Our Kol Israel young people have an exciting year ahead of them.  There will be many opportunities for children and young adults of all ages to be involved in shul and shul activities.  We have a wonderful lineup of Rabbis and teachers. Our youth Rabbis will be available to our members and their children 7 days a week.


Our Kol Israel Annex Shabbat program incudes:

            -Rabbi Moses Haber leading teens and young adults

            -Rabbi David Shweky running the boys minyan

            -David Dayan working with both of  those groups

            -Evan Tobias teaching our boys to read Torah

            -Sally Grazi-Shatzkes leading our girls Tefillah


We are looking forward to some changes for Rabbi Shweky’s boys minyan.  There will be a new layout in the upstairs annex – it will be set up as a more traditional shul.  We anticipate conducting  a number of father/son minyanim. It promises to be a great year for Kol Israel kids!


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Kol Israel Youth is off to a great start for the New Year. With the direction and leadership of Rabbi Haber we have put together many ideas for fun and exciting events for the young boys, high school, and college youth. In the fall, we will challenge Shaare Shalom to softball and ultimate and also bring back the Kol Israel fishing trip. We want to also provide Halacha and Tanach classes for girls during the week. For the winter, we are very excited to continue the Friday Night Oneg events we had last year with entertaining family events such as Family Feud.


Chesed programs such as delivering food to those less fortunate will be a great way for the college kids to give back to our community and to a tremendous mitzvah. We will have soccer and ultimate games for the girls and our first Kol Israel BBQ in Marine Park in the spring. We also plan to organize a Shabbat-friendly scavenger hunt! The KI Youth committee wants to instill enthusiasm to come to Shul and to attend and participate in the programs to form a fun and active group of kids. We urge that everyone will do their part in making this a success and always go to the committee with any ideas or suggestions you may have.


Boys' Minyan

Shabbat Morning: 9:00-11:00am with Rabbi Shweky in the Annex (2nd Floor)
A one of a kind educational tefilla program for elementary school boys from 1st to 6th grade. While the 3rd to 6th graders pray together at a normal pace under the guidance of Rabbi Berk, the 1st and 2nd graders are personally coached in the nuances of tefilla by junior high school volunteers. This program within a program is a cutting age way of gearing up our youngsters to become full fledged minyan participants.


Girls' Group

Shabbat Morning: 10:00 – 11:00 with Sally Grazi Shatzkes in the Annex (Attic)
A young girls learning program that combines learning Torah with games that promote group building and character development for ages 7 to 13 years old. (Kiddush and snacks)

High School & College Programs

Divre Torah on the Haftara High School volunteers
Friday Evening: Main Synagogue

A program designed to give a voice to some of the rising young stars in our community on the Haftara of the week. Coached by Rabbi Moses Haber, high school boys offer some thoughts on the weekly haftara in front of the entire congregation on Friday nights.

Shabbat Morning: Annex 1st Floor 9:00 – 11:30
High School/ College Minyan Rabbi Moses Haber

An exciting minyan that combines leadership and Divre Torah from Rabbi Besser with on-hand participation from the boys in hazzanut and Torah reading.

Tuesday Evenings 6:30-7:30: Annex 2nd Floor
Sefer HaHinuch Rabbi Moses Haber
A class for High School boys geared to understanding the root meaning and the message behind each one of the 613 misvot as using the Sefer HaHinuch.

Sunday Mornings: Annex 2nd Floor
9:45 – 10:45 Rabbi Moses Haber

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