Jewish High Holidays Guide for Southeast Michigan Families

Here's how to celebrate the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah and the Jewish day of atonement, Yom Kippur.

Families all over metro Detroit and Ann Arbor are back in-person celebrating the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur this fall.

For those who want to stay in, we also have compiled things to do at home with your family for the High Holidays.

Looking for more fun things to do with kids this fall? Check out our fall family guide! 


Apples, Honey and Petting Zoo at Blake Orchards South Lyon

Sept. 11, 2022

Hop on the wagon and pick your apples for Rosh Hashana. Enjoy the petting zoo, play area, cider, doughnuts and more.

Erev Rosh Hashanah Family Event with Kids’ Tashlich at Gallup Park

Sept. 25, 2022

Head to Gallup Park to join Beth Israel for a celebration of Rosh Hashanah including songs, fun activities and a kids’ tashlich.

Rosh Hashanah Family Service at Palmer Park

Sept. 25, 2022

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with a family service in partnership with Congregation T’chiyah featuring shofar, songs and snacks.

Rosh Hashanah Children’s Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Sept. 26, 2022

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with a service online or in person at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Register online.

Yom Kippur Children’s Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Oct. 5, 2022

Celebrate Yom Kippur with a service online or in person at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Register online.

At-Home Activities

Rosh Hashanah Bingo

Entertain the holiday crowd with Rosh Hashanah bingo while the kiddos learn what the holiday symbols mean.

Jewish New Year Greeting Cards 

Use these Rosh Hashanah images to cut out and decorate your own Jewish New Year greeting cards and pass them out to friends and family.

Coloring Pages

Make some coloring masterpieces ranging from apples dipped in honey to the blowing of the shofar.

Rosh Hashanah Placements

Color your own Rosh Hashanah placemats for your dinner celebration.

Working Shofar

Celebrate the Jewish New Year by creating your own shofar. You will need three toilet paper rolls, glue, masking tape, a party horn, scissors, paintbrush and white and brown paint.

Even Higher: A Rosh Hashanah Story

Enjoy an engaging read aloud of Even Higher: A Rosh Hashanah Story by I.L. Peretz, set to music.

A Book of Jonah Song 

Rock out to a singalong and see an interactive video of how the story of Jonah relates to Yom Kippur.

PJ Library Family Guide to the Fall Holidays

Download the free PJ Library Guide to the Fall Holidays, where you’ll find a variety of hands-on activities, rituals, recipes and more. Kids can learn to make their own shofar, how to braid a challah and read step-by-step blessings all aimed at making the holidays meaningful, memorable and fun.

Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Metro Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring metro Detroit with her son.


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