The role of the Education and Youth Department is to provide a diverse program for our children of all ages in the congregation. Our Shearith Israel families come from many varied backgrounds and have the opportunity to participate in many educational programs.
Little Ones – Tot Shabbat & K’Tonton
At Shearith Israel, your little ones are always welcome. We have babysitting on Saturday mornings, and offer Tot Shabbat on the first and third Shabbats of the month.
We are also offering a K’Tonton Pre-School Program one Sunday morning each month from 10:30am – 11:45am. Please check the full calendar for the schedule.
As part of the national Kadima movement in Conservative Judaism, our 6th through 8th graders have a Kadima group that meets monthly for activities and learning. Usually based around a social function, programming includes religious, educational, and social-action activities. Programs include movies, ice skating, pool parties, rock climbing, and other social, engaging events.
The USY group, part of the International Conservative Youth Movement, provides social and learning opportunities for teenagers in 9th through 12th grades. The group meets twice monthly, with one event purely social and the other with Jewish content. Programming is often focused on Israel, social justice, or simply hanging out. Events this year will include challah making for charity, an overnight “lock-in” at the shul, teen Shabbat, and Atlanta Food Bank donations.
USY provides opportunities for leadership, meeting teens from different schools, and resume building for college applications. The Shearith Israel chapter will socialize with other local Atlanta chapters to help build Jewish friendships across the city.
Shearith Israel is affiliated with the southeastern region of United Synagogue Youth, allowing our USY-ers to join in activities with other teenagers from the Southeast.
USY Upcoming Events
Ein Gedi Sub Regional Convention @ Ahavath Achim Synagogue – November 11-13, 2016
Below is a link to the USY/Kamida registration form. For information, please contact Nancy Gorod at email@example.com or 404-873-1743.