Ohav Emeth offers a vibrant Shabbat Morning youth group program for children ages 3-11 spanning from pre-Nursery through sixth grade. The program, which meets year round on Shabbat and Yom Tov, begins at 9:50am and concludes at 11:20am. Times are extended when needed. The goal of the program is to provide children with a fun, informative and educational experience all based on Torah values.
There are six groups:
Each group is led by one or two very talented teachers, many of whom are Yeshiva High School or College age students. The children in the three older groups daven according to their ability. Additionally, in these groups Divrei Torah are shared, stories are read, songs are sung and all varieties of games are played. The children in the three younger groups choose from a potpourri of games including Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Connect Four and other family favorites. Shabbat stories and songs are par for the course. All children receive a snack which consists of cookies/cake and soda. Special occasions (i.e. Yom Tov) call for special goodies. Prizes are distributed to different children each week.
The Ohav Emeth Youth Group Program provides children with an environment filled with fun and learning. If you haven't tried us yet, give us a try. You'll be in for a treat!
The Ohav Emeth Teen Minyan is for young men and women between the ages of 13 and 19 years. Davening starts promptly at 9:30am every Shabbat in the Bais Medrash. A short Dvar Torah is given before Mussaf, and Kiddush always follows Davening. Staffed by volunteer participants, the minyan is totally "self-supporting". Lead by Dovid Dobin, Gabbai Rishon, Moshe Kollmar and Danny Shlian and Gabbai Shanee, Shmuel Garber, are dedicated to the success of the Minyan. We have been fortunate to continue to have a large groups of teens who are committed to learn Kriya and to volunteer to be Baalei Tefilah. A minyan requires commitments by many people, not only to attend, but, more importantly, to participate.
Ohav Emeth is one of the sponsors of a Highland Park chapter of NCSY (National Conference of Synagogue Youth) that serves grades 6-12.
For more information, see our NCSY Page.
Ohav Emeth is a chartered partner of the Cub Scouts Pack Five of Highland Park/Edison for boys in grades 1-5. Approximately once per month this Kashrut and Shabbat observing Pack meets at Ohav Emeth.
For more information, see the Cub Pack 5 page.