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Youth Programs

Details on our four incredible Youth Programs - Machane Sinai, JORTY, JCREW, and Rosh Hodesh can be found below; simply click on the program name for more details. If you have questions about any of our Youth Programs, please email Dina Kwasnicki, Director of Youth Engagement, by clicking here, or call her at 516.621.6800. 

Scroll down to see our 2022-23 programs; click on the program name to learn more! 


Machane Sinai
2nd - 3rd Grade

Created for our children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade, Machane Sinai offers a camp-style atmosphere where the focus in on fun and learning. Students meet on Sunday mornings, five times during the school year. This social experience includes activities such as music, arts & crafts, sports, and games.

4th-6th Grades

The mainstay of our JORTY program for children in grades 4 through 6 are our famous Lounge Nights. Held once a month immediately following Religious School, 
Lounge Nights are a chance for children to build community and have fun in a Jewish setting. We say kiddush & hamotzi, enjoy pizza & salad, play air-hockey, ping pong, foosball, Giant Jenga, and do awesome activities led by the Madrichim Teen Leaders. Our special events range from Shabbat Mystery Bus Ride, to rock climbing for Crohn's & Colitis, to the hugely popular Chocolate Seder.

For Boys
4th-6th Grades

The amazing JCrew program was designed to help boys in grades 4 through 6 grow into strong, intelligent, caring Jewish men. Temple Sinai has combined sports, technology, food, friends, and Jewish community into a program that is a total blast!  A counterpart to our popular Rosh Hodesh Girl’s Club, JCrew meets several Mondays throughout the year, immediately following Religious School.

For Girls
Rosh Hodesh

4th-6th Grades

Since its inception in 2007, Temple Sinai's "Girl's Club" - Rosh Hodesh - has provided a safe and nurturing environment where our girls can thrive. We gather once a month to do activities that strengthen the girls' self-worth as well as empower them within Jewish life. The girls enjoy sharing dinner together, saying our ritual blessing while wearing a tallit of their own design, discussing issues that affect them, and doing fun and artistic projects. We laugh, learn, and grow together. We discover that true beauty really IS on the inside and that what matters most is how you treat someone, not what you're wearing. It's the kind of positive and nurturing environment that every young girl needs.

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