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High Holy Day services guide: Family services

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August 24, 2012 | 4:00 pm

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SUN SEPT 16 — EREV ROSH HASHANAH

ROSH HASHANAH FESTIVAL
Sun. 3-4 p.m. Free. Zimmer Children’s Museum, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 761-8984. zimmermuseum.org

TEMPLE AHAVAT SHALOM
Geared toward families with young children (8 and under), this hour-long service offers opportunities for children and adults alike to join in both traditional and contemporary song and prayer while sharing in stories and special Torah readings reflecting the mood of the season. Sun. 6-7 p.m. Free. Temple Ahavat Shalom, Sanctuary, 18200 Rinaldi Place, Northridge. RSVP to (818) 360-2258. tasnorthridge.org.


MON SEPT 17 — ROSH HASHANAH (FIRST DAY)

TEMPLE AHAVAT SHALOM
Geared toward families with young children (8 and under), this hour-long service offers opportunities for children and adults alike to join in both traditional and contemporary song and prayer while sharing in stories and special Torah readings reflective of the mood of the season. Sun. 8-9:30 a.m. Free. Temple Ahavat Shalom, Sanctuary, 18200 Rinaldi Place, Northridge. (818) 360-2258. tasnorthridge.org.

TEMPLE ISRAEL OF HOLLYWOOD
Toddlers through second-graders. Mon. 8:30 a.m. Free (no tickets required). Temple Israel of Hollywood, 7300 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 876-8330. tioh.org.

ADAT ARI EL
Adat Ari El holds a Young Family Service for preschoolers to second-graders and their parents as well as Tekiah Family Service for elementary school-age children and their parents. Tekiah features story, song and prayer in a fun, engaging and age-appropriate experience; nursery school-age siblings are welcome. Young Family Service: Mon. 8:45 a.m.-9:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Tekiah Family Service: 11 a.m.-noon. Free (tickets required). Adat Ari El, David Familian Chapel, 12020 Burbank Blvd., Valley Village. (818) 766-9426. adatariel.org.

IKAR
The progressive egalitarian community holds family services for parents and children (2-year-olds to first-graders). Mon. 9-9:45 a.m. Free (parent must show ID). Westside Jewish Community Center, 5870 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 634-1870. ikar-la.org.

BETH CHAYIM CHADASHIM
BCC education director Leah Zimmerman leads this song-filled service for parents and their kids (ages 1-12). Mon. 10:30 a.m. Free. Temple Isaiah, 10345 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 931-7023. bcc-la.org.

SHOMREI TORAH SYNAGOGUE
For families – especially those with third- to seventh-graders — this service will feature a full band, interactive stories, high-energy music and inclusive participation. Led by Rabbi Erez Sherman. Babysitting available for children 2 to 5. Mon. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Pomelo Elementary School, 7633 March Ave., West Hills. (818) 346-0811. stsonline.org.

SHOLEM COMMUNITY
A secular family celebration. Mon. 11 a.m. Free. Rancho Park-Cheviot Hills picnic area No. 1, 2551 Motor Ave., Los Angeles. (818) 760-6625. sholem.org.

TEMPLE EMANUEL
Tot service (toddlers and pre-schoolers). Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, 8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills. (310) 274-6388. tebh.org.

BETH SHIR SHALOM
Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels and Cantor Diane Rose lead this afternoon children’s service for families with children up to age 7. Mon. 1:30 p.m. Free. Santa Monica High School, Barnum Hall, 601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 453-3361. bethshirshalom.org.

UNIVERSITY SYNAGOGUE
For younger children. Mon. 1:30 p.m. Free (tickets and registration required). University Synagogue, 11960 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 472-1255. unisyn.org.

LEO BAECK TEMPLE
The Reform congregation holds a lively service filled with music and storytelling for children (ages 7 and under) and their parents and grandparents. Mon. 2 p.m. Free (tickets required). Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 476-2861. leobaecktemple.org.

TEMPLE KOL TIKVAH
Mon. 2 p.m. Free. Temple Kol Tikvah, 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. (818) 348-0670. koltikvah.org.

TEMPLE ADAT ELOHIM
For parents who want to attend High Holy Days services with their young children (pre-schoolers to second-graders; older siblings permitted), this 30-minute service is for you. Mon. 3:30-4 p.m. Free. Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. (805) 497-7101. adatelohim.org.

TEMPLE JUDEA
Mon. 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. Free. Temple Judea, 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. (818) 758-3800. templejudea.com.

STEPHEN S. WISE TEMPLE
Join Stephen S. Wise Temple for this service designed for children (birth to age 6) and their families. Stephen S. Wise Temple Clergy will lead this musical and age-appropriate service, so that families can celebrate the Rosh Hashanah together. Mon. 4 p.m. Free (no tickets required). Skirball Cultural Center, Magnin Auditorium, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 889-2383. wisela.org.


TUE SEPT 18 — ROSH HASHANAH (SECOND DAY)

IKAR
The progressive egalitarian community holds family services for parents and children (2-year-olds to first-graders). Parents are encouraged to attend with their children. Tue. 9-9:45 a.m. Free (parent must show ID). Westside Jewish Community Center, 5870 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 634-1870. ikar-la.org.


