. Nominal cost for carnival tickets. Intended for all ages.

Sunday School Passover Seder

Kol Hadash at Deerfield High School,
1959 Waukegan Road
Sunday, April 10, 10:30am

 

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

PRE-SCHOOL DISCOVERY PROGRAM

Kol Hadash at Deerfield High School,
1959 N. Waukegan Road
Monthly on a Sunday
Check calendar for exact dates at times

Once a month, children ages 2-6 years old (and their grown-ups) enjoy hands-on activities, arts and crafts projects, free play and music — with a fun Jewish holiday theme. Free for both members and nonmembers. Younger siblings welcome.

Parent-Tot Storytimes: Holidays 101

See the holidays come alive for your children with stories, songs, and activities led by Rabbi Adam Chalom and Education Director Ilana Shaffer. Storytimes are intended for children ages 0-2 (older children welcome) and their grown-up and are held at different local bookstores.

Our Storytimes are supported by jBaby Chicago. All sessions are free of charge. Learn more.  RSVP for storytime on JUF's website.

Sat, July 31 2021 22 Av 5781