An important message from Rabbi Cohen..
Please note in an effort to insure the safety of your children and the sanctity of the shul, all children must be in groups on Shabbat/ Yom Tov or with their parents. We have an engaging and fantastic youth program under the direction of Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger. Thank you for your partnership in guaranteeing the success and spirit of our youth program.
For Yom Kippur, in order to accommodate our families and to try to provide a prayer atmosphere conducive for Yom Kippur, we have decided to run groups both in the morning and at night. Our Yom Kippur night groups will begin right after Kol Nidrei and run for 1 hour. We will have 2 groups:
In the library - Jr. Congregation will be led by Mark Rocklin.
In the classroom - Mini Minyan will be led by Caren Lewis.
Yom Kippur morning groups will run from 10:30-1:30. We will serve snacks and a light lunch to all children in groups.
We will have 3 groups:
In the library - Tot Shabbat will be led by Morah Irene Okun
In the classroom - Mini Minyan will be led by Morah Rachel Bahar.
In the Sukkah - Jr. Congregation will be led by Mark Rocklin.
Special for Sunday 10/9!!! 2 big events..
All families are invited with their children to make decorations for our beautiful Sukkah. We will meet at 9:30 am in the sukkah and have breakfast together as we make decorations for the sukkah.
Immediately after, at 10:30 am, the Sr. Teens are off to Paintball! Please register for this program online asap! Click here to register for paintball
Coming soon...for Sukkot...
Sukkah Hop - Shabbat, Chol Hamoed Succot, Oct. 15th, 2011 3:30-5:30 pm
Youth Hakafot w/ Jonathan Cahr- Oct. 20th, 2011 4-5:30 pm
Jr Cong. Hakafot - Oct. 20th, 2011 7 pm
Yeladim, as Yom Kippur approaches, lets remember to pick one Mitzvah that we are going to seriously work on this year. Let's show Hashem that we are all serious about becoming better, nicer people this coming new year. If you would like to share, I would love to know about your special Mitzvah - stop me next time you see me and let me know... I can't wait to hear all about it :)
Groups on Rosh Hashana were incredible! It was so wonderful to see all of our children learning, having fun and enjoying groups with our all star staff. Here is what some of our group leaders had to say about our Rosh Hashana groups....
"In tot group we had a great time getting to know each other singing and dancing and learning all about rosh hashanah. We were very lucky we had the chance to eat apples together and sing the apple song and wish everyone a happy new year."
-Irene Okun - Tot Shabbat
"Our groups were very successful, interactive and educational. It was especially exciting for me, as I am now teaching the children of my students, (Jonathan Waldstreicher's daughter Meira and Eli Ashkenas's child) I was also introduced to a toddler belonging to Adam Levine (my past student). Our groups focused on the appropriate Teffilot for the Holiday of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. We tied in King Solomon and the bee teaching that all G-d's creatures have a purpose in this world. We included David Hamelech and the story of David and Goliath. We danced our way to Yerushalayim and had a quizz on Rosh Hashana. We heard the sounds of the shofar and wished each other a shanah tovah umetuka."
"We had a great time in second day of Rosh Hashana as we read Apples and Honey, A Rosh Hashana Walk, Sammy Spiders First Rosh Hashana, learned about Tashlich, played Simon Says, did many different stretches and exercises and ate apples and honey to give us a sweet start to our new year. We also had our Yom Tov meal with grape juice, bagels, and juice.
Shana tova U'Metuka!"
-Jessica, Sonia, and Lenore
"Highlights from this past weeks Junior congregation included an inspirational davening followed by Rosh Hashana and Parsha trivia, which then led into a sensational Shofar Blowing contest where boys and girls competed to see who could blow the Shofar the loudest, longest, and who could do all the notes the best. Gavriel Karsch blew the the longest with a whopping time of 28 seconds! Other notable performers were Yael, Noam, and Ezra. Our children also had the chance to test their palates in Agudath Sholom's first ever Apple Dipping Tasting Contest! The kids had to try and differentiate between an apple dipped in Honey, Caramel, and Chocolate Fudge. This upcoming week the excitement gets even better with another fun filled and inspirational Junior Congregation planned for Yom Kippur! "
For all our Youth Department info please visit.. youth.cas-stamford.org