Is Yom Kippur Child Friendly?

I’ve always found it somewhat difficult to teach Yom Kippur to young children. ┬áThe concepts of repentance and prayer are not exactly what you would find in a kindergarten classroom.

But my little students prove me wrong!

I will let the pictures speak for themselves.

Now its time to reach deep into our pockets.  Pretend we're reaching into last year.

Now its time to reach deep into our pockets. Pretend we’re reaching into last year.

Tashlich means to throw away.  We throw all our mistakes from last year into the flowing water.

Tashlich means to throw away. We throw all our mistakes from last year into the flowing water.

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With empty pockets turn and greet….

... a brand new year that's fresh and sweet.

… a brand new year that’s fresh and sweet.

We spend Yom Kippur in the Bet Knesset

We spend Yom Kippur in the Bet Knesset

Which shoes don't have leather?  Can we wear them on Yom Kippur?

Which shoes don’t have leather? Can we wear them on Yom Kippur?

Let's be friends, help one another.

Let’s be friends, help one another.

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Let’s be friends now and forever!

Shabbat books are coming home today. ┬áPlease add the title to your child’s book log, and return on Monday.