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Schedule of High Holiday Services

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

Selichot Program & Havdalah
Saturday, September 1 Study and Music 7 pm
Rosh Hashanah Observance
Sunday, September 9 Evening Service 7:45 pm
Monday, September 10 Young Family Service (up to 2nd grade) 9 am
  Torah Tots & Kavanah Kids 10:15 am
  Morning Service, Junior Congregation, Middle School Experience 10:30 am
  Community Kiddush Picnic follows services Following Services
  Tashlich (meet at Indian Trail Club, Franklin Lakes) 2:30 pm
Tuesday, September 11 Morning Service and Torah Study, Informal 10 am
Yom Kippur Observance
Tuesday, September 18 Kol Nidre Evening Service 7:45 pm
Wednesday, September 19 Young Family Service (up to 2nd grade) 9 am
  Torah Tots & Kavanah Kids 10:15 am
  Morning Service, Junior Congregation, Middle School Experience 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, September 23 Sukkot BBQ 5:30 pm
Monday, September 24 Young Children's Program 10:30 am
Friday, September 28 Shabbat-In-Sukkot Dinner Celebration Around The Tables Potluck Supper 7 pm
Saturday, September 29 Shabbat Experience at Storm King 10 am
Simchat Torah Observance
Sunday, September 30 Yizkor Service 6 pm
  Simchat Torah Celebration and Consecration of new Jewish Journey Project students 6:30 pm
Monday, October 1 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 part of our mission takes on unique meaning for our families with young children and for our younger set of congregants. To help meet the special needs of these groups, we offer both Young Family Services as well as High Holiday Junior Congregation.

Young Family Service (Up to 2nd Grade)
Rosh Hashanah: Monday, September 10, at 9 am
Yom Kippur: Wednesday, September 19, 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 interactive service is typically 60-90 minutes in length and helps our younger members develop positive impressions of High Holiday worship, as it is designed especially for them! Parents are expected to stay with their children.

Junior Congregation (Grades 3-6)
Rosh Hashanah: Monday, September 10, at 10:30 am
Yom Kippur: Wednesday, September 19, 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 our full members, only. As you can imagine, a program of this nature requires a great deal of preparation and planning. For this reason, you must 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
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