Are you looking for ways for you, your kids, or your family to celebrate the Jewish holidays in a way that’s engaging, welcoming, celebratory, and fun? Join us for one of these opportunities to connect as we dive into the new year. All are free and open to the community … and no experience is necessary!

Selikhot: A Family Experience

Saturday, September 12

7:00 pm ET / 6:00 pm CT / 5:00 pm MT / 4:00 pm PT

“Is it too late now to say sorry….” Yup. We did it. We quoted Justin Bieber. 5780 / 2020 has been that kind of year! Apologizing doesn’t have to be anything but heartfelt. As we dive into this reflective time of year, find ways to say you’re sorry – and to accept apologies with grace. Because it’s never too late to say sorry….

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Rosh Hashanah: Family Service

Sunday, September 20

4:00 pm ET / 3:00 pm CT / 2:00 pm MT / 1:00 pm PT

Join us on the second day of Rosh Hashanah for a creative way to start the new year. We’ll look backwards and forwards, and inwards and outwards, as we sing and share together. Bring paper, washable markers, and some water if you’d like the “hands on” experience. 

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Yom Kippur: Stories for Kids and Families

Monday, September 28

4:00 pm ET / 3:00 pm CT / 2:00 pm MT / 1:00 pm PT

Stories help us understand ourselves and others. On this day of introspection, join us for some family-friendly stories to feed your soul.

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Sukkot: Apples, Apples, Apples!

Week of October 4

Dipping apples in honey for Rosh Hashanah. Making candy apples for Simkhat Torah. Perfecting our applesauce before it’s time for Hanukkah latkes. Check us out on Facebook for some of our favorite apple recipes.

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Simkhat Torah: Fun for All

Sunday, October 11

2:00 pm ET / 1:00 pm CT / 12:00 pm MT / 11:00 am PT 

“Joy of Torah” is what this holiday actually means … so let’s share the Havaya JOY! What better way than with a party, Havaya style? Kids and adults are invited to join us as, together, we’ll play games, hear stories, and share some new traditions from around the world.

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We hope you’ll join us as we begin the year together with the Havaya community. And please feel free to share this information with your friends, neighbors, family members, and others – the more, the merrier! Of course, feel free to be in touch anytime if you have questions or just want to connect. You can always reach us at!

An Important Note for Adults

We pride ourselves on creating welcoming, inclusive, values-based, and celebratory communities in each of our Havaya Summer Programs. This is possible only with a high level of hands-on supervision that is simply impossible in an online setting. Please note that all supervision responsibilities for individual participants during Havaya@Home sessions fall to those children’s parents or legal guardians. Similarly, parents are responsible for their child’s physical safety and cyber-security; we cannot guarantee the security or efficacy of Zoom, Facebook, or other online platforms that may be used during the course of the program. All live sessions will be recorded; participation in a session signifies the parent or legal guardian’s understanding and approval that photographs, video, or likenesses of their child may be used for promotional purposes. More details on our terms and conditions are available online. As with our in-person programs, we expect participants to stand up for themselves and their friends and take responsibility for their actions; we will not accept behaviors such as bullying, violence, repeated profanity, disrespect, or bigotry. We’re serious about being our best selves—it’s How We Be!

Camp JRF is now Camp Havaya.

Worry not! We have a new name but, deep down, we’re still the same incredibly diverse and welcoming community where kids explore Judaism in their own ways and become the best versions of themselves.

Learn more about why we chose this name or click through to visit our website. Either way, we can’t wait to welcome you to Camp Havaya this summer!