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Children’s High Holiday Services at NSS Beth El

North Suburban Synagogue Beth El wants to celebrate the High Holidays with all of our community in an age-appropriate and engaging way.  We are pleased to offer Children’s High Holiday Services in our two locations- at NSS Beth El at 1175 Sheridan Road, and at Highland Park High School at 433 Vine Avenue in Highland Park. There are several factors that may determine which location you are interested in, and we hope you feel free to contact us to determine what makes sense for your family.

This year, Rosh HaShana begins on Wednesday September 20, and our children’s programming is on Thursday September 21 at both locations and Friday September 22, 2017 at the NSS Beth El location only. Yom Kippur begins on Friday September 29, and our children’s programming is on Saturday September 30.

At the NSS Beth El Location, we offer

Babysitting (ages 6-23 months)   

·       *Preschool Family Services (babies through 1st graders and their families)

·       *Young Family Service (Kindergarten and 1st graders and their families)

·       Gan Chagim (age 2)

·       Tot Chagim (ages 3-5/Preschool)                    

Mini Minyan (Kindergarten-Grade 2)                            

·       Junior Congregation (Grades 3-5)                             

·       Kadima Congregation (Grades 6-7)

·       Preschool Family Services (ages 3-5)

·       Family Service (Kindergarten-Grade 1)

·       Teen Leader Program                                                              

*Families attending services at Highland Park High School can also register for the Preschool and Young Family Services at NSS Beth El. At our Preschool Family Service, space is limited and we require pre-registration.

At the Highland Park High School Location, we offer:

Babysitting/Young Family room (ages 6 months -2 years)
Tot Chagim (ages 3-5/Preschool)
Children’s services (Kindergarten-Grade 7)                            
Teen Leader Program      

At the Highland Park High School location, we combine age groups together based on registration numbers.  Age groups will have age-appropriate programming throughout the day, and will be together for community prayer and snacks.

Due to Highland Park High School being in attendance on Friday, September 22 we cannot offer Children’s High Holiday Services or babysitting at the high school on the 2nd day of Rosh HaShana. However, children are welcome to join you in the main auditorium or you can register to attend the Young Family Service at the NSS Beth El location.  The Children’s Service Ticket will gain your child access to the high school main auditorium on the 2nd day of Rosh HaShana.

Snack policy: We serve nut-free snacks to all children on the first two days of Rosh HaShana and to children younger than kindergarten on Yom Kippur. Make sure to fill out the appropriate section about food allergies on the online registration form.

If you have questions as you fill out your registration for Children’s High Holiday Services, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can’t wait to celebrate the fall holidays with you!

Shana Tova!

Ali Drumm                                                                 Dr. Alicia Gejman

Director of Informal Education                                    Director of Formal Education

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Our registration is online and can be found at www.nssbethel.org .  If you have questions and would like a separate link emailed to you, please contact Ana Igornov at [email protected] or call 847-432-800.

Please complete the online registration for Children’s High Holiday Services by September 6, 2017.

We cannot guarantee appropriate staffing and administration for late registrations.





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