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SULAM, Temple Sinai of Roslyn's teen program department, has dozens of ways for teens to get involved!

Our programs run the gamut from "The Torah of Taylor Swift" and "Weightlifting & Judaism" mini-classes, to monthly hands-on social action projects, from cooking classes to Fantasy Football leagues, from leadership and advocacy training to real internship experience and everything in between. More than 130 teens join us annually to explore a whole different perspective of their Jewish identity, to repair the world, to feel connected, and to spend time in a safe and welcoming environment. In addition to our weekly and monthly programming, we offer numerous, fun, one-off events and travel experiences! 

Teens registered in all of our programs are considered part of SORTY, our senior youth group. Members of SORTY attend our NEW 'SORTY Socials' free of charge and are welcome to invite their friends from other synagogues too! Each month we offer highly social, interactive, fun and engaging programs through SORTY. 

We can't wait for you to join us! Scroll down to see detailed descriptions and schedules for our 2023-24 programs ; click on the program name to learn more! 

To register for any of these programs, go to:

*When you register for more than one teen program, every subsequent program of equal or lesser value will be $250. 

**Please note: Non-member teens affiliated with another synagogue community are welcome to register for any of the programs listed below, with a $100 administrative non-member processing fee. 


Havdalah For Hunger 

Join us for an eye-opening monthly mitzvah experience serving those experiencing hunger and homelessness on the streets of NYC. Together we’ll prepare bagged meals and hygiene kits while learning about the Jewish values that drive our work, legislative policy that affect the people we work with, and more. We’ll then deliver these meals and kits directly to people in need in a supervised, safe, and meaningful experience. Earn up to 40 Hours of Community Service! 

Click here to see why teens get so much from participating in Havdallah for Hunger.

Saturdays 5:30-10pm, Meets 1x a month

Hand in Hand REVAMPED

Bring joy to housing insecure youth currently residing in homeless shelters across NY through monthly fun social and educational activities. In alternating sessions, we’ll learn about legislative advocacy around the systemic issues that affect this demographic, such as affordable housing, socioeconomic mobility, immigration, and more. In addition to Dina and our clergy team, this class will feature guest educators who are experts in such policy work. Join us for this hands-on and educational experience that makes a real difference–PLUS, earn up to 25 hours of Community Service!

Click here to hear how our teens feel about the Hand in Hand program.

Sundays 12:00-3:00pm, Meets 2x a month

TSPN- Temple Sinai's Philanthropy Network

Love sports? At TSPN, we’ll bring a Jewish lens to the sports you love to watch and root for! Participants in our simulated fantasy football league and March Madness bracket will earn bragging rights and the opportunity to designate “winnings” to a philanthropy of their choice. Sundays 3:00-5:00pm, Meets 1x a month

Opening the Dor: Intergenerational Giving Circle

Teens and Seniors come together for this unique, intergenerational giving circle to connect through philanthropy, storytelling, and shared values. We will discuss the issues that are affecting our world today, learn about building consensus, and work together to make a meaningful donation to an organization that resonates with our values! Mondays 6:30-8:00pm, Meets Weekly over select period

Jew On This! A Jewish Culinary Experience (Formerly Cooking for a Cause)
Jewish traditions are stirred and baked into all aspects of this Jewish adventure for your taste buds! Classes will feature exciting new and traditional methods of Jewish cooking and recipes to bring home to your family kitchen. You’ll enjoy the diversity of Jewish flavor while spilling tea with your friends in this relaxed and fun kitchen hang out, filled with delicious treats to spice things up! 
Wednesdays 6:30-8pm, Meets 2x a month


Leadership Academy           RE-IMAGINED

Leadership Academy is the professional development experience all teens should have! Join us once a month to learn real and tangible leadership skills, from goal setting to interviewing, resumé building and values-based decision making, all with a Jewish twist. Sessions will feature guest educators from within our very own Temple Sinai community from varying positions of leadership! Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm, Meets 1x a Month 

*Note: Elected SORTY Board Members & all interns are required to register for Leadership Academy and attend select sessions.

NEW Post-B'nei Mitzvah PAID Internship

At Temple Sinai, Teens have the unique opportunity to gain real work experience in our NEW Internship program. Create your own schedule to work 1-2 hours a week in an area of the synagogue of your choice, from Social Media and Communications, to Religious School, Security, and more! PLUS, You’ll get PAID to do it (just like any real job) and we’ll show you how to incorporate your experience into future applications and resumés.
Monday-Thursday between 3:00-7:00pm Create your own schedule working 1-2 hrs a week maximum Meets Weekly 

 *PAID Experience- Interns receive a stipend of $300 for their first year working 25 hours, 2nd year Interns receive a stipend of $400 for a second set of 25 hours. 

NEW SoRTY Socials
We’re bringing a whole nothing-but-fun, social experience to the teens at Temple Sinai and beyond! Join us all year long for fun activities on- and off-site, like Sushi-Making in the Sukkah, a Broadway outing, and more, all planned by your peers on SORTY Board. 
BBYO? JCC? Eat your heart out! There’s a new and improved youth experience in town– and your friends are invited too! 
Select dates throughout the year TBA via email & instagram @SulamTeensTSR 

FREE for all registered in a teen program;
NON-registered teens affiliated with other synagogues are welcome for varied pricing based on events ranging from $10-$35. 

Confirmation (10th Grade)
Our 10th grade students explore modern issues through the lens of ancient texts, tackle life’s big questions, and engage in critical conversations with Rabbi White and Rabbi Schachter. Participants are also encouraged to attend an extended weekend-long professional lobbying experience at the Religious Action Center in Washington, D.C from January 26th-29th. The confirmation program culminates with a meaningful Confirmation Ceremony and dinner on Shavuot, when each of our confirmands will have the opportunity to be celebrated and to share their reflections with our community. 
Sundays 11:00am-12:00pm, Meets Weekly

*Note: Select sessions will take place from 10-11am due to clergy scheduling 

ALL NEW Teen Mini-Classes
Check out Temple Sinai’s New Mini-Classes below. We’re offering an array of exciting interest-based classes all year long that you won’t find anywhere else! Varying classes take place on different days and times that appeal to different schedules offering unique flexibility. So, play a Fall sport and normally miss out on teen programming? Take one of our numerous Spring mini-classes! *All classes include dinner/lunch depending on time. 

To register for any of these programs: Click here!
*Please note: Non-Sinai member teens who are affiliated with another synagogue community are welcome to register for any of the programs listed above, with a $100 administrative non-member processing fee. 

Tue, June 18 2024 12 Sivan 5784