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Youth & Family Programs

Synagogue-Wide Children, Youth, and Family Programs

The programs below are open to all Adath Israel families with children.

Early Childhood (age 0-5)

Mini Minyan - Every Shabbat morning at 11:00 AM unless otherwise noted. During the 2017-18 school year, Andi Joseph, the Musical Mommy, will join us at Mini Minyan on December 16, January 27, March 17, and May 12.

April 20, 2018: Family Shabbat Dinner

​For more information about any of these programs, contact the Adath Israel School Office at 610-934-1920 or email Laurie Purcell

Grade School (age 5 and up)

December 13, 2017: Chanukah Celebration and Candlelighting at 5:45 PM on our front lawn

January 7, 2018: 4th Grade Family Havdallah Workshop

January 27, 2018: 4th Grade Havdallah Dinner

February 1, 2018: 4th Grade B'nai Mitzvah Parent Meeting at 7:00 PM

February 28, 2018: Purim Celebration and Megillah Reading at 5:30 PM

March 14, 2018: Informative B'nai Mitzvah 6th Grade Parent Meeting at 5:45 PM

March 16, 2018: Family Shabbat Dinner

April 8, 2018: 5th Grade Torah Workshop

April 14, 2018: 5th Grade Torah Service

April 25, 2018: Informative B'nai Mitzvah 5th Grade Parent Meeting at 5:45 PM

​For more information about any of these programs, contact the Adath Israel School Office at 610-934-1920 or email Na'ama Yarden.

Youth Groups


Kadima - 5th - 7th Grades

Our successful Kadima group offers a mix of programming for our preteens. Activities focus on social interaction and social action while having lots of fun! Kadima members enjoy activities with other local chapters and participate in regional activities and Shabbatot. Kadima meets one to two times per month.

Our Kadima advisor, Ben Rotenberg, may be reached at [email protected].

For more information about Kadima, please contact Rabbi Ariella Rosen at [email protected].

Rosh Chodesh - It's a Girl's Thing

Adath Israel has two active Rosh Chodesh groups, one for eighth grade and one for tenth grade girls.

Rosh Hodesh is an experiential education program currently touching the lives of 3,500 girls across North America. The program uses Jewish teachings and practices — in a five-year cycle of curricular materials — to give girls a place to feel safe, articulate their deepest concerns, consider the impact of gender on their daily lives, have fun, and be ‘real’ with their peers. Rosh Chodesh is part of Moving Traditions, a nationally recognized pioneer in Jewish education.

For more information about Rosh Chodesh, please contact Na'ama Yarden, Adath Israel's Director of Community Education, at 610-934-1912 or [email protected].

United Synagogue Youth (USY) 8th -12th Grades

Our award winning chapter keeps our teens busy and happy! USYers help plan their own activities – everything from pure fun to fundraising, educational, mitzvah and religious projects. Our kids meet new friends from throughout the region by attending dances, playing in the basketball league and attending weekend conventions. USYers have the opportunity to meet other teens from throughout North America by participating in such programs as International Convention in December and USY on Wheels (a cross country teen tour trip) or USY Pilgrimage (to Israel and beyond) during the summer. USY meets two to three times  per month.

Contact our USY Advisor, Monica Weitz, at [email protected].

Contact the Main Line USY Advisor, Matt Dorsch, at [email protected].

For more information about USY at Adath Israel, contact Rabbi Ariella Rosen at [email protected] or 610-934-1927.

LMAHH - Lower Merion Area Hebrew High

The Lower Merion Area Hebrew High (LMAHH) was created to provide a weekly Jewish learning experience, bringing students from many synagogues (or no synagogue) together under one consolidated program. Joining together to create a positive social atmosphere for all students involved, we are also able to provide our students with a diversity of viewpoints from educators and rabbis across the Main Line and beyond. This program has been developed by the four Conservative synagogues in the area - Adath Israel, Congregation Beth Am IsraelTemple Beth Hillel-Beth El and Har Zion Temple - and is open to other interested congregations, as well as teens who are not currently members of a synagogue. For more information, click the link above or contact Rabbi Ariella Rosen at 610-934-1927 or [email protected].