Youth Programs

Library (Ohel Menachem)
Ohel Menachem is a lending library housing thousands of volumes in English (for adults and children) covering every Jewish category -Biography, Israel, History, Fiction, Philosophy, Talmud, Kabballah, etc...
Library hours are Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 5:00 PM

Also, the library offers special programs for children (
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Bar Mitzvah Club: 9:45-11:15 am

When a boy reaches the age of thirteen, he is ready to step beyond childhood, and commit to life as a Jewish adult. The program emphasizes the importance of becoming a Bar Mitzvah, rather than only focus on the celebrations surrounding the milestone. Register HERE.


3:00-3:45 PM. Call 718-549-1100 Ext. 11 to register! Free of charge!


Aleph Champ Enriched – Hebrew Reading and Jewish Learning

Boys and girls, Grades 2-6.

Release Time

Discover the beauty of Judaism! For PS 24 & 81 Students. 1:40-2:49 pm Free of charge! Call 718-549-1100 Ext. 30 to register.

Wednesday: Bat Mitzvah Club and Beyond 3:00 pm

On alternating Wednesdays, there will be two separate Bat Mitzvah groups: Bat Mitzvah Club for girls ages 12-13, and Beyond Bat Mitzvah Club, for older teens. The second group, Beyond Bat Mitzvah Club, will meet on Wednesday afternoons


Junior Congregation
10:45 am:12:00 pm
We aim to provide children with a positive shul experience so that they are inspired and motivated to become fully participating congregants in Shul.

Junior Congregation gathers each week to sing, pray, and play together. Children are divided into two age groups: 1) pre-k & kindergarten 2) Grades 1-3. Click here for our Junior Congregation schedule.

NEW Tefilla Track for Boys

We are excited to introduce a new program for boys, 4th grade and up, that will take place in shul each Shabbat morning. Ben Kahn will be a mentor for the boys, motivating them to follow along with familiar prayers while familiarizing themselves with the customs and rituals of Shabbat morning prayers.

How Does It Work?

Children will receive raffle tickets for coming to Shul on time (prayers begin at 9:00 am) and looking inside and saying the words. During Haftorah and the Rabbi's shiur, the boys will leave the shul and will either participate in educational games or physical activity. They will join the services again for the Mussaf prayer, and will be challenged to participate in various parts of the service, like Ein K-lokeinu and Aleinu at the end of the Mussaf prayer.


The Tefillah Track is geared for boys in fourth grade and older.

The children, most of whom are already familiar with the majority of the basic prayers, will be taught how to be self-sufficient in following a prayer service so that they can read along, find the pages, and understand what the congregation are doing and what they are up to. During learning time, they will learn about the Torah portion of the week.

About Ben Kahn

Ben Kahn is a Senior at Westchester Hebrew High School, and has been part of our shul since it began. He himself was one of the first Junior Congregants. He is very excited to be a part of Tefillah Track

Holiday Expos
Shows, contests, original games for the holidays.

Rosh Hashanah: Shofar Factory.

Chanukah: Chanukah Wonderland, annual lighting, preschool performance, and carnival featuring an entertainer.

Purim: Purim carnival, featuring a magician and masquerade. Mishloach manot exchange. Youth megillah reading.

Pesach: Model Matza Bakery.

See Events Calendar for dates and times.

For more information, please call 718-549-1100 x12.

We also recommend the following Chabad sponsored youth programs:
TzivosHasem.jpgTzivos Hashem
Tzivos Hashem, the world's largest Jewish children's club, strives to make Jewish life and learning fun and exciting for Jewish boys and girls under the age of 13. Building on the natural enthusiasm, curiosity and spirituality, so abundant in children, Tzivos Hashem connects to children through a comprehensive multimedia web-site, monthly newsletters and magazines, and traveling workshops/concerts. Each member of Tzivos Hashem is a soldier with interesting and inspiring mitzvah missions to fulfill.
Jewish Children's Museum
Located in Crown Heights, the Jewish Children’s Museum provides exhibitions and programs in an educational and entertaining format. Through contemporary technology and a hands-on approach to learning, visitors experience Jewish history, values and traditions in a manner that inspires an increased interest in Jewish culture. Primarily, the Museum serves elementary school-age children and their families, and is a resource and model, nationally and internationally, for interactive education on Jewish themes.
The CTeen Network, inspired by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, leverages the power of youth to transform the teen years into a time of purpose and self-discovery. CTeen events include community service activities, debate sessions, trips and Shabbatons on a local and national scale. They are a great opportunity to have fun with friends and have a Jewish educational experience, while feeling good about making this world a better place.