Building the future of Judaism starts with building our youth. The youth groups at Temple Oheb Shalom expand upon the education and friendships started in the classroom to build a strong Jewish identity and connection to our synagogue and the Jewish community as a whole. We have three youth groups designed to match the different ages and interests of our youth. Oheb Shalom Temple Reform Youth Group (OSTRYG), is our senior youth group made up of grades 8-12. OSTRYG elects a teen leadership board each year that helps design and plan the calendar of events for the year. Our members also are actively involved regionally in National Federation of Temple Youth - Mid Atlantic Region (NFTY-MAR), where they have the opportunity to unite with Jewish youth from Delaware to North Carolina for weekend kallahs.
In Junior Youth Group, our students enrolled in grades 2-7 are invited to participate in monthly informal activities following Sunday Religious School. This programming allows our students to get to know each other outside of the classroom. These exciting events tie in social activities with Jewish services, social action, and contemporary themes.
Temple Oheb Shalom is dedicated to our youth and their involvement in our synagogue and each other. These youth are the Jewish leaders of tomorrow and that is a future to which we can all look forward.