Attend Virtual SpiritJam:

Virtual SpiritJam begins each week at 8:45am. Kids can use their own phone, tablet, or laptop to join SpiritJam, parents are welcome too! The join link for Fall 2020 will be sent out the week before Sunday September 27th. If you want to join, but can’t find the the link, contact Ezra

Participants will be visible to each other. For privacy, SpiritJam will not be recorded. 

Below, each week, you will find a summary of the activites planned for the coming Sunday and a list of any supplies needed. If you click the Resources buttons you will be taken to links, videos, and activties shared by your Children’s Program staff. If you have any content you would like to suggest we share, please send it to Ezra

We ask that families register for RE each year, to help ensure the children’s program has accurate and up to date information about how to best communicate with your family, as well as any needs that we can accomodate.  

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Yom Kippur

Join us in Spirit Jam this Sunday as we learn about Yom Kippur and craft our own shofars (horns). The materials needed this Sunday are listed below. 

Crafted Shofar

A shofar is an ancient musical horn typically made of a ram’s horn, used for Jewish religious purposes. Traditionally the shofar is blown in synagogue services on Rosh Hashanah and at the very end of Yom Kippur, and is also blown every weekday morning in the month of Elul running up to Rosh Hashanah. A shofar doesn’t have holes or buttons like a flute or trumpet, you use your voice to change the pitch like you would playing a kazoo or bugle.

Materials Needed:

  • Paper Plate
  • Ribbon
  • Yarn
  • Stapler
  • Hole Punch
  • Scissors
  • Markers

Jewish Fall Holiday Stories

Teacher Natasha shares some stories that take place during Yom Kippur and other Jewish Holidays that we celebrate during the Fall. 

Tzedakah Box Craft

The tzedakah is a container used to collect funds or items to give charitably on Shabbat or Holy Days. You can recycle an item in your house like a yogurt container, coffee can, or tissue box, and decorate the outside. Then, on Yom Kippur or another holiday that is special to your family, you can use the container to collect donations (monetary or donated items) and then choose a local organization and donate your collection and celebrate by sharing. Click for more detailed written instructions, using a coffee can.