Youth Department

Youth Newsletter 

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Youth Siyum

This is an opportunity for every Child & Teen member of our Youth community to learn together the entire of Chumash (and if we can more). Youth members can learn with a friend, a parent or a grandparent. Everybody who learns even just one perek between Pesach and Shavout will be invited to an Ice Cream Siyum on Shavout.

To sign up for 1 or more Perekim click here

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9th Grade  leadership

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Matza Tiyul

Cub & Girl Scouts

Community Mishmar

Chometz Party in the Park

Kummzits with Simcha

Menuchat Emet 

NCSY Emtza Shabbaton

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Purim is here!!

Help the Youth Department this Purim

New Date - High School Oneg

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Color War

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Siyum Dinner

Bnei Akiva

Celebrate Tu Bishvat  in Style

High School Oneg

NCSY Hollywood

Every other week

Every other shabbat

V'Shinamtam

Channuka V'shinantam

Channuka Carnival

Middle School Musaf & Munch

Youth Oneg's

Donuts with Youth

Buy Krispy Kreme Oringinal Glazed Donuts for $8 a dozen with out having to travel out of Hollywood and support the YIH Youth programs at the same time this Channukah

Donuts must be pre-orderd at https://www.yih.org/form/kkd.html

Lechem & Mishna

Sign up today https://www.yih.org/form/Lechem-mishna.html

 

Its that time of the year

Latke night is ....

Click here to register today!

High School Students Cab Become a Chanukah Angel

High School Students 

Do something special this Chanukah

Volunteer as a Chanuka Angel with Chai lifeline

Email Rav James for details on how to sign up

ravjames@yih.org

 

Chanukah Angels Make Holiday Dreams Come True

 

During the chilliest time of the year, Chai Lifeline is filled with radiant warmth because of the love of our Chanukah Angels. Chanukah Angels are friends and supporters who adopt a family with a child living with illness and brighten their holidays with gifts. Not only do the Chanukah Angels pile our office high with festively, hand-wrapped boxes, bags and bundles, but they go out of their way to fulfill the particular playful desires of these very vulnerable kids in desperate need of a little cheer. 

It’s hard to say who gets more out of the program: those whose wishes are fulfilled or those whose hearts are overjoyed by fulfilling them. The presents, though picked out with love and wrapped with such care, are more than toys, games, dolls, and electronics. Each is a symbol of love from a Chai Lifeline friend to a child who desperately needs things to smile about. In fact, for many Angels, the project becomes a family affair, with members of the sponsor family selecting and wrapping presents and making Chanukah cards for children they have never met. One family glued jewels all over each pink-wrapped gift so it would look like a treasure for the recipient, a little girl with lymphoma. 

“I can’t tell you enough how thankful we are for Chai Lifeline’s including us in the Chanukah Angels program,” one mother wrote after watching her children open these special gifts. “ We are truly blessed and thankful. Thank you for your hard work and help. Special thanks to our blessed Chanukah Angels for their love and compassion and generosity. Thank you for making such a difference in our lives.”

Family Carlebach

Candyland Galore

Candyland Galore

For Kids in Pre-k through 2nd Grade

Sign up today https://www.yih.org/form/Candyland-Movie.html

High School Laser Tag

Motzi Shabbat Laser Tag with Young Israel Youth Limited Spaces Sign up today at www.yih.org/form/high-school-laser-tag.html

 

Community Mishmar

Global Day of Jewish Learning - Family Learning & Brunch Buffet

We invite Parents, Grandparents, Children & Grandchildren to join us at Yumberry for Family Learning & Brunch on November 20th - See flyer below for more details and click here to register in advance.

NCSY Emtza Shabbaton

V'Shinantam

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Veterans Card making for PreK-2nd Grade

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Bnei Akiva Hollywood Movie Night

Bnei Akiva of Hollywood is BACK!!

Tikkun Leil Hoshana Rabbah

Teen Hakafot and Dinner

To register click here

Teen Carlebach Kabbalat Shabbat

Kids Hakafot

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Bnei Akiva Color Run

Middle School Simchat Beit Hashoeva with Yachad Florida, BMA & Bnei Akiva

To register click here

Succah Hop in conjunction with Bnei Akiva of Hollywood

To register click here

Succot Menucha V'Simcha

K-3rd Grade Succah Decorating

High School Seuda Shlishit

Tea, Torah & Tashlich

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Seuda Shlishit especially for Middle School

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Monthly Teen Carlebach Kabbalat Shabbat

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Amazing weekly mishmar for Middle school

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Musical Selichot for 5th-7th Grade

Relaunch Shabbat is almost here!!

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Especially for 11th & 12th Graders

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Teen Seuda Shlishit

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Join YIH...

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FOR THE END OF SUMMER

EVENING OF FAMILY FUN & BBQ

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FOR THE END OF SUMMER

EVENING OF FAMILY FUN & BBQ

Join YIH...STILL HAPPENING EVEN IF IT RAINS

THE RAIN WILL NOT STOP US

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EVENING OF FAMILY FUN & BBQ

YIH YOUTH RELAUNCH SHABBAT

September 23rd & 24th

Teen Kabbalat Shabbat @ The Beach with Music by Naftali Abramson. The program is open to Grades 9-12. Meeting at YIH at 4:45 pm, buses leaving YIH promptly at 5pm and returning before Shabbat commences.

Rolling Shabbat Lunch open to Grades 6-8 with delicious food, games, Divrei Torah and Zemirot. Leaving YIH after completion of Main Sanctuary Minyan.

 

Seuda Shlishit in the Park open to Grades K-5 and their parents in the Shabbat Park with Slow Shira lead by Naftali Abramson at 5:30pm. Please bring blankets and/or chairs.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

 

End of Summer Family Fun & BBQ

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY

FOR THE END OF SUMMER

EVENING OF FAMILY FUN & BBQ

Join YIH...

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY

FOR THE END OF SUMMER

EVENING OF FAMILY FUN & BBQ

YIH Youth Council

Are you in 6th - 12th Grade?

Do you want a say in what happens in your community?

Join the YIH Youth Council today and have your say in the way the Youth Department runs!!

 

Youth Kickoff Event - Online Reservations Are Now Closed

Online reservations are now closed for today's Youth Kickoff event. If you did not reserve but would like to attend, we recommend the 6:30 or 7:00 PM start times.

A few important notes:

  • The start times are for Mini Golf only. We'll have other glow activities going on around the social hall, so please feel free to show up early and stay late!
  • Please check in around 15 minutes before your scheduled start time. Since some of our time slots are full, people who do not check in before their scheduled time may lose their spot to a standby. If this happens, you will be able to play the next available time slot.
  • It will be pretty dark in the social hall throughout this entire event. Please keep an eye on small children!

YIH Youth High Holiday Schedule

Because of changes to our allotted space at the Club, there has been some confusion regarding Youth Programs on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

This message is intended to clear up the confusion. Please read it in its entirety, and feel free to reply with any questions you may still have.


Main Shul

  • Children ages 18 mo – 4 years: Babysitting in house:
    • 9:00am-1:00pm all days
    • 6:30-8:30pm Yom Kippur Neilah
  • Grades K-3: Youth Program upstairs includes professional supervision, davening, learning, shofar blowing, snacks, light lunch
    • 9:00am-1:00pm Rosh Hashanah
    • 9:00am-2:00pm Yom Kippur day
    • 6:30-8:30pm Yom Kippur Neilah
  • Grades 4 and up: No formal program; please purchase a seat if they are attending shul.

The Club at Emerald Hills

  • Children ages 18 mo – 4 years: Babysitting program (same time schedule as Main Shul babysitting)
  • Grades K-3: Since only one room is available for youth, there will be no Groups at the Club. Instead…
    • Youth Leaders will walk children in Grades K-3 to the shul for Groups, and walk them back at the end.
    • If you would like to drop your children off at the shul and have them walked back to the Club at the end of Groups, please notify a Group Leader upon check-in
    • Walking Groups Departure Times:
      • Rosh Hashanah: Depart 9:15am; return 1:00pm
      • Yom Kippur day: Depart 9:45am; return 2:15pm
      • Yom Kippur Neilah: No walking groups – please make alternate arrangements for your children

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

  • Call the shul office or click here to register.
  • Costs:
    • Rosh Hashana: (includes both days) $40 per child
    • Yom Kippur: $20 per child

General Guidelines

  • Please, no sick children are allowed
  • Upon arrival, please check in and introduce yourself and your child(ren) to the group leader(s)
  • Please check on your children periodically
  • Children will be released TO PARENTS ONLY (except for those being walked back to the club)
  • No food, small, toys, candy, etc. may be brought in.

 

YIH Youth High Flying Simchat Beit Hashoeva

Just a quick reminder that if you reserve by noon on Wednesday, you save $5 per person on this event, so reserve your spot now!

Don't miss this high flying Sukkot event!

  • This event is fun for all ages and will take place Wednesday, Sep 30, starting at 5:00 PM.
  • Cost: $10 with advance reservation; $15 per person at the door.
     
  • Click here to reserve

​We are in need of teen volunteers who can help with this event. Please reply to this email if interested.

YIH Youth High Flying Simchat Beit Hashoeva - TODAY

Chag Sameach!

Just a quick reminder that if you reserve by noon today, you save $5 per person on this event, so click here to reserve your spot now!

Although there is rain forecast for today, it is expected to clear up before tonight's event.

See you there!

Don't miss this high flying Sukkot event!

  • This event is fun for all ages and will take place Wednesday, Sep 30, starting at 5:00 PM.
  • Cost: $10 with advance reservation; $15 per person at the door.
     
  • Click here to reserve

​We are in need of teen volunteers who can help with this event. Please reply to this email if interested.

YIH Youth Simchat Beit Hashoeva - Late charges waived

We heard from several people who had trouble registering online for tonight's festivities. It seems that there was a problem with the online form, so we will not be charging the extra $5 for those who did not register.

See you there!

Don't miss this high flying Sukkot event!

  • This event is fun for all ages and will take place Wednesday, Sep 30, starting at 5:00 PM.
  • Cost: $10 with advance reservation; $15 per person at the door.
     
  • Click here to reserve

​We are in need of teen volunteers who can help with this event. Please reply to this email if interested.

Limo Scavenger Hunt for grades 6-8 TOMORROW... almost sold out!

Well, technically, the event is already sold out and two people are on a waiting list. But if we can get 8 more participants, we can add another limousine and accommodate everyone!

So, if you are interested in attending one of our most popular middle school events of the year, send an email to Jason Segelbaum at segelbaumj@ncsy.org or call 305-772-0482.

Details are in the flier below.

