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Below is the schedule of services and observances during the High Holidays.
This information is also printed on your ticket.


Selichot Program & Havdalah

Saturday, September 21 Study and Music 7 pm

Rosh Hashanah Observance

Sunday, September 29 Evening Service 7:45 pm
Monday, September 30 Young Family Service (up to 2nd grade) 9 am
Torah Tots & Kavanah Kids 10:15 am
Morning Service, Junior Congregation,  10:30 am
Community Kiddush Picnic following services 12:30 pm
Tashlich (meet at Indian Trail Club, Franklin Lakes) 2:30 pm
Tuesday, October 1 Morning Service and Torah Study, Informal 10 am

Yom Kippur Observance

Tuesday, October 8 Kol Nidre Evening Service 7:45 pm
Wednesday, October 9 Young Family Service (up to 2nd grade) 9 am
Torah Tots & Kavanah Kids 10:15 am
Morning Service & Junior Congregation 10:30 am
Adult Study Session 1:45 pm
Afternoon Service of Renewal 3 pm
Yizkor Service 4:15 pm
Neilah, Closing Service, followed by Breaking of the Fast 5:30 pm

Sukkot Observance

Sunday, October 13 Sukkot BBQ 4:30 pm
Monday, October 14 Young Children's Program 10:30 am
Friday, October 18

Shabbat Service and Open House:
Shabbat-In-Sukkot Family Friendly Service and Nosh

6:15 pm

Simchat Torah Observance

Sunday, October 20 Yizkor Service 6 pm
Simchat Torah Celebration and Consecration of new Jewish Journey Project students 6:30 pm
Monday, October 21 Young Children's Program 10:30 am


Special Services for Families and Children

Part of Barnert Temple's mission is to help create Jewish experiences that are relevant, accessible and meaningful. This  takes on unique meaning for our families with young children and for our younger congregants. To help meet the special needs of these groups, we offer  Young Family Services, High Holiday Junior Congregation  and other High Holiday experiences for young people.

Young Family Service (Up to 2nd Grade)
· Rosh Hashanah: Monday, September 30, at 9 am
· Yom Kippur: Wednesday, October 9, at 9 am

This family-friendly service is designed to make the themes and messages of the High Holidays relevant to younger children in grades 2 and younger. This 30-45 minute service helps our younger members develop positive impressions of High Holiday worship. Parents are expected to stay with their children.

Junior Congregation (Grades 3 - 5)
· Rosh Hashanah: Monday, September 30, at 10:30 am
· Yom Kippur: Wednesday, October 9, at 10:30 am

Children are welcome at all of our services, but Junior Congregation is a little more fun! This special program is open to Barnert Temple members, only. A program of this nature requires a great deal of preparation and planning. For this reason, we aks that you register in advance. There is no on-site registration. Return your registration form by Tuesday, September 4 to:

High Holiday Junior Congregation, Barnert Temple, 747 Route 208 South, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417.

A few important notes about Junior Congregation.

  • We appreciate donations to support this effort. Please make your gift payable to Barnert Temple. 
  • Parents must accompany their children, no matter what age, to the Junior Congregation area and sign each child in and out. Sign-in will take place in the Atrium of the Center for Lifelong Learning. 
  • All children must stay with the program throughout its entirety. We know you appreciate our security measures and our need to maintain decorum in our hallways. 
  • If you have any questions, contact Sara Losch or Jennifer Katz-Goldstein at 201-848-1027. 

In addition to the Family Service and Junior Congregation, we offer several other special services for children.  Please use this  link to the High Holidays for Children Page for more detailed information.

Torah Tots (Ages 2 - 4) & Kavanah Kids (K - 2nd Grade):
· Rosh Hashanah (Monday, September 30) 10:15 am - 12:30 pm
· Yom Kippur (Wednesday, October 9) 10:15 am - 2 pm

Children will participate in age appropriate activities that teach about the holidays.

To help us make the planning process smoother, we highly encourage you to register in advance. The registration deadline is September 30.
Note: If you arrive without pre-registering, please anticipate a longer wait at the table to allow us time to gather your child’s information.  We will not be able to  guarantee a spot in the program.
Donations to support this effort are appreciated!  Please make your gift payable to Barnert Temple.

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