YOUTH

Kehilat HaGiva – Etz Chaim community is home to many kids of all ages.

Our Youth Events Committee hosts a wide variety of events for everyone.

Here are some of our most recent events:

ISRU KEF SHAVUOT 2015

Fun activities for all ages included interactive presentation “Shavuot in the time of the Bet Hamikdash”  and
the Big Top experience at our circus skills and juggling workshop.

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ISRU KEF

On Isru Chag Shavuot (the day after Shavuot), when schools were closed, Etz Chaim provided its young congregants with an afternoon of entertainment. Assisted by our shul’s teens, the children prepared sand art, then watched an incredible juggling show. The juggling and fire show was followed by a screening of the movie, “Ice Age.”

YOUTH SHABBAT:

The young people of Etz Chaim joined at the shul for Shabbat meals on Friday night and Shabbat. They ran the activities at the meals, gave Divrei Torah, and read the Torah during the morning service.

CHALLAH BAKING

Teenage and pre-teen girls joined together at a Challah baking activity, led by member Naomi Granat. The girls took challah together, imbuing the Bracha with meaning.

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BOWLING!

The shul’s pre-teens participated in a bowling tournament in the local bowling alley. The winner was awarded a free Shawarma!

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ONEG SHABBAT

The teens gathered on a Friday evening for food, song, and a meaningful discussion about altruism with a youth leader.

MOVIE NIGHT

The shul’s pre-teens gathered at the home of one of the shul’s members to play games, eat pizza, and watch a movie.

GAME NIGHT

The shul’s pre-teens gathered at the home of one of the shul’s members for a Wii competition and a make-your-own falafel dinner.

TU BI”SHVAT

Children up to age 8 gathered at the shul to form fruit and candy trees, then participated in a music and movement activity, led by community member Judy Clark

SUKKAH HOP

Every Sukkot, children ‘hop’ to the sukkahs of families that have volunteered to host. They are given candies and a game in every sukkah.

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