See you there!

Bnei Akiva kickoff event this Sunday

Bnei Akiva's kickoff event for grades 2-8 will take place upstairs at YIH, this Sunday at 9:30 AM.

Details are in the flier below. See you there!

 

NCSY Summer Program Info Session this Wednesday evening

Two Youth Event date changes + Youth Committee Meeting this Thursday

Please note two Youth Event Date Changes:

  • Tonight's EMTZA NCSY event for grades 6-8 has been postponed to next Tuesday, November 24. See flyer below.
  • Bashevkin LATKE Night has been changed from Monday, December 14 to Sunday, December 13. Click here for details and online registration.

This Thursday evening will be a Youth Committee meeting. If you are interested in participating in the Youth Committee this year, please reply to this message and we will send you the details.

Thank you!


Click here for details and online registration.

YIH Youth & Teen Events this Shabbat and beyond

In this post:

  • Special Teen Shabbat Mevarchim program this Shabbat
  • Bnei Akiva Pre-Chanukah Party this Sunday morning
  • YIH Teens "Fryin with Frier" Wednesday evening at YIH
  • Bashevkin Latke Night Prize Preview & Pre-Registration

 


Special Teen Shabbat Mevarchim program this Shabbat

This Shabbat, we are kicking off our new monthly Shabbat Mevarchim program for YIH Teens. Here's what you can expect:

  • An extra special kiddush after the Teen Minyan: More than the usual cholent and potato kugel; our Shabbat Mevarchim Kiddush features Lewis Niad's Famous Chicken and more, plus a special guest speaker. 
  • An expanded teen Seudah Shlishit after Teen Mincha: This will be held upstairs at YIH, and will feature a surprise guest speaker every month, presenting some of the coolest topics. 

This program is open to all teens. We hope to see you there this Shabbat!


Bnei Akiva Pre-Chanukah Party this Sunday morning


YIH Teens "Fryin with Frier" Wednesday evening at YIH

Grades 9-12 are invited to join us on the 4th night of Chanukah, Wednesday evening, December 9, 6:00 PM at YIH for "Fryin With Frier." In keeping with the Chanukah tradition of eating fried foods, we'll be exploring some of the most unexpectedly delicious foods you can put in a deep fryer.


Bashevkin Latke Night Pre-Registration

Pre-Registration for Bashevkin Latke Night is open, and the benefits of pre-registering are huge! We'll be giving away amazing prizes, including a hoverboard, video drone copters, and more.

To learn all about Bashevkin Latke Night and register online, click here.

 

Teen event tomorrow, and 4 days left to pre-register for Latke Night

In this post:

   • YIH Teens "Fryin with Frier" tomorrow (Wednesday) evening at YIH
   • Bashevkin Latke Night Prize Preview & Pre-Registration


YIH Teens "Fryin with Frier" Wednesday evening at YIH

Grades 9-12 are invited to join us tomorrow night, the 4th night of Chanukah, Wednesday, 6:00 PM at YIH for "Fryin With Frier."

In keeping with the Chanukah tradition of eating fried foods, we'll be exploring some of the most unexpectedly delicious foods you can put in a deep fryer.

Come fry with us! 

 


Bashevkin Latke Night Pre-Registration

Pre-Registration for Bashevkin Latke Night is open, and the benefits of pre-registering are huge! We'll be giving away amazing prizes, including a hoverboard, video drone copters, and more.

To learn all about Bashevkin Latke Night and register online, click here.

 

YIH Youth LATKE Night this Sunday... Pre-register now!

Bashevkin Latke Night
This Sunday, December 13, 5:00
Click here to pre-register now and save!


What is Bashevkin Latke Night?

Bashevkin Latke Night is our annual Chanukah event that combines bingo, TV-style game shows, Chanukah treats, and amazing prizes, for an evening jampacked with action, excitement, and fun!

What ages can participate?

All ages! This is a family event brought to you by the YIH youth department. Kids old enough to recognize a picture and mark it on a bingo board are ready for LATKE! Kids too old to love winning cash and prizes should stay home.

But December 13 is a school night!

It’s also the 8th night of Chanukah. Loosen up! Live dangerously! You won’t regret it! We promise!

Can I donate a prize?

We’d love that! If the prize is donated by your company, we’ll give you a special plug when the prize is announced.

I want more information!

Call Avi Frier at 954-483-3654 or reply to this email.

BENEFITS OF REGISTERING ONLINE:

  • Save $5 per person
  • Get 2 additional raffle tickets per person
  • Beat the lines with pre check-in
  • Book an entire table of ten and get exclusive up-front reserved seating. No need to arrive early and claim the best spot---it will already be waiting for you!
  • Do it now... Pre-registration closes at 12:00 PM on Sunday!

Click here to pre-register now and take advantage of these benefits and more!

YIH Teen Shabbat Dinner this Friday night - Register now!

All YIH high school students are invited to join us this Friday night, January 1, for Shabbat dinner, a fun program with Elie & Naomi, and a special guest speaker, Rabbi Russ Shulkes. Rabbi Shulkes grew up in our shul and is now the Executive Director of Hillel of Georgia, which serves the Jewish populations on ten college campuses across the State of Georgia.

Mincha this week is at 5:30; dinner following Maariv.

The cost is $18 per person if you register in advance; $25 for walk-ins (walk-ins will be invoiced after Shabbat).

Click here to register now

Use this URL if the one above did not work: http://www.yih.org/event/teen-shabbat-dinner.html

Questions? Reply to this email or call Naomi Baratz at 305-409-9599

YIH Teen Shabbat Dinner POSTPONED

Due to an unexpected number of teens away this weekend, we must postpone our YIH Teen Shabbat Dinner.

We're working on the new date which, because of finals and winter break in January, will be in February or March.

If you already reserved: your payment will be applied to the new date; if you are unable to attend, you will be refunded.

Thank you and Shabbat Shalom!

NCSY Wacky Olympics is cancelled

The NCSY Wacky Olympics scheduled for tomorrow night 1/19/2016 has been cancelled.

YIH Teen Dinner and Youth Lunch This Shabbat - Register now!

This Shabbat, March 4-5, we will have a Teen Shabbat Dinner for grades 9-12, and a Youth Shabbat for grades K-5.

The Teen Shabbat dinner will feature guest speaker Rav Ronen of Bnei Akiva, a fun activity with Elie & Naomi, and more. Come for Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 6:15 and stay for dinner. Program ends 10:00 PM.

The Youth Shabbat Lunch will feature a delicious lunch with fun activities by Sonia, Avi, and your favorite group leaders. Stay after shul; pickup is at 2:30 PM.

The cost for each event is $18 per person with advance reservation; $25 without.

Click here to register.

See you there!

Purim Festivities - sponsors needed

Dear YIH Members,

As we prepare for Purim, big plans are in the works for our annual Mesibat Meir Purim Celebration. As in years past, the celebration is dedicated in loving memory of Michael Zablotsky, the son of Charles and Lily Zablotsky, who was tragically taken from us at age 20, just days before Purim 5755/1995.

We are seeking sponsors for this event; as this is the only time of year that the Youth Department does an open solicitation of funds, I hope we can count on you to help make Purim a wonderful experience for the children of our community. 

Click here to participate now

Every year, our children have loads of fun at the Mesibat Meir Pre-Purim Carnival, but the greatest excitement is always found in the answer to the annual question: What mind-blowing surprise will Avi have for us on Purim night after Megillah reading? I can guarantee you that this year, with your help, no one will be disappointed. It's gonna ROCK!

Thank you in advance, and Happy Purim!

Avi Frier
Youth Director

 

P.S. If you prefer not to use our online form to participate, feel free to reply to this email with your pledge amount and I will have the shul office bill your account. Thank you!

Reminder: Teen Dinner tonight and Youth Lunch tomorrow

There is still some room at tonight's Teen Shabbat Dinner (grades 9-12) and tomorrow's Youth Shabbat Lunch (grades K-5).

We'd love to have you there even if you did not reserve in advance (the shul office will invoice non-registered participants after Shabbat).

The Teen Shabbat dinner will feature guest speaker Rav Ronen of Bnei Akiva, a fun activity with Elie & Naomi, and more. Come for Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 6:15 and stay for dinner. Program ends 10:00 PM.

The Youth Shabbat Lunch will feature a delicious lunch with fun activities by Sonia, Avi, and your favorite group leaders. Stay after shul; pickup is at 2:30 PM.

The cost for each event is $18 per person with advance reservation; $25 without.

Shabbat Shalom!

Help us make Purim even more festive!

Dear YIH Members,

As we prepare for Purim, big plans are in the works for our annual Mesibat Meir Purim Celebration. As in years past, the celebration is dedicated in loving memory of Michael Zablotsky, the son of Charles and Lily Zablotsky, who was tragically taken from us at age 20, just days before Purim 5755/1995.

We are seeking sponsors for this event; as this is the only time of year that the Youth Department does an open solicitation of funds, I hope we can count on you to help make Purim a wonderful experience for the children of our community. 

Click here to participate now

Every year, our children have loads of fun at the Mesibat Meir Pre-Purim Carnival, but the greatest excitement is always found in the answer to the annual question: What mind-blowing surprise will Avi have for us on Purim night after Megillah reading? I can guarantee you that this year, with your help, no one will be disappointed. It's gonna ROCK!

Thank you in advance, and Happy Purim!

Avi Frier
Youth Director

 

P.S. If you prefer not to use our online form to participate, feel free to reply to this email with your pledge amount and I will have the shul office bill your account. Thank you!

Are you on the list of YIH Youth Purim Sponsors?

Dear YIH Members,

Thank you for the wonderful response we've had so far to our annual Mesibat Meir Purim Celebration. The current list of sponsors is below. If you'd like to be added to this list, please click here or reply to this email and let me know.

As in years past, the celebration is dedicated in loving memory of Michael Zablotsky, the son of Charles and Lily Zablotsky, who was tragically taken from us at age 20, just days before Purim 5755/1995.

In addition to the Purim fun your children have come to expect each year, we have listened to your feedback from previous years and will add a Megillah program for young children in a separate room during the main shul Megillah reading. This will make Purim night so much more meaningful for those children, and will help us to increase the decorum (and speed) of the main shul Megillah reading.

We are still seeking sponsors for this event; as this is the only time of year that the Youth Department does an open solicitation of funds, I hope we can count on you to help make Purim a wonderful experience for the children of our community. 

