Jewish New Year services to be held for special needs families
The Children's Temple of Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services in Cheviot Hills will hold High Holidays services beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday for families with children who have autism and other special needs.
Rabbi Jackie Redner, the agency's rabbi in residence, will lead the Jewish New Year services, in which children will be invited to lead prayers, sing and hold the Torah.
The services are intended for parents who have been asked not to take their special-needs youngsters to traditional temples because their behavior has been construed as disruptive, according to a Vista Del Mar statement. A "sensory friendly room" will be available for families and children who might need a break.
-- Martha Groves