Once again, we are pleased to offer our Camp Shofar Program for the High Holy Days.

We look forward to seeing you at camp!

Sign-up now for Camp Shofar - 2015!






Goals for Camp Shofar:

  • For children to develop a spiritual connection to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
  • To give parents the peace of mind that their children are enjoying a meaningful High Holy Day experience in a safe, nurturing environment

Camp Shofar will include:

  • Prayer services for all ages
  • A balance of educational and social components

Camper ages and groups:

  • Children up to 5th grade are encouraged to sign up for camp.
  • 6th graders can to do a mitzvah and help out with the younger grades. Community Service Hours apply. E-mail natalya@bethjacobrwc.org to apply.
  • Siblings who are in different age groups will not be together.
  • Groups are led by counselors, junior counselors, and teachers, all of whom will undergo safety training.
  • Our youngest campers aged 3 and younger will be under the guidance of an adult.

Please note that we follow the rules of what is permissible to do on a holiday. Our teachers and counselors work very hard to prepare learning activities that meet these guidelines and yet are fun and imaginative.


Monday and Tuesday, September 14 and 15 - Rosh Hashanah

  • 9 a.m. until the end of services (approximately 1:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, September 22 - Kol Nidre

  • 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. (babysitting during the Kol Nidre congregational service)

Wednesday, September 23 - Yom Kippur

  • 9 a.m. until the end of the Musaf Service (approximately 1:45 p.m.)
  • 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. (childcare during the Ne'ilah Service and conclusion of Yom Kippur)


Early registration by August 15:
$ 50 per day for 1 child
$ 90 per day for 2 children,
$115 per day for 3 children
After August 25
$ 60 per day for 1 child
$120 per day for 2 children
$150 per day for 3 children
Kol Nidre Childcare
$30 per child
Neilah Childcare
$15 per child

Note: While Camp Shofar is a drop-off program, some parents enjoy participating in the children's service that is part of the program. The service times are:

Preschool: 10:00 a.m.–10:25 a.m. – Classroom #14
Kindergarten: 10:30 a.m.–10:55 a.m. – Classroom #15
First: 10:00 a.m.–10:25 a.m. – Beit Mifgash
Second: 10:30 a.m.–10:55 a.m. – Beit Mifgash
Third: 11:00 a.m.–11:25 a.m. – Beit Mifgash
Fourth: 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. – Beit Mifgash
Fifth: 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. – Beit Mifgash
These services will be held on the first and second days of Rosh Hashanah and on the day of Yom Kippur.


On Campus:

  • While children are in Camp Shofar, parents must be on the Congregation Beth Jacob campus.


  • We are unable to accept registration on camp days. 
  • No registrations will be accepted after Sunday, September 21.


  • In order to receive a refund for camp, you must cancel by Monday, September 7. 
  • Please call Natalya Martyushova at 650-366-8481 and leave a message if you need to cancel. If your child(ren) are a “no-show” at camp, a refund will not be given.

Emergency form:

What to bring to camp:

  • A dairy lunch, drink and a non-perishable snack (snack will NOT be provided)
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sneakers
  • Change of clothes when appropriate

We suggest making lunches the night before camp and, for Yom Kippur, before you begin your fast!

Nut free zone:

  • The classrooms at Beth Jacob are a NO NUT zone. Please do not send peanut butter, other nut butters or nuts in lunches and snacks.


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If you have questions, contact Natalya Martyushova, or call the Beth Jacob office at 650-366-8481.