Once again, we are pleased to offer our Camp Shofar Program for the High Holy Days.
We look forward to seeing you at camp!
ABOUT CAMP SHOFAR (DOWNLOAD THE FLYER / DOWNLOAD THE OVERVIEW LETTER)
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
The schedule for the Children's Services during Camp Shofar is as follows:
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 Hashannah and on the day of Yom Kippur.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Thursday and Friday, September 5 and 6 - Rosh Hashanah
- 9 a.m. until the end of services (approximately 1:30 p.m.)
Friday, September 13 - Kol Nidre
- 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. (babysitting following the Family Kol Nidre service)
Saturday, September 14 - Yom Kippur
- 9 a.m. until the end of the Musaf Service (approximately 1:45 p.m.)
- 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. (Ne'ilah Service and conclusion of Yom Kippur)
- 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 1.
- In order to receive a refund for camp, you must cancel by Friday, August 30.
- 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.
- ALL children registered for Camp Shofar MUST have a current, signed Emergency Form on file; please download the form, complete it and email it back to CBJ
- Download your form here
What to bring to camp:
- A dairy lunch, drink and a non-perishable snack (snack will NOT be provided)
- 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.
If you have questions, contact Natalya Martyushova, or call the Beth Jacob office at 650-366-8481.