The moment you step into Hod veHadar, you are sure of a warm welcome.

  • A child-friendly congregation, with children books and games available in the library during services.
  • A regular children’s service.
  • Active participation in our weekly Shabbat service, as well as numerous special, child-friendly events during the year – Hod VeHadar is a congregation where children want to be.

Holiday Events during the Year

August 31: Special Back-to-School blessing and activities
September 30: Children’s services on Rosh Hashanah morning (11:00)
October 1: Community Lunch in the park
October 13, at 10:30 a.m.:  Decoration of the Community Sukkah. We’ll supply pizza and art materials…
October 21: Children’s activities for Simchat Torah and a community lunch
December 25, at 17:00: Hanukkah party for children and adults.

February 9: Tu B’Shvat seder for the whole family               

March 9: Megillah reading and Purim party
April 28: Transition ceremony between Yom Hazikharon and Yom Ha’atzmaut, with the participation of children from the congregation.
May 28: Community Shavuot Dinner

Shabbat in Nature at the Ein Gedi Field School: 6-7 December 2019 

Programming will be suitable for families with young children.

Kabbalat Shabbat and community dinners for young families

Welcome Shabbat with the community and then join us for a pot-luck dinner.

September 13 * January 3 * January 31 * March 6 * April 3 * June 26

Home-hosted Shabbat dinners — November 22 and February 21

Torah & Fun:

Children’s service and activities for Grades 3 to 6 – Saturday Mornings at 10:00 Alternate weeks: September 28 * October 26 * November 9 * November 23 * December 21 * January 4 *January 18 * February 22 * ​​March 7 * March 21 * April 18 * May 2 * June 13 * June 27

For details on all family programs, please contact Rabbi Graetz