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Birdwatching, Play-Doh sculpting, woodland walks - young Jews find new ways to mark Yom Kippur

September 17, 2018

Friends who met during a trip sponsored by Honeymoon Israel, a nonprofit that sends young Jewish couples on a group-trip to Israel, celebrate the High Holidays. Joann Briton

By Staff

Growing up in Bordentown, Samantha Shain was often so bored with High Holiday services that she volunteered to babysit so parents could attend the day-long observances at her Burlington County synagogue.

She NU/quieted rambunctious children, played board games and doled out snacks to escape the traditional liturgy that marks the Ten Days of Awe between Rosh Hashana (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), which begins Tuesday at sundown.

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