Youth and Families

During Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we have special times for children’s programming that speak to the themes of the Holy Days. Adults are encouraged and welcome to help out and join with the kids. Contact Lynn Gottlieb ( for more information.

Childcare is offered for ages 0-8 during all the services.

We are pleased to offer childcare at a discount to our members. Become a member now!


Monday, September 30

10:45 am | Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb & Urban Shtetl Staff
ages 5 and up – teens & adults welcome

Calvin Room @ First Presbyterian Church

Rosh Hashanah is the birthday of the world. Celebrate the Earth’s 5780 birthday with a creation pageant that honors the earth and all that dwell therein. With big puppets, shofar blowing, birthday cake, songs and storytelling for the Jewish New Year. We need stilt walkers!

Note to Parents
Childcare staff will bring children to meet you in the Calvin Room if you designate this when you register for childcare.

At 11:55, children will join service in Sanctuary for the Creation Pageant, blessing over children and Shofar Service.

Yom Kippur

Wednesday, October 9

10 – 11am – Jen Miriam’s Puppet Show for Tots
Ages 0-5

Join Jen Mirian, Alon Altman, Raizel the Camel and friends in an educational and spirited Yom Kippur service for young children and their parents. the service will include, drums, guitars, dancing with scarves, puppets leading prayers, shofar blowing, and serious moments of introspection and revelry. Themes of the holiday will be addressed in a fun and engaging way.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

11:30 – 12:30pm – Forgiveness is a Bridge Home
with Rabbi Lynn & the Urban Shtetl Staff
Ages 5 and up – teens & adults welcome

Yom Kippur is a day of forgiveness. Forgiveness is hard, and it is also a choice. When and how do we forgive? Join Rabbi Lynn and our Urban Shtetl staff for an intergenerational time of ritual, story and family prayer on the theme of forgiveness. Read from the 550 year old Torah!

Children must be in these activities or sitting with their parents. To nurture our holy space, roaming in the aisles, lobby, or about the facility is not permitted.


Childcare, ages 0-9

  • There is a fee and pre-registration is required.
  • Available during all High Holy Days services.
  • Snacks included.
  • Everyone, including members, must pre-register. This ensures the safety of our children and appropriate staffing.
  • Drop off your children no later than one hour after services start.
  • Provided by Swiss Cheese Childcare, built on a foundation of care, communication, and community.
  • Rosh Hashanah registrations must be received by Thursday, Sept 26.
  • Yom Kippur registrations must be received by Sunday, Oct 16.
  • Discounts on childcare for members. Read more about membership at Chochmat HaLev