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Bonim

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!

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. 


Travel coast to coast with other Jewish teens on this six and half week adventure. Along the way, you’ll meet the famous mouse at Disneyland, watch the sunrise over the Grand Canyon, and discover a rainbow of natural phenomena, from the California Redwoods to Yellowstone National Park to the vivid pink and orange hues of the Painted Desert.

  Register for USY On Wheels  

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

All Events
  • Saturday
    Nov  17
     
     
    STaR Shabbat

    Shabbat, Nov 17th 10:45a to 11:30a
    STaR Shabbat at 10:45 AM “Shabbat, Torah, and Ruach,” in the Sofair Chapel, for 4th-7th graders.

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  • Saturday
    Nov  17
     
     
    Minyan Katan

    Shabbat, Nov 17th 10:45a to 11:30a
    Minyan Katan is Har Shalom’s new family friendly Shabbat morning service. Taking place on the first and third Shabbat of each month, Minyan Katan is perfect for Kindergarten through third graders and their parents. Join our Shlicha, Yael Shafrir, for a fun interactive communal prayer experience followed by a congregational lunch.

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  • Saturday
    Dec  1
     
     
    STaR Shabbat

    Shabbat, Dec 1st 10:45a to 11:30a
    STaR Shabbat at 10:45 AM “Shabbat, Torah, and Ruach,” in the Sofair Chapel, for 4th-7th graders.

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  • Saturday
    Dec  15
     
     
    STaR Shabbat

    Shabbat, Dec 15th 10:45a to 11:30a
    STaR Shabbat at 10:45 AM “Shabbat, Torah, and Ruach,” in the Sofair Chapel, for 4th-7th graders.

    MORE INFO

  • Saturday
    Dec  15
     
     
    Minyan Katan

    Shabbat, Dec 15th 10:45a to 11:30a
    Minyan Katan is Har Shalom’s new family friendly Shabbat morning service. Taking place on the first and third Shabbat of each month, Minyan Katan is perfect for Kindergarten through third graders and their parents. Join our Shlicha, Yael Shafrir, for a fun interactive communal prayer experience followed by a congregational lunch.

    MORE INFO

  • Saturday
    Dec  15
     
     
    Machar: Havdalah, Movie and Dinner Sleep-Under

    Motzei Shabbat, Dec 15th 6:00p to 8:00p

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  • Sunday
    Dec  16
     
     
    Kadima Event: Israeli Cooking with Yael

    Sunday, Dec 16th 12:15p to 2:00p

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  • Thursday
    Jan  3
     
     
    Ian Dross Bar Mitzvah Pictures

    Thursday, Jan 3rd 5:00p to 7:00p

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  • Saturday
    Jan  5
     
     
    STaR Shabbat

    Shabbat, Jan 5th 10:45a to 11:30a
    STaR Shabbat at 10:45 AM “Shabbat, Torah, and Ruach,” in the Sofair Chapel, for 4th-7th graders.

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  • Saturday
    Jan  12
     
     
    Jake Silverman Bar Mitzvah Party

    Motzei Shabbat, Jan 12th 7:00p to 10:00p

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Fri, November 16 2018 8 Kislev 5779