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Chanukah Youth Programming Ideas

November 15, 2016, by

With Chanukah just around the corner, we’re sure you have donuts on the brain! Check out the OU’s Resource Bank for some great age appropriate activities that you can do with your youth groups.

Veterans Day 2016

November 1, 2016, by

Friday, November 11, 2016 is Veterans Day, a day to honor and show appreciation for members of the U.S. Armed Forces, who risk their lives to ensure our country’s safety and the freedom of all its citizens. The OU’s Department of Synagogue Services encourages you to honor the veterans and active military in your synagogue. […]

Communal BBQ: MetroWest NJ Day School Showcase

September 9, 2016, by

Join Greater MetroWest NJ for a popup BBQ cafe at the Columbus Avenue Festival on New York’s Upper West Side Sunday, September 18th 11 am-6 pm. Learn about local day schools and the communities that support them: • Golda Och Academy – West Orange, NJ • Gottesman RTW Academy – Randolph, NJ • Jewish Educational […]

Shavuot Best Practices

May 27, 2016, by

Innovative Shavuot synagogue programming for all ages from successful synagogues. IDEAS “Game Show” theme “Family Feud” put teams against each other, trying to determine the most popular answer to questions of Torah and traditions. “Jeopardy” questions will be taken from the weekly quiz questions in the Shabbos sheet. During the days of Shavuot, involve children and […]

Normandy Kaddish Project

May 25, 2016, by

Each year, the Normandy Kaddish Project asks synagogues across the nation to say kaddish for those who lost their lives in World War II at Normandy and are buried at the Normandy American Cemetery. This year, the Shabbat closest to the anniversary of D-Day will begin on June 3rd. There are 149 American Jewish graves at […]

Tefillat Esther: Worldwide Event

March 14, 2016, by

The wave of terror that Israel has suffered over the last number of months has claimed the lives of tens of Israelis. Megillat Esther has taught us that the way to confront Haman is to gather all Jews in Tefillah. Join together for a worldwide Tefillah event From the Kotel on Ta’anit Esther at 11:00-11:45 […]

Purim Best Practices

January 26, 2016, by

Innovative Purim programming ideas from successful synagogues. Events Mishloach Manot Packing for Soldiers Invite your shul members to bring in kosher food products to help assemble mishloach manot baskets for Jewish soldiers serving in the Israeli and US army. You can also have kids design and create cards with short messages for the soldiers to […]

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