Click here to participate now

Todah Rabbah to the generous sponsors who have already responded:

 

ESTHER SPONSORS ($360):

Tsachi & Jessica Baitner

MORDECHAI SPONSORS ($180):

Daniel & Mimi Bengio
Herbert & Edith Fishler
Menashe & Jamie Frank
Jamie & Heather Hoffman
Dov & Racheli Lasry
Avi & Debra Naider
Sam & Heather Sered
Charles &  Lily Zablotsky

ACHASHVEROSH SPONSORS ($100):

Jay & Ellen Adler
Avi & Judy Baitner
Dror & Avivit Ben-Aharon
Barry & Shelly Cutler
Michael & Nili Davis
Jordan & Tammy Ditchek
Michael & Tsilila Goldberg
Avi & Galit Hack
Martin & Marcy Hoffman
Steven & Sarah Jacoby
Benjamin & Danielle Jaffe
Doron & DV Kahn
David & Susana Kenigsberg
Mark & Crissy Kogan
Joel & Ronit Kornbluth
Jon & Ellen Lasko
Noah & Rachelle Lewinger
Dov & Debra Linzer
Kevin & Rebecca Ohayon
Lawrence & Tobi Reiss
Joseph & Lily Rosenblatt
Benjy & Vanessa Shamah

Every year, our children have loads of fun at the Mesibat Meir Pre-Purim Carnival, but the greatest excitement is always found in the answer to the annual question: What mind-blowing surprise will Avi have for us on Purim night after Megillah reading? I can guarantee you that this year, with your help, no one will be disappointed. It's gonna ROCK!

Thank you and Happy Purim!

Avi Frier
Youth Director

 

P.S. If you prefer not to use our online form to participate, feel free to reply to this email with your pledge amount and I will have the shul office bill your account. Thank you!

YIH Youth Purim Festivities - updated schedule

Purim is almost here, and the celebration starts this Sunday!

Below is a complete schedule of our Youth Purim Festivities, including a brand new addition to Megillah night, exclusively for younger children.

In this email:
 • Mesibat Meir Purim Carnival
 • Special Purim night activity for younger children
 • Mesibat Meir Purim Night Celebration


ANNUAL MESIBAT MEIR PURIM CARNIVAL
Sunday, March 20, 11am-2pm

  • Rides, food, music and fun outside (free to all YIH kids and guests)
  • You will get wet! Leave costumes at home!
  • The Fourth Annual Cub Scout Pack 18 Pine Wood Derby
  • Win prizes at the Bnei Akiva Shuk Purim in the social hall (nominal charge for games, proceeds benefit Bnei Akiva of Hollywood)
  • Teen Volunteers needed. We're getting started at 9:00 AM and will have Community Service letters on hand to give you when you check out.

SPECIAL PURIM NIGHT ACTIVITY FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN

  • NEW FOR 2016/5776: Special Purim program during Megillah reading for children ages 3-7, featuring a funny dramatic presentation of the Purim story.
  • Drop off upstairs in rooms 1-2 at 8:00 PM; pick up after Megillah reading.
  • If your children run around and make noise in the shul during Megillah reading, preventing others from fulfilling the mitzvah of hearing every word of the Megillah, you will be asked to take them out of the room, so please take advantage of this program.
  • Of course, the above does not apply to the noise we make when Haman's name is read, at which time loud obnoxious noise is encouraged!

MESIBAT MEIR PURIM NIGHT CELEBRATION
Wednesday, March 23, after main shul Megillah reading

  • In the south parking lot
  • Purim music & entertainment
  • Pizza, hamantashen and other goodies
  • Another mind-blowing surprise activity!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEENS AND ADULTS

In addition to the opportunity to help out at the carnival and Purim night celebration, we are looking for 9 teens and/or adults to participate in the children's Purim play mentioned above.

This would mean:

  • Arriving at shul at 5:00 PM for rehearsal (a great way to pass the fast)
  • Performing during Megillah reading, so you'll need to catch the 9:30 reading at Rabbi Davis's house

Speak to Avi Frier (or reply to this email) if you're interested.

Reminder: Middle School Oneg Shabbat tonight

We look forward to seeing our 6th-8th graders at tonight's Oneg Shabbat.

WHERE:
at the Shekhter home
4107 N. 50th Avenue
Click here for a map

WHEN:
Tonight (Friday, March 18), 9:30-10:45 PM

WHO:
All 6th-8th graders

See you there!
Shabbat Shalom!

The Purim Carnival is ON

Despite a few drops of rain earlier this morning, the Purim Carnival is ON. We hope to see you there!

If it does rain later today, there is a higher probability that the rain will come after 12:00. So, we will open the outdoor rides early (around 10:15 AM). Feel free to come early to enjoy the outdoor attractions, and you can move inside for the Bnei Akiva Shuk Purim if it starts to rain later.

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Below is a complete schedule of our Youth Purim Festivities, including a brand new addition to Megillah night, exclusively for younger children.

In this email:
 • Mesibat Meir Purim Carnival
 • Special Purim night activity for younger children
 • Mesibat Meir Purim Night Celebration


ANNUAL MESIBAT MEIR PURIM CARNIVAL
Sunday, March 20, 10:15am-2pm

  • Rides, food, music and fun outside (free to all YIH kids and guests)
  • You will get wet! Leave costumes at home!
  • The Fourth Annual Cub Scout Pack 18 Pine Wood Derby
  • Win prizes at the Bnei Akiva Shuk Purim in the social hall (nominal charge for games, proceeds benefit Bnei Akiva of Hollywood)
  • Teen Volunteers needed. We're getting started at 9:00 AM and will have Community Service letters on hand to give you when you check out.

SPECIAL PURIM NIGHT ACTIVITY FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN

  • NEW FOR 2016/5776: Special Purim program during Megillah reading for children ages 3-7, featuring a funny dramatic presentation of the Purim story.
  • Drop off upstairs in rooms 1-2 at 8:00 PM; pick up after Megillah reading.
  • If your children run around and make noise in the shul during Megillah reading, preventing others from fulfilling the mitzvah of hearing every word of the Megillah, you will be asked to take them out of the room, so please take advantage of this program.
  • Of course, the above does not apply to the noise we make when Haman's name is read, at which time loud obnoxious noise is encouraged!

MESIBAT MEIR PURIM NIGHT CELEBRATION
Wednesday, March 23, after main shul Megillah reading

  • In the south parking lot
  • Purim music & entertainment
  • Pizza, hamantashen and other goodies
  • Another mind-blowing surprise activity!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEENS AND ADULTS

In addition to the opportunity to help out at the carnival and Purim night celebration, we are looking for 9 teens and/or adults to participate in the children's Purim play mentioned above.

This would mean:

  • Arriving at shul at 5:00 PM for rehearsal (a great way to pass the fast)
  • Performing during Megillah reading, so you'll need to catch the 9:30 reading at Rabbi Davis's house

Speak to Avi Frier (or reply to this email) if you're interested.

Special Purim program for younger children - We need your help!

SPECIAL PURIM NIGHT ACTIVITY FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN

We are looking for some volunteer actors to help make this special program even more meaningful. Prior acting experience not necessary! Adults, teens, and preteens welcome. Reply to this email for details.

  • NEW FOR 2016/5776: Special Purim program during Megillah reading for children ages 3-7, featuring a funny dramatic presentation of the Purim story.
  • Drop off upstairs in rooms 1-2 at 8:00 PM; pick up after Megillah reading.
  • If your children run around and make noise in the shul during Megillah reading, preventing others from fulfilling the mitzvah of hearing every word of the Megillah, you will be asked to take them out of the room, so please take advantage of this program.
  • Of course, the above does not apply to the noise we make when Haman's name is read, at which time loud obnoxious noise is encouraged!

MESIBAT MEIR PURIM NIGHT CELEBRATION
Wednesday, March 23, after main shul Megillah reading

  • In the south parking lot
  • Purim music & entertainment
  • Pizza, hamantashen and other goodies
  • Another mind-blowing surprise activity!

 

Meeting tomorrow night for YIH Youth Year-End Event

Volunteers are needed for our YIH Youth Year-End Event, Family Fun Day & BBQ, May 30 at TY Park.

There will be a meeting tomorrow night (Tuesday 5/3) at 8:30 PM. This will be our only meeting, as all future follow-up with volunteers will take place via email.

If you are interested in attending the meeting, please reply to this email.

Thanks!

Avi Frier

Register now for YIH Youth Family Fun Day!

Join us Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day) for YIH Youth Family Fun Day at TY Park!

This event is free with advance reservation; $10 for walk-ins. Click here to reserve now

If you cannot view the flier below, please click here.

Register now for YIH Youth Family Fun Day!

Join us Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day) for YIH Youth Family Fun Day at TY Park!

This event is free with advance reservation; $10 for walk-ins. Click here to reserve now

If you cannot view the flier below, please click here.

Shavuot night learning for Middle & High School

We have a great lineup of classes for Middle School and High School students on Shavuot night (this coming Saturday night, June 11).

PLEASE NOTE: The high school program will run all night, but middle schoolers must be picked up by 2:40 AM, unless they are with a parent or responsible adult in one of the shul's learning programs for the remainder of the night .

Here's the full schedule for Middle School and High School:

  MIDDLE SCHOOL
in Room 5 unless otherwise noted
HIGH SCHOOL
in Rooms 1&2  unless otherwise noted
11:30-11:45pm All Night, Baby!
an introduction to Tikun L'yail Shavuot
with Avi Frier in rooms 1&2
11:45pm-midnight Medical Ethics Discussion
with Dr. Avi Baitner in rooms 1&2
12:00-12:40am Milchamot Shel Oogah:
Har Sinai Edition

Create the moment of Kabalas Hatorah
Rabbi Grossman provides the Torah and ingredients; you bring your culinary creativity. Judges will be present to decide the winner
Jewish Ethical Dilemmas
with Rabbi Weinstock
12:50-1:30am How Did They Know?
with Rabbi Davis
Har Sinai: The Greatest Wedding
of All Time

with Shalva Ginsparg
1:40-2:20am Shavuot Shmooze
with Rabbi Ryan Girnun
Seeing Is Believing
with Rabbi Avi Spodek
2:20-2:50am ICE CREAM SUNDAE EXTRAVAGANZA
in the social hall
2:50-3:30am

Layla Tov!
Thanks for joining us!

Origins of the Torah's Punctuation
with Rabbi Weinstock
3:40-4:20am The Test & Triumph of Matan Torah
with Gita Ginsparg
4:30-5:20am The Uniqueness of Eretz Yisrael
with our Bnot Sherut
5:30am SHACHARIT in the main shul

 

Youth Kickoff Event: Glow Party, Monday Sep. 7

Are you ready to get your glow on?

This year's kickoff event will be a Glow-In-The-Dark Pizza Party, featuring some of the coolest luminescent activities you've ever seen in the YIH Social Hall!