TUE SEPT 25 — KOL NIDRE

TEMPLE AHAVAT SHALOM
Geared toward families with young children (8-and-under), this hour-long service offers opportunities for children and adults alike to join in both traditional and contemporary song and prayer while sharing in stories and special Torah readings reflective of the mood of the season. Tue. 6-7 p.m. Free. Temple Ahavat Shalom, Sanctuary, 18200 Rinaldi Place, Northridge. (818) 360-2258. tasnorthridge.org.


WED SEPT 26 — YOM KIPPUR

TEMPLE AHAVAT SHALOM
Geared toward families with young children (8 and under), this hour-long service offers opportunities for children and adults alike to join in both traditional and contemporary song and prayer while sharing in stories and special Torah readings reflective of the mood of the season. Sun. 8-9:30 a.m. Free. Temple Ahavat Shalom, Sanctuary, 18200 Rinaldi Place, Northridge. (818) 360-2258. tasnorthridge.org.

TEMPLE ISRAEL OF HOLLYWOOD
Toddlers through second-graders. Wed. 8:30 a.m. Free (no tickets required). Temple Israel of Hollywood, 7300 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 876-8330. tioh.org.

ADAT ARI EL
Adat Ari El holds a Young Family Service for preschoolers to second-graders and their parents as well as Tekiah Family Service for elementary school-age children and their parents. Tekiah features an engaging and age-appropriate experience; nursery school-age siblings are welcome. Young Family Service: Wed. 8:45 a.m.-9:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Tekiah Family Service: 11 a.m.-noon. Free (tickets required). Adat Ari El, David Familian Chapel, 12020 Burbank Blvd., Valley Village. (818) 766-9426. adatariel.org.

IKAR
The progressive egalitarian community holds family services for parents and children (2-year-olds to first-graders). Parents are encouraged to attend with their children. Wed. 9-9:45 a.m. Free (parent must show ID). Westside Jewish Community Center, 5870 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 634-1870. ikar-la.org.

SHOMREI TORAH SYNAGOGUE
Rabbi Erez Sherman leads this interactive service for families – especially those with third- to seventh-graders. Wed. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Pomelo Elementary School, 7633 March Ave., West Hills. (818) 346-0811. stsonline.org.

BETH CHAYIM CHADASHIM
BCC education director Leah Zimmerman leads this service for parents and their kids (ages 1-12). Wed. 11 a.m. Free. Temple Isaiah, 10345 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 931-7023. bcc-la.org.

TEMPLE EMANUEL
Tot service (toddlers and pre-schoolers). Wed. 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, 8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills. (310) 274-6388. tebh.org.

UNIVERSITY SYNAGOGUE
For younger children. Wed. 1:30 p.m. Free (tickets and registration required). University Synagogue, 11960 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 472-1255. unisyn.org.

BETH SHIR SHALOM
Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels and Cantor Diane Rose lead this afternoon children’s service for families with children ages 7 and under. Wed. 2 p.m. Free. Santa Monica High School, Barnum Hall, 601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 453-3361. bethshirshalom.org.

TEMPLE KOL TIKVAH
Wed. 2 p.m., 4 p.m. (afternoon service), 5:15 p.m. (Yizkor/Neilah). Free. Temple Kol Tikvah, 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. (818) 348-0670. koltikvah.org.

LEO BAECK TEMPLE
The Reform congregation holds a lively service for children under 7 years old and their parents and grandparents. Wed. 2 p.m. Free (tickets required). Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 476-2861. leobaecktemple.org.

TEMPLE ADAT ELOHIM
For parents who want to attend High Holy Days services with their young children (preschoolers to second-graders; older siblings permitted), this 30-minute service is for you. Wed. 3-3:30 p.m. Free. Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. (805) 497-7101. adatelohim.org.

TEMPLE JUDEA
Wed. 3:30 p.m. (afternoon program), 4:30 p.m. (Mincha service). Free. Temple Judea, 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. (818) 758-3800. templejudea.com.

STEPHEN S. WISE TEMPLE
Join Stephen S. Wise for this service designed for children (birth to age 6) and their families. Stephen S. Wise Temple Clergy will lead this musical and age-appropriate service, so that families can celebrate Yom Kippur together. Wed. 4 p.m. Free (no tickets required). Skirball Cultural Center, Magnin Auditorium, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 889-2383. wisela.org.

STEPHEN S. WISE TEMPLE
For the first time ever, Stephen S. Wise Temple offers a family-friendly way to mark the end of the High Holy Days at its Intergenerational Close of High Holy Days Neilah and Havdalah. Families with children of all ages are invited to bring their aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, and all generations for an age-appropriate Neilah or “closing of the gates” service and Havdalah in the beautiful surroundings of the Skirball Cultural Center. And, don’t forget to B.Y.O.S. – bring your own shofar – so that everyone can sound the shofar together marking the close of the High Holy Days and beginning the New Year in the joyful embrace of your family and Wise community. Wed. 5:30 p.m. Free. Skirball Cultural Center, Taper Courtyard, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 889-2383. wisela.org.

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