Childcare & Youth Programming

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At Chochmat HaLev, we love our children!  We have age-appropriate activities for kids 0-8 and youth ages 9+, as well as including special times for them to be part of the main Services, including blessings of the Torah and the Shofar Service.

 Registration for Childcare for Ages 0-8 

We are pleased to offer childcare at a discount to our members.  Join Chochmat HaLev now!

Childcare (ages 0-8) charges are as follows:

HHD 2014 Child Care prices 2014-08

REGISTER FOR CHILDCARE AT THE DOOR.  PLEASE LEAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO REGISTER.  SPACE IS LIMITED.

Childcare for Children 0-8

Childcare for all services will be available for 0 to 8 year olds.  Please register in advance to be assured of a space.  This program will include High Holy Day themed music, art, puppetry, snacks and more.  Each day will include a spiritual welcome/opening circle, free play, entertainment, and High Holy Day age-appropriate teachings.

In childcare for 0-8 year olds, there will be separate (but nearby) spaces for children of different ages.  Special programming will be provided by Jen Miriam Kantor and Alon Altman, Octopretzel, Magic Dan, and Diana Shmiana.

Childcare will be provided again this year by Swiss Cheese Childcare.  Swiss Cheese Childcare is built on a foundation of care, communication, and community.

Children’s Service

Monday September 14 at 10:30 am

Youth Programming ages 9-13

We will have special drop-in youth programming for kids 9-13. These programs are included with membership or tickets. No prior registration is needed. This is not supervised childcare. Kids can move freely between their designated spaces and the services. Teen counselors will help kids get involved and there will be scheduled activities throughout the day, including shofar training, dance and drama, learning a prayer in sign language, and opportunities to do “teshuvah” at an age-appropriate level. 

Please note: All children must either be in Childcare (0-8) or Youth Activities (9+) or sitting with their parents in the services. To nurture our holy space, roaming in the aisles, lobbies or about the facility is not permitted.  Adults are encouraged and welcome to help out and join with the kids.

So that we can ensure the safety of our children and secure appropriate numbers of staff, it is necessary for everyone (including members) to pre-register.  For Childcare (ages 0-8), you must drop off your children no later than one hour after services start.  Space in Childcare is limited and reservations must be received by Friday, September 18, for Yom Kippur.