It all happens Monday, September 7, starting at 4:30 PM.

The event is free with advance reservations; $5 per person at the door.

Click here to register.

(if the link above does not work, click "Read More" below and try again)

YIH Youth Kickoff Event - Cosmic Glow Party

Don't miss our most cosmic Youth Kickoff Event ever!

  • Are you ready to get your glow on? This year's kickoff event will be a Glow-In-The-Dark Pizza Party, featuring some of the coolest luminescent activities you've ever seen in the YIH Social Hall, including Cosmic Mini Golf
     
  • This event is fun for all ages and will take place Monday, Sep 7, starting at 4:30 PM.
     
  • Cost: FREE with advance reservation; $5 per person at the door.
     
  • Click here to reserve

​We are in need of teen volunteers who can help with this event. Please reply to this email if interested.

This week's youth & teen events at YIH

Announcements included in this post:

• Teen Oneg Shabbat this Friday Night
• Bnei Akiva Snif on Shabbat Afternoon
• Middle School Selichot Event Saturday Night
• Other Upcoming Events


Teen Oneg Shabbat this Friday Night, 9:30 PM

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Join us at the home of Miriam Baitner, 5821 Quiet Oak Lane (Arapahoe). This is our first Oneg Shabbat of the year--help make it a great one!


Bnei Akiva Snif on Shabbat Afternoon

Grades 3-6: Did you know that Bnei Akiva Snif is back at Young Israel every Shabbat? Join us for the fun, one hour before Mincha, at the Bayit. This week's Snif time: 5:55 PM


Middle School Selichot Event Saturday Night, 9:30 PM

Grades 6-8: Join us upstairs in rooms 1 and 2 for fun activities, pizza, ice cream, a meaningful pre-Selichot program, and abbreviated Selichot.


Other Upcoming Events

  • Sun, Oct 5, 10am: Sukkah Decorating Party, grades K-5
  • Shabbat, Oct 11: The Great Sukkah Hop
  • Sunday, Oct 12: Teen Sukkah Tailgate BBQ at Sun Life Stadium. Get your own tickets to see the Dolphins play the Packers, and join us before the game for a tailgate of epic proportions!
  • Monday, Oct 13, 5pm: Annual Simchat Beit HaShoeva. You will get wet.
  • Simchat Torah, Friday, Oct 17, after shul: Annual teen Simchat Torah BBQ at the Frier home, 4031 N. 41st Court
  • Mon, Nov 3, 5:30-7:30pm: Anti-Semitism on College Campuses: Are You Prepared? – a workshop for High School Seniors. Presented by Broward Jewish Federation. For info visit jewishbroward.org/calendar/college
  • Saturday Night, Nov 8, 6:45pm: The return of “V’shinantam Rocks!”
  • Saturday Night, Nov 22, 7:00pm: V’shinantam PLUS
  • December 5-6: Bnei Akiva Shabbaton for grades 9-12
  • Sunday, December 6, 6:00 PM: 14th Annual Bashevkin Latke Night
  • Saturday Night, December 13: Teen Panoply Challenge

For more information, please visit www.YIHyouth.com

YIH Rosh Hashana Youth Schedule

Announcements included in this message:

     • Rosh Hashana Schedule & Groups Info
     • Kol HaNe'arim Chupah
     • Upcoming Youth Events
     • The Great Sukkah Hop


Rosh Hashana Schedule & Groups Info

The details below apply to both days of Rosh Hashana, at the shul and at the club.

Grade 3 and younger:

  • General Info:
    • Please drop off children at groups.  Children will receive a wristband and will not be permitted to leave unless picked up by an adult.
    • Lunch will be provided. Please advise staff of any allergies. Lunch includes: bagel or sliced bread with choice of cream cheese, butter, strawberry or raspberry jelly; baby carrots; fruit cup; chips; cookies.
    • Families that did not register in advance will be invoiced by the shul office.
    • Children who are not in groups must be directly supervised by a parent.
  • Schedule:
    • 9:00-10:00am: Game Room
    • 10:00am: Snack
    • 10:15am: Tefillah with group leaders
    • 10:35am: Shofar Blowing, followed by Rosh Hashanah Learning with Group Leaders
    • 10:50am: Activities vary by day and location:
      • Rosh Hashana Bingo with prizes (Thursday at the Club; Friday at the Shul)
      • The Great Rosh Hashana Apples & Honey Taste Test (Thursday at the Shul; Friday at the Club)
    • 11:30am: Dairy Lunch Provided (Kiddush, motzi, and benching with Group Leaders)
    • 12:00-1:00pm: Game Room

Grades 4 & 5:

  • Location:
    • At the club: Meet Rabbi Grossman in the lobby
    • At the shul: Meet Avi Frier in the Chapel (if the Hashkama Minyan has not concluded by 9:40am, we will meet in the library instead)
  • Schedule:
    • 9:40am: Rosh Hashana Tefillah, Story, and Discussion
    • 10:30am: All participants return to shul for Shofar Blowing and Musaf

Kol HaNe'arim Chupah

The Kol Ha’Nearim aliyah each Simchat Torah is a moving and poignant moment. As the children crowd onto the Bimah, they look up to the chupah above them and see their names. This year we are once again planning special experiences for our children which will further enhance everyone's enjoyment of this special day. To have your children’s names inscribed on the Kol Ha’Nearim Chupah, please click here to access the inscription form.


 

Upcoming Youth Events

 

  • Sun, Oct 5, 10am: Sukkah Decorating Party, grades K-5
  • Shabbat, Oct 11: The Great Sukkah Hop (please see notes below)
  • Sunday, Oct 12: Teen Sukkah Tailgate BBQ at Sun Life Stadium. Get your own tickets to see the Dolphins play the Packers, and join us before the game for a tailgate of epic proportions!
  • Monday, Oct 13, 5pm: Annual Simchat Beit HaShoeva. You will get wet.
  • Simchat Torah, Friday, Oct 17, after shul: Annual Teen Simchat Torah BBQ at the Frier home, 4031 N. 41st Court
  • Mon, Nov 3, 5:30-7:30pm: Anti-Semitism on College Campuses: Are You Prepared? a workshop for High School Seniors. Presented by Broward Jewish Federation. Info: jewishbroward.org/calendar/college
  • Saturday Night, Nov 8, 6:45pm: The return of “V’shinantam Rocks!
  • Saturday Night, Nov 22, 7:00pm: V’shinantam PLUS
  • December 5-6: Bnei Akiva Shabbaton for grades 9-12
  • Sunday, December 6, 6:00 PM: 14th Annual Bashevkin Latke Night
  • Saturday Night, December 13: Teen Panoply Challenge
  • Sunday, December 21: Bnei Akiva Chesed Event

The Great Sukkah Hop

Grades K-6 are invited to join us after shul, Shabbat Chol Hamoed Oct 11

WE NEED YOUR SUKKAH! Help us pull of another amazing Sukkah Hop! As always, the Hop runs as a progressive meal: Kiddush and Hamotzi at the shul; appetizers at the first sukkah; main course at the second sukkah; dessert and pickup at the Eisenmann sukkah.

Please contact Avi Frier at 954-483-3654 or avi@yihyouth.com to volunteer your sukkah for a course for your child’s age group.


For more information, please visit www.YIHyouth.com

Dolphins Sukkot Tailgate for YIH Teens & Families

The YIH Youth Department invites you to join us next Sunday, October 12, for a Sukkot Tailgate Party at Sun Life Stadium, when the Dolphins take on the Green Bay Packers.

Got a question? We'll try and answer all of them below...

What time does it start?
Festivities begin at 11AM; Game time: 1PM.

Who is invited?
YIH Teens and YIH families. Teens are welcome to join us by themselves; younger children must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

Will there be a Sukkah?
Of course! And we thank Avromi and Beth Friedman for making it possible.

Where should we go when we get to Sun Life?
We'll let you know the exact location on Sunday morning. It will be posted on Twitter and on our Facebook page, and will also be emailed to the people who RSVP.

How much does it cost?
Teens: $15 per person; Adults: $20 per person; kids 12 and under with parent(s): $15 per person

Can I bring anything?
Payment as detailed above, a football to throw around, tickets for the game, and your Dolphins Spirit! We'll take care of the rest!

How do I RSVP?
Easy! Send an email to avi "at" yihyouth.com and let us know how many people you're bringing.

Will YIH be arranging tickets to the game?
No, that part is up to you. But we can assure you that wherever you get your tickets, and wherever you may be sitting, you will NOT go to your seats hungry.

What will you be serving?
Burgers, hot dogs, wings, salads, pickles, drinks, chips, dessert, etc. Standard BBQ tailgate fare. There will be water for netilat yadayim and benchers for brikat hamazon. If you have any special dietary needs, please include your request when you RSVP.

What if I have additional questions that weren't answered in this email?
Send an email to avi "at" yihyouth.com with your question. We'll do our best to answer.

 

YIH Sukkot Activities for Youth & Teens

Information included in this message:

 • The Great Sukkah Hop (Shabbat Chol HaMoed, October 11)
 • Sukkot Tailgate Party @ Sun Life Stadium (Sunday, Oct 12)
 • Simchat Beit HaShoeva (Monday, October 13)
 • Mini Hakafot for the Mini Ones (Shemini Atzeret, Thurs, Oct 16)
 • Teen Simchat Torah BBQ (Simchat Torah, Friday, Oct 17)
 • Other Upcoming Youth Events...

Click here to download a printable flier detailing all of these activities.


The Great Sukkah Hop (Shabbat Chol HaMoed, October 11)

On Shabbat Chol HaMoed, October 11, Grades K-6 are invited to join us after the Main Minyan Kiddush for the annual Great Sukkah Hop.

The Great Sukkah Hop is a progressive meal, starting with Kiddush & Hamotzi in the shul Sukkah, followed by appetizers and main courses at the Sukkahs on the chart below, and ending with dessert at the Eisenmann Sukkah.

All groups are accompanied by teen group leaders from the YIH Youth Department. Please pick up your children promptly at the conclusion of The Hop.

 


Sukkot Tailgate Party @ Sun Life Stadium (Sunday, Oct 12)

The YIH Youth Department invites you to join us next Sunday, October 12, for a Sukkot Tailgate Party at Sun Life Stadium, when the Dolphins take on the Green Bay Packers.

Please click here for the full details about this event.

 


Simchat Beit HaShoeva (Monday, October 13)

Join us at the shul at 5:00 PM for the Annual YIH Youth Simchat Beit HaShoeva. You will get wet. $10 admission per person includes water attractions and pizza.

