Jen Schiffer (she/her/hers) is the Director of Early Childhood Education at The Community Synagogue L’Dor V’Dor Early Childhood Center in Port Washington, New York. She is passionate about engaging young families in her community by providing meaningful Jewish learning experiences in her program.
As the high holidays approach, we are reminded that there are so many meaningful Jewish moments to celebrate. Within the joy and ruach (spirit) of holidays like Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot, and Simchat Torah, lies the solemn and serious Yom Kippur. There are a myriad of ways to make Yom Kippur meaningful for young children, for whom especially, Yom Kippur is not an easy holiday to understand.