Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael

MJCBY Youth High Holy Day Services & Programs


9:15 am to end of services

Babysitting is available for children from birth to 18 months old beginning at 9:15am through the end of services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Family Service

The Family Service is geared towards preschool, kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade students and their families. These services are intended to be engaging in age-appropriate ways for the younger children.  A specially designed Family Service Machzor (High Holy Day prayer book) is used. 

Children’s Programs and Activities

  • PreSchool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade Rotation Program – A special rotation program is available to engage the younger children in age-appropriate ways.  Advance registration, though, is important, to make sure that we have proper supplies and staffing. The rotation will include songs, stories, crafts, games, and prayers. 
  • Junior Congregation – Junior Congregation is particularly geared towards pre-Bar/Bat Mitzvah school age children including those who are working towards reading Hebrew and those who are already reading Hebrew. These services are a mixture of English and Hebrew and are led in a way so as to be meaningful and engaging for children learning the prayers and the service.  Junior Congregation services are designed to be educational services providing opportunity for pre-Bar/Bat Mitzvah students to learn and progress forward on their Judaic journey towards becoming ready to be counted as Bar/Bat Mitzvah. A specially designed Youth Service Machzor (High Holy Day prayer book) is used. Parents are welcome to join their children for the service.

Teen’s Service Opportunities

  • Teen Experience – This is a program for teens to experience the High Holy Days through discussion and prayer. All teens in grades 8-12 are invited. 
  • Complimentary Adult Service Tickets – Complimentary teen tickets will be offered for the parallel service in the Ballroom. Special teen rows will be reserved. If teens would like to sit with their families, then please see ticket purchasing information.