 


Mini Hakafot for the Mini Ones (Shemini Atzeret, Thurs, Oct 16)

On Thursday, October 16 (Shemini Atzeret) at 4:00 PM, bring your mini ones for Mini Hakafot in the Social Hall. We’ll sing and dance with the Torahs, give out tasty treats, and have a great time. It’s just like Simchat Torah, only without staying up past our bedtimes!

 


Teen Simchat Torah BBQ (Simchat Torah, Friday, Oct 17)

All YIH 9th-12th graders are invited to the Frier home (4031 N. 41 Ct.) for a BBQ after shul on Simchat Torah. See you there!

 


Other Upcoming Youth Events...

  • Mon, Nov 3, 5:30-7:30pm: Anti-Semitism on College Campuses: Are You Prepared? a workshop for High School Seniors. Presented by Broward Jewish Federation. Click here for info.
  • Saturday Night, Nov 8, 6:45pm: The return of “V’shinantam Rocks!
  • Saturday Night, Nov 22, 7:00pm: V’shinantam PLUS
  • December 5-6: Bnei Akiva Shabbaton for grades 9-12
  • Sunday, December 6, 6:00 PM: 14th Annual Bashevkin Latke Night
  • Saturday Night, December 13: Teen Panoply Challenge. Click here for info.
  • Sunday, December 21: Bnei Akiva Chesed Event
  • January 15-23: Winter Break Adventures winter day camp program for kids in K-6. Details and registration info coming soon.

Tonight's Simchat Beit HaShoeva --- RAIN OR SHINE --- and more...

Information included in this email:

• Tonight's Simchat Beit HaShoeva (Monday, October 13)
• Mini Hakafot for the Mini Ones (Shemini Atzeret, Thurs, Oct 16)
• Teen Simchat Torah BBQ (Simchat Torah, Friday, Oct 17)
• Other Upcoming Youth Events...

Click here to download a printable flier detailing all of these activities.


Simchat Beit HaShoeva (Monday, October 13)

Join us TODAY at the shul at 5:00 PM for the Annual YIH Youth Simchat Beit HaShoeva. You will get wet anyway, so this event will happen RAIN OR SHINE. $10 admission per person includes water attractions and pizza.

 


Mini Hakafot for the Mini Ones (Shemini Atzeret, Thurs, Oct 16)

On Thursday, October 16 (Shemini Atzeret) at 4:00 PM, bring your mini ones for Mini Hakafot in the Social Hall. We’ll sing and dance with the Torahs, give out tasty treats, and have a great time. It’s just like Simchat Torah, only without staying up past our bedtimes!

 


Teen Simchat Torah BBQ (Simchat Torah, Friday, Oct 17)

All YIH 9th-12th graders are invited to the Frier home (4031 N. 41 Ct.) for a BBQ after shul on Simchat Torah. See you there!

 


Other Upcoming Youth Events...

  • Mon, Nov 3, 5:30-7:30pm: Anti-Semitism on College Campuses: Are You Prepared? a workshop for High School Seniors. Presented by Broward Jewish Federation. Click here for info.
  • Saturday Night, Nov 8, 6:45pm: The return of “V’shinantam Rocks!
  • Sunday, November 9, 4:00pm: Jr. NCSY Limousine Scavenger Hunt (grades 6-8)
  • Saturday Night, Nov 22, 7:00pm: V’shinantam PLUS
  • December 5-6: Bnei Akiva Shabbaton for grades 9-12
  • Sunday, December 6, 6:00 PM: 14th Annual Bashevkin Latke Night
  • Saturday Night, December 13: Teen Panoply Challenge. Click here for info.
  • Sunday, December 21: Bnei Akiva Chesed Event
  • Monday, December 22: Jr. NCSY Chanukah Party (grades 6-8)
  • January 15-23: Winter Break Adventures winter day camp program for kids in K-6. Details and registration info coming soon.

Upcoming YIH Youth & Teen Activities

Scroll through this post to learn about these upcoming events:

 • Bnei Akiva Event for grades 3-6 (this coming Sunday, November 2)
 • The Return of V'Shinantam Rocks (Saturday Night, November 8)
 • Jr. NCSY Limo Scavenger Hunt for grades 6-8 (Sunday, November 9)
 • 14th Annual Bashevkin Latke Night (Sunday, December 6, 6pm)
 • Teen Panoply (Saturday Night, December 13)
 • Other Upcoming Youth Events...

 


Bnei Akiva Event for grades 3-6 (this coming Sunday, November 2)


The Return of V'Shinantam Rocks (Saturday Night, November 8)


Jr. NCSY Limo Scavenger Hunt for grades 6-8 (Sunday, November 9)

Registration details for this event are coming soon
and will be emailed as soon as they are available.


14th Annual Bashevkin Latke Night (Sunday, December 6, 6pm)


Teen Panoply (Saturday Night, December 13)
Click the image below to view the trailer and register for this event


All Upcoming Youth Events...

  • Sunday, November 2, 4-6pm: Bnei Akiva and the Wonderful, Amazing, Excellent, Very Good Day, a fun event for grades 3-6 at the Bayit.

  • Mon Nov 3 5:30-7:30pm: 12th graders’ workshop: Anti-Semitism on College Campus: Are You Prepared?  jewishbroward.org/calendar/college

  • Saturday Night, Nov 8, 6:45pm: The return of “V’shinantam Rocks!

  • Sunday, Nov 9, 4pm: Jr. NCSY Limousine Scavenger Hunt (grades 6-8)

  • Saturday Night, Nov 22, 7:00pm: V’shinantam PLUS

  • December 5-6: Bnei Akiva Shabbaton for grades 9-12

  • Sunday, December 6, 6:00 PM: 14th Annual Bashevkin Latke Night

  • Saturday Night, December 13: Teen Panoply Challenge. Have you put together your team yet? Competition will be fierce...

  • Sunday, December 21: Bnei Akiva Chesed Event

  • Monday, December 22, 6pm: Jr. NCSY Chanukah Party for grades 6-8

  • January 15-23: Winter Break Adventures winter day camp program for kids in K-6. Details and registration info coming soon.

Upcoming YIH Youth & Teen Activities

Upcoming events detailed in this post:

 • The Return of V'Shinantam Rocks (this Saturday night!)
 • Youth Minyan USA Incentive Program exclusively for grades 6-8
 • 14th Annual Bashevkin Latke Night (Sunday, December 6, 6pm)
 • Teen Panoply (Saturday Night, December 13)
 • Other Upcoming Youth Events...


The Return of V'Shinantam Rocks (This Saturday Night!)


 

Youth Minyan USA Incentive Program exclusively for grades 6-8

We are excited to announce a brand new incentive program exclusively for middle schoolers who attend, participate, and assist in leadership roles in the YIH Youth Minyan.

The details of this exciting program will be revealed at the Youth Minyan on Shabbat, November 22. Don't miss it!


14th Annual Bashevkin Latke Night (Sunday, December 6, 6pm)


Teen Panoply (Saturday Night, December 13)
Click the image below to view the trailer and register for this event


Other Upcoming Youth Events...

  • This Sunday's Jr. NCSY Limousine Scavenger Hunt has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon.

  • Friday, November 21: Early Registration Deadline for Winter Break Adventures

  • Shabbat, Nov. 22: The launch of the Youth Minyan USA Incentive Program for middle schoolers who participate in the Youth Minyan.

  • Shabbat, Nov 22: Shabbat Lunch for 9th Graders at the Weinstock home. RSVP to Rabbi Weinstock.

  • Saturday Night, Nov 22, 7:00pm: V’shinantam PLUS

  • December 5-6: Bnei Akiva Shabbaton for grades 9-12

  • Sunday, December 7, 6:00 PM: 14th Annual Bashevkin Latke Night

  • Saturday Night, December 13: Teen Panoply Challenge. Have you put together your team yet? Competition will be fierce. Click here to register!

  • Sunday, December 21: Bnei Akiva Chesed Event

  • Monday, December 22, 6pm: Jr. NCSY Chanukah Party for grades 6-8

  • January 15-23: Winter Break Adventures winter day camp program for kids in K-6. Click here for details and registration info.

YIH Youth: This Shabbat and Beyond

Upcoming events detailed in this post:

 • HUGE Announcement for Middle Schoolers at this week's Youth Minyan
 • V'Shinantam PLUS (this Saturday night!)
 • 14th Annual Bashevkin Latke Night (Sunday, December 6, 6pm)
 • Teen Panoply (Saturday Night, December 13)
 • Other Upcoming Youth Events...


HUGE Announcement for Middle Schoolers at this week's Youth Minyan:
Youth Minyan USA Incentive Program exclusively for grades 6-8

We are excited to announce a brand new incentive program exclusively for middle schoolers who attend, participate, and assist in leadership roles in the YIH Youth Minyan.

The details of this exciting program will be revealed at the Youth Minyan this Shabbat. Be there at 9:30am and you'll already be on your way to earning the biggest prize we've ever offered to Youth Minyan participants!


V'Shinantam PLUS (this Saturday night!)

This week's V'Shinantam PLUS will feature amazing surprise entertainment. There is a requested contribution of $10 per child to defray the cost of V’shinantam PLUS.

PLUS: The long-awaited return of "Jump For Dollars" and a "Mizrach" Encore!

It all starts at 7:00 PM. See you there!

 


14th Annual Bashevkin Latke Night (Sunday, December 6, 6pm)

 


Teen Panoply (Saturday Night, December 13)
Click the image below to view the trailer and register for this event

 


Other Upcoming Youth Events...

  • Thursday, December 4, 7:30pm: Hollywood NCSY Latte & Learn @ Dunkin Donuts for grades 9-12.

  • December 5-6: Bnei Akiva Shabbaton for grades 9-12

  • December 5-6: Jr. NCSY Shabbaton for grades 6-8 at Sky Lake Synagogue. To register, or for more info, visit southern.ncsy.org

  • Sunday, December 7, 6:00 PM: 14th Annual Bashevkin Latke Night

  • Thurs, Dec 11, 7:30pm: Hollywood NCSY Latte & Learn @ Dunkin Donuts for grades 9-12.

  • Friday night, Dec. 12, 8pm: Middle School Oneg Shabbat, location TBA

  • Saturday Night, December 13:Teen Panoply Challenge. Have you put together your team yet? Competition will be fierce. Click here to register!

  • Thurs, Dec 18, 7:30pm: Hollywood NCSY Latte & Learn @ Dunkin Donuts for grades 9-12.

