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Rosh Hashanah Services & Programs

September 30, 2019

applesServices at Eastminster Churchexcept where noted.

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10 AM – 12:45 PM
Location: Sanctuary

*Note: Complimentary childcare for children ages 2 to 6 is provided for all services. For evening services: from 7 PM to the conclusion of the main service. For daytime services: from 9:30 AM to the conclusion of the main service.

Following services, please join us in the Auditorium to kick off a sweet new year! Everyone is invited to join in a community apples and honey celebration.



8:30 – 9:20 AM
Location: Sanctuary

Alysse Rich (our Director of Education) leads families with children up to age 10 in creative and interactive song, prayer, teachings and stories. If you have a shofar, please bring it along! 


Location: Auditorium

10:00 am – for 2-4 year olds

10:30 am – for 5-6 year olds

Location: Auditorium
For children ages 2 – 6 years old

Come celebrate Rosh Hashanah with songs, movement, stories, arts and crafts and shofar blowing! Led by veteran educator Fran Sharpe. *Please note that this program runs concurrent to the main service.  It is offered to any families with children in this age group, and students already in the child care rooms will be invited to join! Children should be accompanied by a parent, or will be accompanied as a group by a daycare staff member

10 AM – 12:45 PM
Location: Gym, Jackman
For children ages 6 – 9 and 10 – 12

Our youth programs integrate hands-on activities and thoughtful engagement to explore the themes of the High Holydays. Programs include shofar blowing, tashlich rituals, and more. Meet new friends and connect with old ones! Youth programs include snack and a light lunch. These programs are led by DJC teen leaders and staff from the DJC’s Jewish Studies School.

11 AM – 12 PM
Location: Parlour Room
For teens in grade 7 and up

Launch into the new year with your DJC peers! We’ll be sharing a variety of activities to prepare us for the new year. There will be a group for grades 7-8 and 9-12. We are excited to welcome new and returning students, and our teen leaders will also be sharing information about this year’s upcoming teen program! Teens are welcome to join the youth programs for a light lunch after the discussion.


*Note: These gatherings do not require tickets or advanced registration

6:30 – 7:30 AM

A morning service, with blessings, shofar blowing and discussion. Please meet in the Brickworks parking lot at 6:30AM.


3:30 – 4:30 PM

Meet at the Brickworks by the water. An informal, contemplative ritual of casting our transgressions into living waters in the beautiful serenity of the Brickworks. Suitable for all ages!

Questions? Contact us or call 416-580-6303.

*Note: Complimentary childcare (ages 2-6) is provided for all services. For evening services, from 7:00 PM to the conclusion of the main service; for day services, from 9:30 AM to the conclusion of the main service. 

*The DJC has confirmed ASL interpretation for the following High Holy Day services: Rosh Hashanah day service (Sept. 30, 10am), Tashlich (Sept. 30, 3:30pm), Yom Kippur day service (Oct. 09, 10am) and Yom Kippur Neilah (Oct. 09, 6pm) — and the following education sessions: 2nd day of Rosh Hashanah (Oct. 01, 10am) and Yom Kippur afternoon (Oct. 09, 2pm).

We will have more ASL interpretation available throughout the year for various services and educational events.  If there is a service or event you would like us to have interpreted for you, please get in touch!  For these requests, or if you need further information, we can be reached at djcaccessibilityinitiative@gmail.com .

Accessibility Information for Various Locations:

  • HURNDALE & JACKMAN ROOM: Accessible entrance at the Jackman St entrance. After entering, take elevator (to the right of the entrance) down to level 1 (basement level). Follow the signs to the (HURNDALE or JACKMAN ROOM). Accessible washrooms on all levels (1, 2, 3). 
  • BOARD ROOM (& PARLOUR): Not fully accessible. Accessible entrance at Jackman St entrance, but there are various steps (up & down) leading to the board room (or Parlour).
  • SANCTUARY: Accessible entrance at the Jackman St entrance, Sanctuary is the main room on the left as you enter. Accessible washrooms on all levels (1, 2, 3).
  • AUDITORIUM: Accessible entrance at the Jackman St entrance. After entering, take elevator (to the right of the entrance) up to level 3 (Auditorium level), turn right into the Auditorium. Accessible washrooms on all levels (1, 2, 3).


*Original event artwork by DJC member Susan Avishai


September 30, 2019
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