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Kadima  Grades 6-8

Our Kadimaniks participate in local and regional events. Regional events include Kadima Kallah and Kings Dominion Day, while local events could be a Tikkun Olam opportunity, or Havdalah, Bonfire & S'mores. Har Shalom is one chapter in the Seaboard region (MD, VA, NC, and WV). The participants make new friends while engaging in activities that incorporate a Jewish meaning. A hallmark Kadima activity is our Kadima Baseball team. The Kadima group is a great transition to our High School youth group, USY. 

USY Grades 9-12

USY (United Synagogue Youth) is our high school youth group. USYers participate in activities such as Israeli cooking, bowling, and playing with puppies at Har Shalom. They also are part of the Seaboard Region (MD, VA, NC, and WV) which holds shabbatonim and conventions, Kings Dominion Day, and dances. The members make new friends while participating in activities that incorporate a Jewish meaning. 


Bonim is the “gateway” to the start of all the Youth Department Programs. Designed for grades K through 2, the events always provide fun for everyone. All events are supervised by our Youth Director but the parents of the participants are always encouraged to join in on the fun and meet other parents! Typical events include field trips, Havdalah programs, and other social events designed to make the kids feel comfortable with their Har Shalom peers.

Machar  Grades 3-5

The fun and friends continue in Machar for 3rd-5th graders. Machar programs are social, exciting, and full of friendship. It is the best way to help build your child's connection to Har Shalom and his/her peers. From trips to the bowling alley, to movies and Havdalah at Har Shalom, Machar is the place to be!

Har Shalom Teens

This year we will be offering some exciting and new Har Shalom teen events. These events will offer educational and social opportunities for our entire teen community. If you're in high school, check out an event! 



Youth Department Events

  • Sunday
    Dec 3
      Sheldon Low Live in Concert

    Sunday, Dec 3rd 4:00p to 6:00p
    Sheldon Low is one of the brightest young stars in Jewish rock music today performing rock concerts, ‘Light Up Shabbat’ services, seminars, and leading Artist-in-Residency weekends in Jewish communities throughout North America. Low has a strong fan base among youth audiences, playing over 100 shows per year and appearing at conventions, conferences, and Jewish festivals, as well as dozens of Jewish camps each summer. Widely known for his exhilarating live performances and services, Low regularly featur


  • Monday
    Dec 4
      USY: Take a Mental Health Break

    Monday, Dec 4th 6:30p to 8:00p


  • Saturday
    Dec 9
      Har Shalom Teens: Skyzone Glow

    Motzei Shabbat, Dec 9th 8:00p to 11:00p


  • Saturday
    Dec 16
      Fire and Ice Hanukkah Program

    Motzei Shabbat, Dec 16th 6:00p to 8:00p
    Community Hanukkah Candle Lighting and Ice Skating in Rockville Town Center



Sun, November 19 2017 1 Kislev 5778