  • Fri. night, Dec. 19, 8pm: High School Oneg Shabbat at the Ciment home

  • Sunday, December 21: Bnei Akiva Chesed Event

  • Monday, December 22, 6pm: Jr. NCSY Chanukah Party for grades 6-8

  • January 15-23: Winter Break Adventures winter day camp program for kids in K-6. Click here for details and registration info.

Latke Night This Sunday... info you should know!

Excitement is in the air... the 14th annual Bashevkin Latke Night is just around the corner. It all happens Sunday, December 7, 6:00 PM at Young Israel.

You've got questions. This post has the answers!

  1. What is Bashevkin Latke Night?
  2. Who can participate?
  3. What prizes are being offered?
  4. Will food be served?
  5. Can middle school and high school students earn community service hours volunteering at Bashevkin Latke Night?
  6. How much does it cost to participate?

 

Scroll down for the answers to these questions...

What is Bashevkin Latke Night?

Glad you asked! Bashevkin Latke Night is a YIH tradition for kids of all ages, introduced in 2001 by Youth Director Extraordinaire Amram Bendahan. The original Latke event was an evening of Chanukah-themed Bingo, with all sorts of incredible prizes.

Today, the prizes are still awesome (and plentiful), but the event has evolved into a mash-up of Bingo and Let's Make A Deal, with a twist of Panoply and other surprises. This year, we’ve also updated the look of the game and added a lightning-fast Bingo-style game called “POW!”

 


Who can participate?

Everyone can play, regardless of age. Children don’t even need to be old enough to read to recognize the pictures on the Latke board.

 


What prizes are being offered?

This year’s prizes include toys for kids of all ages, and electronics for everyone: Android tablets, Beats Studio headphones, a Sony PS4, a Bluetooth Karaoke Party Machine and more. There are also Amazon and Target gift cards, and other great prizes.

Here's a picture we snapped after one of our Latke Night prize shopping trips. There's more where that came from!

 


Will food be served?

Yes. There will be pizza, donuts, popcorn, sno kones, and other yummy treats. All food is included in the cost of admission.

 


Can middle school and high school students earn community service hours volunteering at Bashevkin Latke Night?

Absolutely! We need volunteers to assist with check-in, serving food, giving out prizes, etc. At the end of the evening, all volunteers will be given a letter certifying their hours worked.

All volunteers who arrive at 4:00 PM and get to work will be invited to play Latke at no charge.

 


How much does it cost to participate?

The cost of this event is $18 per player; $5 per adult non-player.

We look forward to seeing you at the gotta-be-there Chanukah event everyone looks forward to! Be there or miss out…

Got more questions? Call Avi Frier at 954-483-3654.

 

YIH Youth: Shabbat Chanukah and Beyond

Upcoming events detailed in this email:

 • High School Oneg Shabbat TONIGHT at the Ciment home
 • Jr. NCSY Chanukah Party for grades 6-8, Monday evening
 • Winter Break Adventures, January 15-23
 • Other Upcoming Youth Events...​


High School Oneg Shabbat TONIGHT at the Ciment home

The Ciments live at 4141 N. 41st Street. See you there at 8:30 PM!

 


Jr. NCSY Chanukah Party for grades 6-8, Monday evening

Join us upstairs at the shul, Monday at 6:00 PM for...

  • Pizza, latkes, and other delicious Chanukah treats
  • Latke and Sufganiyot eating contests
  • High Stakes Dreidel
  • Chanukah Gift Exchange (please bring a wrapped gift costing $4-$6)

 


Winter Break Adventures, January 15-23

Put a little adventure in your winter break with Winter Break Adventures, a winter break day camp program for kids in grades K-6. This year's WBA dates are:

 • Week 1: Thursday & Friday, January 15-16, 2015
 • Week 2: Monday-Friday, January 19-23, 2015
 • Click here for full program details and registration form

Program Features:

Sports, Drama, Arts & Crafts • Special guest performers • Age-appropriate tefilah • Fun learning program • Surprise special events • Snacks & drinks included; lunch program available • 1:6 staff-camper ratio
 

Trip Highlights*:

Funderdome • Glow Bowling • Lion Country Safari • Everglades Wildlife Adventure • Museum of Discovery & Science/IMAX • Florida Panthers “Rink of Dreams” Experience

Click here for full program details and registration form

 

 


Other Upcoming Youth Events...

  • Friday night, Dec. 26, 8pm: Middle School Oneg Shabbat, location TBA

  • Saturday night, Jan 3, 7:00pm: V’Shinantam ROCKS

  • Sunday, January 11, 5pm: Jr. NCSY Limousine Scavenger Hunt for grades 6-8. $25 per person if you reserve by Jan. 2; $30 after.

  • January 15-23: Winter Break Adventures winter day camp program for kids in K-6. Click here for details.

  • Saturday night, Jan 31, 7:15pm: V’Shinantam PLUS

  • Sunday, Feb 8, 6pm: Jr. NCSY Presents “The Blind Side” (grades 6-8)

  • Saturday night, Feb 14, 7:30pm: V’Shinantam PLUS

     


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Grades 6-8: Lots going on tonight, Shabbat, and beyond

Announcements for grades 6-8 in this email:

  • Reminder: Jr. NCSY Chanukah Party TONIGHT
  • Middle School Oneg Shabbat this Friday night
  • Earn a free trip to Universal Studios
  • Other Upcoming Youth Events...


Reminder: Jr. NCSY Chanukah Party TONIGHT

Join us upstairs at the shul, TONIGHT (Monday) at 6:00 PM for...

  • Pizza, latkes, and other delicious Chanukah treats
  • Latke and Sufganiyot eating contests
  • High Stakes Dreidel
  • Chanukah Gift Exchange (please bring a wrapped gift costing $4-$6)

 


 

Middle School Oneg Shabbat this Friday night

Join us this Friday night at 8:30 PM, at the home of Moshe Amar, 3860 N. 40th Avenue, for another great Oneg Shabbat exclusively for grades 6-8.

 


Earn a free trip to Universal Studios

In case you haven't heard, we recently announced a way that middle schoolers can earn a free trip to Universal Studios just for attending and assisting as a leader in the Youth Minyan.

If you were not there for the big announcement, and have not been to the Youth Minyan since this program was announced, you can still join us and start with a clean slate. This "second chance" is only good if you join us during the month of December, so come on in and check it out!

Here's how the program works:

  • Every time you attend the Youth Minyan, you receive points. These points are given out a few times throughout Shabbat morning, so you benefit from arriving on time and staying until it ends.
  • You can earn huge bonus points for assisting as a leader. There are opportunities for both boys and girls, including divrei Torah, announcing pages, and serving as Gabbai, baal koreh, and baal tefilah. We'll offer you plenty of ways to earn bonus points as we go.
  • Everyone who scores an average of at least 9 points out of a possible 15 per week over the remainder of the year, will earn this free trip.
  • If your friend is celebrating his bar mitzvah in the main shul, you will receive 10 points for attending the bar mitzvah and staying in the entire time; just let us know you were there and we'll make sure you get the credit.
  • Questions? Ask Avi Frier or Rabbi Grossman. We're happy to help!

 


Other Upcoming Youth Events...

  • Saturday night, Jan 3, 7:00pm: V’Shinantam ROCKS

  • Sunday, January 11, 5pm: Jr. NCSY Limousine Scavenger Hunt for grades 6-8. $25 per person if you reserve by Jan. 2; $30 after.

  • January 15-23: Winter Break Adventures winter day camp program for kids in K-6. Click here for details.

  • Saturday night, Jan 31, 7:15pm: V’Shinantam PLUS

  • Sunday, Feb 8, 6pm: Jr. NCSY Presents “The Blind Side” (grades 6-8)

  • Saturday night, Feb 14, 7:30pm: V’Shinantam PLUS

     


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Countdown to Winter Break Adventures

We're gearing up for an amazing Winter Break, which starts in less than two weeks! Get in on the adventure... Register today!

Winter Break Adventures is a winter break day camp program for kids in grades K-6.

This year's WBA dates are:
 • Week 1: Thursday & Friday, January 15-16, 2015
 • Week 2: Monday-Friday, January 19-23, 2015
 • CLICK HERE FOR INFO & REGISTRATION

Program Features*:

 

Sports, Drama, Arts & Crafts • Special guest performers • Age-appropriate tefilah 

• Fun learning program • Surprise special events • Snacks & drinks included; lunch program available • 1:6 staff-camper ratio
 

Trip Highlights*:

Funderdome • Glow Bowling • Lion Country Safari • Everglades Wildlife Adventure • Museum of Discovery & Science/IMAX • Florida Panthers “Rink of Dreams” Experience

CLICK HERE FOR INFO & REGISTRATION

General Info:

  • Offered by the Young Israel of Hollywood-Ft. Lauderdale Youth Department, under the direction of Avi Frier, Youth Director, and a hand-picked staff of counselors.
  • Open to boys and girls in kindergarten through 6th grades.
  • Drop-off at Young Israel of Hollywood each morning at 8:00 AM.
  • Pick up at Young Israel at 4:00 PM (on Fridays, pick up is at 3:00 PM)
  • Each day begins with age-appropriate tefilah; the rest of the day is divided into activity periods, including sports, arts & crafts, fun learning, entertainment, trips, and much more.
  • All trips utilize county approved and inspected school buses with experienced, professional drivers.
  • Snacks and drinks are provided to all participants free of charge; an optional lunch program is available for $8 per day.
  • Questions? Call Avi Frier at 954-483-3654 or email avi@yihyouth.com.

CLICK HERE FOR INFO & REGISTRATION

Fees:

  • Full Program (7 days): $299.00 
  • Week 2 only (5 days): $249.00
  • Pay per day: $59.00 per day
  • Lunch program: $8.00 per day
  • Sibling Discount: 5% for the second child; 10% for the third; 15% for the fourth; etc...

* Trip list and other program details are provided as examples only, and are subject to change without notice. Visit this page as WBA gets closer for our up-to-date program lineup.

CLICK HERE FOR INFO & REGISTRATION

 

Winter Break Adventures starts in just 1 week!

We're gearing up for an amazing Winter Break, which starts in just one week! Get in on the adventure... Register today!

Please note: We have openings for 1 or 2 teens who would like to work as WBA counselors. Please reply if interested.

Winter Break Adventures is a winter break day camp program for kids in grades K-6.

