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Youth & Teen Engagement

Youth and Teen Programming provides opportunities for students in PreK through 12th grade to increase their connection to the temple and Baltimore Jewish community through exciting and captivating activities that help develop a stronger Jewish identity, a sense of pride in their heritage, increase leadership skills, and foster long-lasting friendships.

At HSOSC, we strive to incorporate new and refreshing programming, Jewish learning concepts and traditions (including the celebration of Jewish holidays), the importance of social action, and plain old fun into our engagement with one another.

Join in our Youth and Teen Programming for the chance to get to know your peers better, build common ground through shared experiences, and feel empowered to make a difference in the world. 

Our Madrichim Program

We are so excited to announce that this year’s program will include three different options:

Option 1 — Conduct a Classroom
Madrichim that are selected to be a part of the “Conduct a Classroom” program will work closely with a religious school teacher to help teach lessons, create and implement activities/games for students, and assist with other classroom needs that may arise. At this point in time, our plan is to run religious school classes in person. Madrichim that apply for this position must display confidence, work well with children, and have strong planning and organizational skills such as the ability to create games/interactive activities, step up when needed, and also be familiar with basic technology, including how to run a Zoom (if necessary), screenshare, and use other online applications, etc.

Option 2 — Be a Buddy
If you love working with and being a role model to younger students and you’d like to form a special bond with one of them, this option would be perfect for you. We will be asking younger students to sign up for a Big Brother or Big Sister that they can connect with over the course of the year. Be someone that they can count on and look up to during this uncertain time! Whether it is a phone call, a Zoom game, or a socially distant in-person meeting, these bi-weekly connections will make a huge difference in both of your lives!

Option 3 — Team 613: Social Action
If you are passionate about helping others in the community and want to get more involved with social action at the temple, we would love to have you! Help run some of this year’s community service initiatives, including a Thanksgiving project, representing HSOSC at Jewish Volunteer Connection’s annual Community Mitzvah Day, Mishloach Manot Making for Purim, in-school social action projects during religious school, monthly Bunches of Lunches donations, ongoing Weekend Backpacks packing, and more!

Community Partners

HSOSC’s Youth & Teen Engagement is proud to be working/programming with the following community partners this year:

Boy Scouts Of America, Weekend Backpacks for Homeless Kids, 4Front Baltimore, NFTYx, NFTY-MAR, PJ Library, PJ Our Way, The Macks Center for Jewish Education, Jewish Volunteer Connection


Upcoming Youth & Teen Programs 

SaturdaySat, 31 JulJuly, 2021

 
 
Teen Movie Night Out at the Gordon Center!

Motzei Shabbat, Jul 31st 9:15p to 11:10pTeen Movie Night Out at the Gordon Center!

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SundaySun, 29 AugAugust, 2021

 
 
Honey Taste Test & Beekeeper Visit in Honor of Rosh Hashana for Teens!

Sunday, Aug 29th 12:00pTeens Honey Taste Test & Beekeeper visit for Rosh Hashana

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SaturdaySat, 11 SepSeptember, 2021
SaturdaySat, 30 OctOctober, 2021

 
 
Havdalah Halloween for Teens!

Shabbat, Oct 30th 12:00aHavdalah Halloween for Teens!

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SundaySun, 5 DecDecember, 2021

 
 
Family Chanukah Bingo

Sunday, Dec 5th 12:00aFamily Chanukah Bingo

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SaturdaySat, 22 JanJanuary, 2022

 
 
Virtual Escape Room for Teens!

Shabbat, Jan 22nd 12:00aVirtual Escape Room for Teens!

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SaturdaySat, 19 FebFebruary, 2022

 
 
Snow Tubing at Avalanche Express for Teens!

Shabbat, Feb 19th 12:00aSnow Tubing at Avalanche Express for Teens!

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SaturdaySat, 30 AprApril, 2022

 
 
Rock Climbing Event for Teens!

Shabbat, Apr 30th 12:00aRock Climbing Event for Teens!

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SundaySun, 15 MayMay, 2022

 
 
Sunday Funday with Lindsay! - Madrichim Information Session

Sunday, May 15th 9:30a to 12:00pSunday Funday with Lindsay! - Madrichim Information Session

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FridayFri, 20 MayMay, 2022

 
 
Lag B'Omer Bonfire for Teens!

Friday, May 20th 12:00aLag B'Omer Bonfire for Teens!

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Fri, July 30 2021 21 Av 5781