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Youth and 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

This year’s program has been expanded to 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 the kids, and assist with other classroom needs that may arise. This portion of the Madrichim program will be conducted virtually.

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 weekly connections will make a huge difference in both of your lives!

Option 3 — Plan a Program
This year is going to look a lot different than anything we’ve ever seen before. Schools are virtual, religious school classes are virtual, and once it gets cold outside, all of our programming will be virtual as well. With that being said, we want you to be part of our newest programming committee! Use your imagination and creativity to help plan fun events for the younger grades — from scavenger hunts and trivia to holiday games and celebrations — the sky is the limit!

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 

 

SundaySun, 31 JanJanuary, 2021

 
 
FIDF Teen Program and Israeli Games!

Sunday, Jan 31st 7:30p to 8:30pIsraeli Shinshinim Tamar and Ofir will join us for an hour of insight into the difference between Israeli teenagers and American teenagers. They are your age and they cannot wait to meet you and tell you a little bit about their lives and what brought them to Baltimore for the year. Learn about their experience in the IDF and then spend time hanging out and playing an Israeli game together!

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SaturdaySat, 6 FebFebruary, 2021

 
 
Mindfulness Art for Teens!

Motzei Shabbat, Feb 6th 7:30p to 8:30pSpend the evening with local artist Julie Wohl and learn the art of Zentangling and how to de-stress through art! This event is for students in grades 8-12.

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SundaySun, 7 FebFebruary, 2021

 
 
Lunch Bunch for Grades 1-2!

Sunday, Feb 7th 11:15a to 11:45aFollowing religious school, grab lunch (or your favorite snacks!) and come spend some quality time together with your friends and Youth and Teen Engagement Specialist, Lindsay Gaister Montague!

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SundaySun, 7 FebFebruary, 2021

 
 
Lunch Bunch for Grades 3-4!

Sunday, Feb 7th 11:50a to 12:20pFollowing religious school, grab lunch (or your favorite snacks!) and come spend some quality time together, play some games, and hang out with your friends and Youth and Teen Engagement Specialist, Lindsay Gaister Montague!

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SaturdaySat, 13 FebFebruary, 2021

 
 
Virtual Movie Night for Grades 5–7

Motzei Shabbat, Feb 13th 7:30p to 9:30pGet in your pajamas, grab a blanket & your favorite snacks, and spend the night hanging out with your friends, while watching a movie together and chatting over Zoom! Movie selection TBD!

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SaturdaySat, 20 FebFebruary, 2021

 
 
Virtual Movie Night for Teens

Motzei Shabbat, Feb 20th 8:00p to 10:00pGet in your pajamas, grab a blanket & your favorite snacks, and spend the night hanging out with your friends, while watching a movie together and chatting over Zoom! Movie selection TBD!

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MondayMon, 22 FebFebruary, 2021

 
 
Purim Class with Rabbi Jennifer Weiner - The whole Megillah!

Monday, Feb 22nd 7:30p to 9:30pThe whole Megillah! Say Hello to the Purim characters: Queen Esther, Mordechai, Haman, and Queen Vashti.

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TuesdayTue, 23 FebFebruary, 2021

 
 
Purim Drive-By

Tuesday, Feb 23rd 11:00a to 1:00pDrive by to collect your Purim bag with a mask, hamentashen, and other holiday treats!

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WednesdayWed, 24 FebFebruary, 2021

 
 
Purim Drive-By

Wednesday, Feb 24th 11:00a to 1:00pDrive by to collect your Purim bag with a mask, hamentashen, and other holiday treats!

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SundaySun, 28 FebFebruary, 2021

 
 
2021 Virtual Purim Carnival

Sunday, Feb 28th 10:30a to 12:00pJoin us for this year's amazingly spectacular Purim Carnival... like you've never seen before! Our online platform is sure to wow you and your friends! All participants MUST be pre-registered for this event in order to receive log in information.

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Contact

Lindsay Gaister Montague
Youth and Teen Engagement Specialist
lindsay@hsosc-baltimore.org


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