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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.

This year, "Conduct a Classroom" Madrichim will also help with lunch and after-school programming a few times throughout the year. This will help build relationships between Madrichim and their students, and encourage a love of Judaism and engagement in and out of the classroom!

Option 2 — Be a Buddy (NEW FORMAT this year!)
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! This year, Big Brothers and Sisters will come together to meet with their Little Buddies in-person at HSOSC, after Religious School on six pre-selected dates throughout the year. All Buddy get-togethers will include lunch, drinks, and an activity). These ongoing 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 fun trip to a toy store to help students purchase gifts to donate to children in need, a project with families in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., Mishloach Manot making for Purim,  Weekend Backpacks, Bunches of Lunches, and in-school social action projects during religious school with different classrooms. This is the perfect way to make a big difference with less of a time commitment.

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, The Macks Center for Jewish Education, Jewish Volunteer Connection

Upcoming Youth & Teen Programs 

SundaySun, 4 DecDecember, 2022

Youth/Teen Event: Lunch & Shop Till You Drop Toy Drive, Gr. 5-12 - LINDSAY

Sunday, Dec 4th (All day)Youth/Teen Event: Lunch & Shop Till You Drop Toy Drive, Gr. 5-12



Mon, July 4 2022 5 Tammuz 5782