Family Holiday Celebrations

We view our role at Sutton Place Synagogue as not only educating children, but entire families. To that end, we’ve developed a curriculum designed to promote the involvement of entire families, both in the classroom and through separate programming around holidays and festivals. This provides an opportunity for parents and their children to learn about and experience Judaism together, in a communal setting, with other families.

For our young families, we have holiday celebrations including Tot Sukkot, Tot Chanukah, and the Purim Carnival. These programs are designed for families with children under 6 in mind, and feature music, activities, stories, and art projects (among other things)!

Tot Sukkot: October 20
Tot (pre) Chanukah: Date TBA
Purim Carnival: March 8

For our school-age families, we have holiday programs together a few times each year. These include Shabbat Dinner in the Sukkah, a Chanukah program and dinner, the Purim shpiel and carnival, and an end-of-the-year celebration!

Shabbat in the Sukkah: October 18
(pre) Chanukah dinner: December 18
Purim carnival: March 8
Purim shpiel and megillah reading: March 9
Siyum (end-of-school program): May 20

For more information, please contact Alyssa Schwager, Director of Education and Engagement, at (212) 593-3300, or at