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.

In accordance with the instructions issued by the Ministry of Health, the congregation will be holding only online activities until further notice. Details will be published on the Coming Events page.

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: Ma’ariv & Megillah reading
  Children's Purim skit

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.
Sign up here for the dinner on 6 March. Services begin at 17:40

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