This year's WBA dates are:
 • Week 1: Thursday & Friday, January 15-16, 2015
 • Week 2: Monday-Friday, January 19-23, 2015
 • CLICK HERE FOR INFO & REGISTRATION

Program Features*:

Sports, Drama, Arts & Crafts • Special guest performers • Age-appropriate tefilah • Fun learning program • Surprise special events • Snacks & drinks included; lunch program available • 1:6 staff-camper ratio
 

Trip Highlights*:

Funderdome • Glow Bowling • Lion Country Safari • Everglades Wildlife Adventure • Museum of Discovery & Science/IMAX • Florida Panthers “Rink of Dreams” Experience

CLICK HERE FOR INFO & REGISTRATION

General Info:

  • Offered by the Young Israel of Hollywood-Ft. Lauderdale Youth Department, under the direction of Avi Frier, Youth Director, and a hand-picked staff of counselors.
  • Open to boys and girls in kindergarten through 6th grades.
  • Drop-off at Young Israel of Hollywood each morning at 8:00 AM.
  • Pick up at Young Israel at 4:00 PM (on Fridays, pick up is at 3:00 PM)
  • Each day begins with age-appropriate tefilah; the rest of the day is divided into activity periods, including sports, arts & crafts, fun learning, entertainment, trips, and much more.
  • All trips utilize county approved and inspected school buses with experienced, professional drivers.
  • Snacks and drinks are provided to all participants free of charge; an optional lunch program is available for $8 per day.
  • Questions? Call Avi Frier at 954-483-3654 or email avi@yihyouth.com.

CLICK HERE FOR INFO & REGISTRATION

Fees:

  • Full Program (7 days): $299.00 
  • Week 2 only (5 days): $249.00
  • Pay per day: $59.00 per day
  • Lunch program: $8.00 per day
  • Sibling Discount: 5% for the second child; 10% for the third; 15% for the fourth; etc...

* Trip list and other program details are provided as examples only, and are subject to change without notice. Visit this page as WBA gets closer for our up-to-date program lineup.

CLICK HERE FOR INFO & REGISTRATION

 

Purim Festivities - sponsors needed

Dear YIH Members,

As we prepare for Purim, big plans are in the works for our annual Mesibat Meir Purim Celebration. As in years past, the celebration is dedicated in loving memory of Michael Zablotsky, the son of Charles and Lily Zablotsky, who was tragically taken from us at age 20, just days before Purim 5755/1995.

We are seeking sponsors for this event; as this is the only time of year that the Youth Department does an open solicitation of funds, I hope we can count on you to help make Purim a wonderful experience for the children of our community. 

If you'd like to participate, here's all you need to do:

  • Click the link at the end of these instructions to go to the YIH Payments Page
  • Under "Payment is" select "for a donation"
  • Under "Type" select "Youth Purim Carnival Sponsorship"
  • Enter your donation amount (if different than the suggested $100)
  • Process your payment
  • That's it! Click here to get started.

Every year, our children have loads of fun at the Mesibat Meir Pre-Purim Carnival, but the greatest excitement is always found in the answer to the annual question: What mind-blowing surprise will Avi have for us on Purim night after Megillah reading? I can guarantee you that this year, with your help, no one will be disappointed. Have your inner daredevil (or at least your video camera) ready...

Thank you in advance, and Happy Purim!

Avi Frier
Youth Director

Youth & Teen Events at YIH this weekend

In this email:

 • YIH Teens ALL STAR Saturday night
 • V'Shinantam PLUS this Saturday night
 • Purim 2015 @ YIH


YIH TEENS, join us for YIHBA / NBA All Star Saturday Night:

7:15pm: YIHBA All Star Saturday Night at the Baratz basketball court, 5920 SW 33rd Avenue: 3-Point Shootout, Skills Competition, Shooting Stars, and Dunk Contest

8:30pm: NBA All Star Saturday Night on the big screen, upstairs at the shul. Pizza will be served.


V'SHINANTAM PLUS, Saturday Night at 7:30pm

Join us for another great V'Shinantam learning program with Rabbi Grossman, plus an amazing surprise show!

Donation: $10 per person


PURIM 2015 @ YIH:

Sponsors are needed for this event. Please click here to donate online.

Next week's Purim festivities at YIH

There's a lot of useful Purim information in this post, especially for families with children. Print it out and use it as your Purim celebration guide!

Contents:

 1. Updated Schedule of Pre-Purim and Purim Zmanim & Activities
 2. Purim Sponsorship Opportunity
 3. Important Parking Information
 4. 
Teen Volunteers Needed!
 5. Mesibat Meir Pre-Purim Carnival
 6. Mesibat Meir Purim Night Extravaganza


Schedule of Pre-Purim and Purim Zmanim & Activities

  • Sunday, March 1: Pre-Purim Carnival & Shuk Purim
    • Teen volunteers, please report at 10:00 AM
    • Carnival & Shuk Purim: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Scroll down for full details of the Pre-Purim Carnival
  • Wednesday, March 4: Taanit Esther / Purim Night
    • ​Fast begins: 5:33 AM
    • Shacharit: 6:15, 7:15, and 8:00 AM
    • Minchah 6:05 PM
    • Fast Ends: 6:59 PM
    • Megillah Readings:
      • Groggerless Reading in the Social Hall: 7:00 PM
      • Family Reading in Sanctuary with Groggers: 7:00 PM
      • “Groggers Lite” Reading upstairs, rooms 1&2: 7:20 PM
      • Late Reading at the Davis home: 9:30 PM​
    • Mesibat Meir Purim Celebration in the parking lot following the Groggerless Megillah Reading (scroll down for details)
  • Purim Day, Thursday, March 5
    • First Shacharit Minyan: 6:30 AM
    • First Megillah Reading: 7:00 AM
    • Sephardic Minyan & Megillah Reading: 7:15 AM
    • Second Shacharit Minyan: 8:30 AM
    • Second Megillah Reading: 9:00 AM
    • Early Mincha: 1:05 PM
    • Afternoon Megillah Reading in the chapel: 3:00 PM
    • Minchah/Maariv: 6:15 PM

Purim Sponsorship Opportunity

As in years past, our Purim celebration is dedicated in loving memory of Michael Zablotsky, the son of Charles and Lily Zablotsky, who was tragically taken from us at age 20, just days before Purim 5755/1995. A few days ago, the Zablotsky family observed Michael's 20th Yahrzeit.

We are seeking sponsors for this event; this is the only time of year that the Youth Department does an open solicitation of funds.

Online Sponsorship Instructions:

  • Click the link at the end of these instructions to go to the YIH Payments Page
  • Under "Payment is" select "for a donation"
  • Under "Type" select "Youth Purim Carnival Sponsorship"
  • Enter your donation amount (if different than the suggested $100)
  • Process your payment
  • That's it! Click here to get started.

 


Important Parking Information

Please note the following Purim-related parking lot closures:

  • Sunday, March 1: The grassy lot surrounding the house across from the shul will be closed beginning at 6:00 AM for the Pre-Purim Carnival. If you park in that lot over Shabbat, please make sure you remove your car Saturday night or it may be blocked in until Sunday evening.
  • Erev Purim, Wednesday, March 4: The paved parking lot on the south side of the shul (the Stirling Road side) will be closed beginning at 4:00 PM so that we can set up for the Mesibat Meir Purim Extravaganza after the evening Megillah reading.


Teen Volunteers Needed!

If you need community service hours, we need you! Join us at 10:00 AM on Sunday, March 1, and/or after Megillah reading on Wednesday night, March 4. TIA!

 

Mesibat Meir Pre-Purim Carnival

This Sunday, March 1, join us at the shul from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM for...

  • Fun Rides for all ages (weather permitting, they will be water rides; dress accordingly)
  • Bnei Akiva Shuk Purim in the social hall
  • Annual Cub Scout Pack 18 Pinewood Derby and Girl Scout Troop 10618 Powder Puff Derby
  • Sno Kones, popcorn, music and more!

There is no charge for the rides and food outside, thanks to the generous sponsors of Mesibat Meir. There is a charge for the Shuk Purim games in the social hall; Shuk Purim participants win prizes and proceeds benefit Bnei Akiva.

 


Mesibat Meir Purim Night Extravaganza

Purim night, Wednesday, March 4: After the main shul Megillah Reading, join us in the parking lot for music, dancing, pizza, hamantashen, and a few surprises that will blow your mind! POW!

Thanks to our generous sponsors, there is no charge for this event.

The weather, the Purim Carnival, and your car...

Weather.com is predicting 5%-10% rain chance and 80° temperatures during the hours of Sunday's carnival, so the event will go on as scheduled with at least one water ride. See you there!

If your car was parked over Shabbat on the property of the house across from the shul and you haven't moved it yet, please move it tonight or you might not be able to get it out until tomorrow evening. The house lot will be closed to all cars from midnight tonight until at least 4:00 PM tomorrow.

Got Candy? Of course you do!

Baitner Pediatric Dentistry and Zombek Orthodontics present the first annual

PURIM CANDY BUYBACK!

Bring your Purim candy to the Baitner/Zombek offices today (March 6), Sunday, March 8, or Tuesday, March 10, and they will donate $2 per pound to the Young Israel Youth Department!

Visit Baitner Pediatric Dentistry and Zombek Orthodontics at the Emerald Hills Medical Square, 4480 Sheridan Street.

The Youth Department thanks Drs. Baitner and Zombek for their support: not only their financial support of our activities, but their support of the health of our children!

 

2 youth reminders for this Shabbat

Two YIH Youth reminders for this Shabbat...

Tonight, 9:30-10:45pm: Oneg Shabbat for grades 6-8 at the Kurtz home, 3901 N. 45th Avenue

Tomorrow, 6:25pm...

Introducing “Menuchat Emet” Shabbat Learning

  • Now that we’ve changed the clocks, V’Shinantam L’Vanecha is on hold until November. But you don’t have to wait that long for some quality Torah learning time!
  • Learning begins 45 minutes before Mincha; after Mincha the program continues with a delicious Seudah Shlishit featuring raffles and prizes.
  • Everyone who attends at least seven out of ten Menuchat Emet programs will be treated to a Miami Marlins game with Rabbi Davis.
  • The program will be led by Rabbi Grossman upstairs in rooms 1 & 2.

See you there!
Shabbat Shalom from YIH Youth!

Just 4 YIH Teens: Beach Bonfire & more!

In this email:

 • Lag B'Omer Beach Bonfire with Southern NCSY
 • Teen Minyan Takeover & Seersucker Shabbat

TD:HHSFV


YIH TEENS, join your friends from Hollywood and all over South Florida for an amazing Lag B'Omer Beach Bonfire at John U. Lloyd State Park.

  • We'll provide Hot Dogs, marshmallows, and extra long skewers to roast your own!
  • Music and fun -- bring a glow-in-the-dark ball or frisbee (if you have one)
  • No charge for this event
  • Scroll down for directions and park entrance instructions

Directions to the park:

Take I-95 to Stirling Road. Head east on Stirling until it ends at Federal Highway. Turn left on Federal Highway, then turn right on Dania Beach Boulevard. Continue on Dania Beach Boulevard until the road loops around to A1A. At A1A, turn right into John U. Lloyd State Park.
 
