Or L’Atid: Youth Education and Programming
at Congregation Or Zarua.
Be sure to mark your calendars with the following dates:
|September 26||Shalom Sing-A-Long Drop-in Day|
|October 3||Rosh Hashanah Day 1 – Youth Programs|
|October 4||Rosh Hashanah Day 2 – Family Learning Experience|
|October 12||Yom Kippur – Family Learning Experience|
|October 19||Hebrew School Family Dinner in the Sukkah|
|October 19||Teen Sushi in the Sukkah|
|October 21||Sukkot & Me|
|October 22||Sukkah Sleepover|
|October 24||Ice Cream at Sinai|
|October 24||Kadima and USY Simhat Torah Dinner|
|October 26||Hebrew School Resumes (3rd-5th grade)|
|October 31||Hebrew School Resumes (K-12)|
“Shalom Sing-a-Long” is an interactive music and movement program for children and their parents, grandparents or caregivers.
All are welcome each week as we sing, dance, play and learn basic Hebrew and Jewish values, as well as favorite tunes!
With the help of balls, blocks, puppet friends, story time, instruments, parachute games and much more, Shalom Sing-a-Long is a happy and healthy way to start your little one’s day!
Recommended for ages 1-4.
Try it for free!
Drop in on Monday, September 26 for our fall preview.
Then, sign up for weekly classes, or purchase one of our passes!
Weekly classes begin October 31.
Contact Sigal Hirsch at 212-452-2310 x15 or email@example.com
for more information.
Celebrate the High Holy Days at Or Zarua
Family Learning Experience (for families with infants through 6th graders)
Parents, grandparents and children learn together with Rabbi Amy Bolton at the Family Learning Experience, a unique, inter-generational opportunity to learn and pray together at our holiest time of year.
October 4, October 12, 10:45am-12:45pm at Or Zarua.
High Holy Day Tots (Nursery School/Preschool)
Little ones learn, pray and play as we celebrate Rosh Hashanah.
October 3, 10:45am-12:45pm at Or Zarua
High Holy Day Kids (Elementary School)
Jewish youth come together for in-depth exploration of the unique themes and prayers of the High Holy Days.
October 3, October 4, October 12, 10:45am-12:45pm, October 11, 5:45pm-8:15pm at Wallace Hall
Kol Nidre for Kids (infants through 5th grade)
Children learn together through interactive activities, stories, songs and more, as we think about mitzvot, tzedakah, and saying sorry.
Children split up for age-appropriate activities. Children under age 5 must be accompanied by an adult.
October 11, 5:45pm-8:15pm at Wallace Hall
Mah Zeh High Holy Days?! (Middle School and High School)
High schoolers, between services on Yom Kippur, join us for Mah Zeh High Holy Days?! as we discuss the question “How do I find meaning in the Yom Kippur service?” Bring a book or a game as we enjoy the rest of the break together.
October 12, 3:00pm-4:30pm at Wallace Hall
Or L’Atid, (which means “Light for the Future”) is the new program of youth education and engagement at Congregation Or Zarua. Or L’Atid serves as an umbrella banner for all experiences for children and youth of all ages provided by the congregation.
We offer a modern K-12 Hebrew School—
Hebrew School 2.0—that combines engaging Jewish learning with science and arts, providing a unique interdisciplinary experience for our youth. Learners in grades six through eight can participate in B’nei Mitzvah Scholars, which provides a slate of semester-based Judaic Studies courses that enable students to delve deep into our sacred texts and history in addition to intensive Hebrew Language instruction. High Schoolers can sign up for any or all of our teen offerings, including Rock-רק-Ivrit, a high-intermediate level Hebrew class, Sushi & Study with Rabbi Bolton, and a brand new Megillah Reading course for all post-B’nei Mitzvah students.
Outside of the classroom,
“Or L’Atid” provides opportunities for youth and families to learn and pray together in our extensive family programs and Shabbat services, all of which enable learners to pray in authentic, age-appropriate Shabbat services, while exploring Jewish song, values and texts with their peers. “Or L’Atid” also allows youth to connect to one another through our vibrant and continuously growing Kadima (6-8 grade) and USY (9-12 grade) Youth Group Chapters. These provide youth with opportunities to learn, pray and engage in hesed projects together, while enjoying time spent together.