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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
  • Sunday ,
    JanJanuary  24 , 2021
     
     
    Sundays with Stephanie

    Sunday, Jan 24th 2:00p to 3:00p
    Join Stephanie Aseraph monthly for Youth Programming for Grades K-6th. A little learning, a fun craft, a chance to be with friends! We are excited to share in monthly program celebrating chagim. Register for Zoom link and supplies list. There is no charge for these programs.

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  • Monday ,
    FebFebruary  1 , 2021
     
     
    Har Shalom Teen Council

    Monday, Feb 1st 7:00p
    Teen Council (Grades 9-12) The Har Shalom Teen Council will meet 1-2 times per month and is open to any 9th – 12th grader that is interested in joining. The Council will be made up of different committees and also include a representative from USY and BBYO to let teens know about events happening in those groups as well. The Teen Council will meet on the first Monday of every month from 7:00pm-8:30pm. There is no cost to join the Teen Council. Email Melissa for more information.

    MORE INFO

  • Wednesday ,
    FebFebruary  10 , 2021
     
     
    Har Shalom Teen Programs - Making A Difference

    Wednesday, Feb 10th 7:00p
    In our community, we all face challenges - seen and unseen - that you can help to address. Join monthly sessions to learn about issues of inequality and ways that you can take action with a diverse group of speakers, including Rabbi Raskin, hands-on activities and in-depth discussions.

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  • Wednesday ,
    FebFebruary  17 , 2021
     
     
    Moving Traditions - Repairing the World: What is a Mitzvah?

    Wednesday, Feb 17th 8:00p to 9:15p
    In this parent and teen session, participants will make a connection between the b’nai mitzvah, ‘mitzvah’ projects, the world of interpersonal mitzvot, and explore different ways of doing a “mitzvah project.” Together we will also examine the differences between Chesed, Tzedakah, and Tzedek and consider what aspects of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world, are most meaningful to them.

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  • Sunday ,
    FebFebruary  21 , 2021
     
     
    Sundays with Stephanie

    Sunday, Feb 21st 2:00p to 4:00p
    Join Stephanie Aseraph monthly for Youth Programming for Grades K-6th. A little learning, a fun craft, a chance to be with friends! We are excited to share in monthly program celebrating chagim. Register for Zoom link and supplies list. There is no charge for these programs.

    MORE INFO

  • Monday ,
    MarMarch  1 , 2021
     
     
    Har Shalom Teen Council

    Monday, Mar 1st 7:00p
    Teen Council (Grades 9-12) The Har Shalom Teen Council will meet 1-2 times per month and is open to any 9th – 12th grader that is interested in joining. The Council will be made up of different committees and also include a representative from USY and BBYO to let teens know about events happening in those groups as well. The Teen Council will meet on the first Monday of every month from 7:00pm-8:30pm. There is no cost to join the Teen Council. Email Melissa for more information.

    MORE INFO

  • Wednesday ,
    MarMarch  10 , 2021
     
     
    Har Shalom Teen Programs - Making A Difference

    Wednesday, Mar 10th 7:00p
    In our community, we all face challenges - seen and unseen - that you can help to address. Join monthly sessions to learn about issues of inequality and ways that you can take action with a diverse group of speakers, including Rabbi Raskin, hands-on activities and in-depth discussions.

    MORE INFO

  • Wednesday ,
    MarMarch  17 , 2021
     
     
    B'nai Mitzvah Family Game Night

    Wednesday, Mar 17th 8:00p to 9:00p
    Parents and teens are invites to come have some fun with us - you bring the snacks, we'll bring the games!

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  • Sunday ,
    MarMarch  21 , 2021
     
     
    Sundays with Stephanie

    Sunday, Mar 21st 2:00p to 4:00p
    Join Stephanie Aseraph monthly for Youth Programming for Grades K-6th. A little learning, a fun craft, a chance to be with friends! We are excited to share in monthly program celebrating chagim. Register for Zoom link and supplies list. There is no charge for these programs.

    MORE INFO

  • Monday ,
    AprApril  5 , 2021
     
     
    Har Shalom Teen Council

    Monday, Apr 5th 7:00p
    Teen Council (Grades 9-12) The Har Shalom Teen Council will meet 1-2 times per month and is open to any 9th – 12th grader that is interested in joining. The Council will be made up of different committees and also include a representative from USY and BBYO to let teens know about events happening in those groups as well. The Teen Council will meet on the first Monday of every month from 7:00pm-8:30pm. There is no cost to join the Teen Council. Email Melissa for more information.

    MORE INFO

 

Wed, January 20 2021 7 Shevat 5781