When you reach the entrance gate, the park will charge an entry fee of $6 per carload; $4 per car with no passengers other than the driver. People who plan to drop off NCSYers and pick them up later should hold onto the receipt for reentry into the park.
 
After the entrance gate, continue 1.7 miles to the parking lot for the Manatee Pavilion (on right). Follow signs to the Manatee Pavilion Parking Area.
 
After parking, follow the signs and tiki torches to the NCSY Lag B'Omer Bonfire.
 
 

Teen Minyan Takeover & Seersucker Shabbat:

This coming Shabbat will be our annual Teen Minyan Takeover Shabbat at the 9:00 AM Minyan. PLUS: It's a Seersucker Shabbat (sponsored, of course, by the Baratz Family).

Got Seersucker? Wear it with pride!

 

 

TONIGHT: Beach Bonfire for YIH Teens

In this email:

 • Lag B'Omer Beach Bonfire with Southern NCSY TONIGHT
 • Teen Minyan Takeover & Seersucker Shabbat in 2 days

TD:BHBFV


YIH TEENS, join your friends from Hollywood and all over South Florida TONIGHT for an amazing Lag B'Omer Beach Bonfire at John U. Lloyd State Park.

  • We'll provide Hot Dogs, marshmallows, and extra long skewers to roast your own!
  • Music and fun -- bring a glow-in-the-dark ball or frisbee (if you have one)
  • No charge for this event
  • Scroll down for directions and park entrance instructions

Directions to the park:

Take I-95 to Stirling Road. Head east on Stirling until it ends at Federal Highway. Turn left on Federal Highway, then turn right on Dania Beach Boulevard. Continue on Dania Beach Boulevard until the road loops around to A1A. At A1A, turn right into John U. Lloyd State Park.
 
When you reach the entrance gate, the park will charge an entry fee of $6 per carload; $4 per car with no passengers other than the driver. People who plan to drop off NCSYers and pick them up later should hold onto the receipt for reentry into the park.
 
After the entrance gate, continue 1.7 miles to the parking lot for the Manatee Pavilion (on right). Follow signs to the Manatee Pavilion Parking Area.
 
After parking, follow the signs and tiki torches to the NCSY Lag B'Omer Bonfire.
 
 

Teen Minyan Takeover & Seersucker Shabbat:

This coming Shabbat will be our annual Teen Minyan Takeover Shabbat at the 9:00 AM Minyan. PLUS: It's a Seersucker Shabbat (sponsored, of course, by the Baratz Family).

Got Seersucker? Wear it with pride!

 

 

UPDATE: Teen bonfire canceled due to inclement weather

The park rangers at John U. Lloyd Park have recommended that we cancel tonight's bonfire due to inclement weather at the park.

We will try again before the end of the school year. New date TBA.

Reserve now for the Youth Luncheon this Shabbat

This Shabbat, May 30, YIH kids in K-5th grades are invited for a luncheon after shul, followed by a fun activity. Pickup at the shul will be at 2:30 PM.

Cost: $15 per person in advance; $20 without prior reservation.

To register, click here: http://yih.shulcloud.com/event/youth-luncheon.html

We still need a few teen group leaders to help. Reply to this email if interested.

Three awesome YIH youth events this weekend

Three awesome YIH youth events this weekend:

 • Youth Shabbat Luncheon (grades K-5)
 • Middle School Insanity Olympics (Saturday night)
 • Youth End Of Year Bash (Sunday)

Scroll down for info on these three events.

We need teen volunteers for all of these. If you still need community service hours for school, this is a great way to take care of the requirements before the summer! Reply to this email and let us know when you want to work.

 


Youth Shabbat Luncheon (grades K-5)

This Shabbat, May 30, YIH kids in K-5th grades are invited for a luncheon after shul, followed by a fun activity. Pickup at the shul will be at 2:30 PM.

Cost: $15 per person in advance; $20 without prior reservation.

To register, click here: http://yih.shulcloud.com/event/youth-luncheon.html

 


Middle School Insanity Olympics (Saturday night)


Youth End Of Year Bash (Sunday)

Please note: Dinner will not be served; for this reason, the start time has been pushed one hour earlier than originally announced. The Bash will begin at 4:00 PM.

BYOCH! (Bring Your Own Cowboy Hat!)

YIH Youth Year-End Bash TODAY - something fun for all ages!

Join us at the YIH Youth End Of Year Bash today at 4:00 PM for

   • Pony Rides
   • Bounce House
   • Mechanical Bull Riding
   • More!!!

 

BYOCH! (Bring Your Own Cowboy Hat!)

Teen Oneg tonight

Tonight is our last YIH Teen Oneg Shabbat of the year. Come get together with your friends one last time before the summer, and send off our HS graduates.

It all happens at 9:30 PM at the home of Dani Ditchek, 5910 SW 33rd Avenue.

See you there!

Shabbat Shalom!

Kickoff Event Photos Now Online

Photos are online from two amazing kickoff events.

Check them out here.

Middle School Program @ YIH

Dear Middle School Parent,


The Youth Department is looking to improve and build upon the current programming offered for Middle School students. 

As you know, this is an important transition period for children as they become bar and bat mitzvah and prepare for high school. At this point in their lives, it is crucial that they become engaged in their Shul and Jewish community, and we recognize that it would be impossible for us to make this happen without your input, support, and (most importantly) your encouragement of your middle school student to be a part of it.

Please join us at a meeting for Middle School parents so that we can share with you what we are working on, and so that you can offer suggestions and share any concerns you may have. The meeting will be held Thursday, September 11th after Maariv (approx 8:00 p.m.), upstairs at the Shul.

Please let us know you'll be there by replying to this e-mail.

Thank you in advance for your participation and support.

Sincerely,
Rabbi Weinstock
Ari Pearl
Stephen Clements
Joey Betesh
Shimmy Lazar
Avi Frier

 

Middle School Oneg Shabbat This Friday Night

THIS FRIDAY NIGHT, 9:30-10:45 PM: Oneg Shabbat for grades 6-8 at the Stauber home, 4191 park View Drive.

See you there!

Youth Kickoff this weekend! Something for everyone...

Correction to Shabbat Announcements: Youth Minyan this week

Under the leadership of Rabbi Grossman, the Youth Minyan continues this week at 9:30 AM as in the past. We apologize for any confusion that may have been created by an incorrect listing in the Shabbat Announcements.


Lineup of Youth Shabbat activities starting this week

With the above correction in mind, here is the lineup of this week's Shabbat morning activities:

  • 9:00-10:00am: Game Room, Rooms 3 & 4
  • 9:00am-12pm: Torah Tots in the Bayit
  • 9:30am: Youth Minyan in the Modular
  • 9:30am: High School/College Minyan, Room 5
  • NEW ►► 10:00am: Dvar Donut, Rooms 3 & 4
  • 10:15-11:30am: Shabbat Morning Groups in the rooms listed below: 
    • KinderCongregation: Room 1
    • 1st & 2nd Grades: Boys in Room 2; Girls in Room 6
    • NEW ►►  Jr. Congregation for Grades 3-5: Rooms 3 & 4. This group offers a fun approach to learning Shabbat Tefilah, conducted by Rabbi Yehuda Fensterszaub, Associate Rabbi of the Hollywood Community Kolel

Children who are not in groups must be directly supervised by a parent.

For more information on our Shabbat morning activities, please click here.


Bnei Akiva Seudah Shlishit

Join us after Mincha in the social hall for the annual Bnei Akiva Meet & Greet Seudah Shlishit.

Click here for the flyer containing full details about this event.


Youth Department Kickoff Event
this Sunday, 11am

Kids in grades K-5: Join us at the shul for a fun morning of bouncing, sliding, jousting, and climbing!

Of course, there will also be popcorn, Sno-Kones, music, prizes, and other fun stuff!

Start the year with a BANG!


Middle School kickoff event, Sunday at 5pm

6th-8th Graders: Join us in the back yard of Phil & Lisa Baratz for BBQ, basketball contests, ping pong, root beer pong, foozball, prizes, and music. PLUS: Help Rabbi Grossman accept the ice bucket challenge!

See you there... 5920 SW 33rd Avenue


Other Upcoming Events

  • Fri Night, Sep 12, 9:30 PM: Middle School Oneg Shabbat (location TBA)
  • Fri Night, Sep 19, 9:30 PM: Teen Oneg Shabbat (location TBA)
  • Sat Night, Sep 20: Middle School Selichot Event
  • Sun, Oct 5, 10am: Sukkah Decorating Party, grades K-5
  • Shabbat, Oct 11: Annual Progressive Lunch Sukkah Hop Shindig
  • Monday, Oct 13, 5pm: Annual Simchat Beit HaShoeva. You will get wet.
  • Shemini Atzeret, Thurs Oct 16, 4pm: Mini Hakafot for the mini ones.

Youth Kickoff events for every age today...

Youth Department Kickoff Event today at 11am

Kids in grades K-5: Join us at the shul for a fun morning of bouncing, sliding, jousting, and climbing!

Of course, there will also be popcorn, Sno-Kones, music, prizes, and other fun stuff!

Start the year with a BANG!


Middle School kickoff event, today at 5pm

6th-8th Graders: Join us in the back yard of Phil & Lisa Baratz for BBQ, basketball contests, ping pong, root beer pong, foozball, prizes, and music. PLUS: Help Rabbi Grossman accept the ice bucket challenge!

See you there... 5920 SW 33rd Avenue


 

 

NCSY Midnight Madness IV for Grades 9-12
Departs tonight from YIH at 8:15pm

NCSY is going to Sky Zone tonight for Midnight Madness IV. Registration required. Click here to register online.


Other Upcoming Events

  • Fri Night, Sep 12, 9:30 PM: Middle School Oneg Shabbat (location TBA)
  • Fri Night, Sep 19, 9:30 PM: Teen Oneg Shabbat (location TBA)
  • Sat Night, Sep 20: Middle School Selichot Event
  • Sun, Oct 5, 10am: Sukkah Decorating Party, grades K-5
  • Shabbat, Oct 11: Annual Progressive Lunch Sukkah Hop Shindig
  • Monday, Oct 13, 5pm: Annual Simchat Beit HaShoeva. You will get wet.
  • Shemini Atzeret, Thurs Oct 16, 4pm: Mini Hakafot for the mini ones.

For more information, please visit www.YIHyouth.com

Mon, 24 April 2017 28 Nisan 5777