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Youth - Beth Jacob Congregation

The Kestenbaum Family Youth Department

Beth Jacob's youth department fosters an education that is rich in Torah learning, Religious Zionist ideology and Jewish History.  Programs aim to develop future Jewish leaders and empower them to impact and improve the world around us. The Kestenbaum Family Youth Dept. experience provides positive Jewish experiences for kids, and enriches our community.

Rabbi Eli Broner, Youth Director


Youth Department Programs & Events

Dear Beth Jacob Youth Children,

We miss you so much and cannot wait until we are back together in Beth Jacob building, having a great time in our groups. Since we will not be seeing you this week, we have prepared some activities that you can do together or on your own, at home. Click here for a printable version of the material and make sure to print out before Shabbat so that you can do these activities on Shabbat.

We will be holding a raffle each Tuesday for anyone who has completed any or all of these activities. You will get one entry for each item you complete. You will also get 0.25 cents credit towards awesome gift cards at some local restaurants.

So, if you complete all these activities, you will get 9 entries for a chance to win a $20 Amazon Gift card and $2.25 towards either a Munchies, Pizza World, or Jeffs gift card. 

Thank you to those who submitted their completed missions this past week. The winner of our raffle for a $20 Amazon gift card is Dalya Berg. Looking forward to seeing who will win next week.

We hope to see you at our Family Pre-Shabbat Kumsitz this Friday from 4:30pm-5:00pm.

After Shabbat send this checklist to by Sunday night, and you will get credit for completing your mission. Click here for checklist.

Wishing you a fun and meaningful Shabbat,
Rabbi Broner and Rabbi Muchnick




Dalya Berg
Last Week's Winner


Thank you to those who submitted their completed missions this past week.The winner of our raffle for $20 Amazon gift card is Dalya Berg.

Looking forward to seeing who will win next week.


Helped in the House for Shabbat:
Take a moment to help your parents for Shabbat.
Here are some things you can do:

  • Clean a room in your home
  • Set the table for the Shabbos meal
  • Clear the table
  • Let your parents rest while you play a game with your siblings
  • Ask your parents how you can help


Family Pre Shabbat Kumsitz:

Join our Beth Jacob Congregation for an inspiring pre-Shabbat family kumsitz with singing, ruach, story time and family interaction.


Open up a Siddur and Daven just the way we do it in the program! You can do it. Here is a   link  to a siddur you can print out and use, or just use your very own siddur which you have at home. Understanding what we are saying in Tefillah is so important.   Here is a SPARK page   to help you understand what you are saying.

Torah Out Loud:

Here   is a list of 2 Torah pesukim - verses. Say and learn these 2 Pesukim out loud (in Hebrew or English) by yourself or with your family. Send an email to   and be entered into a special raffle for a $10.00 gift card on Amazon.
*note you do not need to learn them by heart.



This week we read 2 Parshiyot Behar and Bechukotai! We also complete the whole Sefer Vauikrah. Don’t forget to say Chazak Chazak Vinizchazeik!   Here    is a little summary of both Parshiyot. Happy learning!   Click here   for some cool statistics about the Parsha.   Click here  for Parsha questions.


Are spiders useless? Why did Hashem make them? Follow Yaakov and Isaac on an adventure to find out: Read this comic to your family or give over a lesson you learned from it at the Shabbos table. Enjoy!!


Parsha Coming Alive:

Think it out
What is the connection between our Parsha and

Seffirat haomer
Click here   for Game it out & Discuss it out

Sefirat Haomer:

Click here  for the sefirat haomer middot challenge.

Sefirah of the Week:
This week we have been working on the sefirah of Yesod. Yesod means “Foundation” Just like in order to have a strong house it must have a strong foundation, the same as with every Jew. We must have a strong foundation in Torah and Mitzvot! Pick one Mitzvah or something extra in Torah that you will do from now until Shavuot! Stay strong my friends.


Pirkei Avot:

This week we are learning the 5th chapter of Pirkei Avot.   Here   is a story about learning Torah, Doing Mitzvot​​​​​​​ and Good deeds.



Mission Checklist:

Print out   these    missions and fill them out after Shabbat and send them to    to redeem your tickets.




Thank you to the Jim Joseph Foundation for their generous support of
our Youth Program in memory of Rena Slomovic z”l



Our Nut Allergy Policy

If your child has a food allergy, please make us aware of it.  Click here to download our food allergy form and turn it in to the shul office.

Shabbat starts Thursday: 7:40PM
Shabbat ends Saturday: 8:41PM
Thu, May 28 2020 5 Sivan 5780