The Youth Department at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El includes overall programming for all of the youth of our congregation, as well as activities for age-specific groups. Activities for all youth and teens are planned by our Youth Director, Ari Schwartz under the supervision of Rabbi Richman, and are overseen by our Youth Committee.
Offers one activity per month for our youngest children to become involved in our Youth Department. Activities may include lunch and a program or a trip on a Sunday afternoon or a holiday celebration.
This group for our third and fourth graders also meets one time per month. Past activities have included pottery painting, outings to movies, shows, and museums, and a "shabbaton" - a Shabbat sleepover in the synagogue!
The theme of our middle-school group is building friendships. Kadima may participate in activities with other Jewish middle-schoolers from around the Main Line and the greater Philadelphia area through Hagesher Region Kadima.
Our USY chapter has programs both on a chapter level and also has joint programs with other local synagogues. Programs include everything from social outings, to Friday night dinners, to regional and national conventions, to programs that help to support our synagogue. There are generally two or three programs a month.