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Youth Education

Shabbat Youth Programming

Rodfei Sholom offers Shabbat programming for children from Pre-Kindergarten through high school. Our philosophy is to make Shabbat enjoyable and educational. Each group has its own age appropriate service, learns about the weekly Torah portion, and sings Shabbat songs. 

Towards the end of the morning service the children are lead into the main sanctuary to participate in the adult services for a short while. There is always free time for the youngsters to enjoy the playground.  Our teachers are enthusiastic educators who love teaching and children.

Holiday Programming

We offer special classes and activities for children on all the Jewish holidays. When appropriate, we organize activities on a Sunday to do projects that involve activities not permitted on Shabbat or Yom Tov.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program

The Bar & Bat Mitzvah program is tailored to the needs of the individual students. Each student receives personalized instruction tailored to his or her specific skill level in learning the service, Torah portion,  and Haftorah. The highlight of the program is the individual time each student has studying the Torah portion and Haftorah with one of the rabbis.

Camp Rodfei for Summer and Winter

Camp Rodfei encourages all campers to be part of the amazing Jewish spirit and environment that our SEED counselors bring. “The secret to our camp’s amazing ruach and to the kids wanting to come back year after year is the SEED counselors. They are warm and kind and fun. They build relationships with the campers. They can’t wait to see the campers every day and the campers can’t wait to see them,” says Rabbi Avraham Scheinberg.

Family Shabbat Programs for Parents and Children

Interactive family dinner programs with games, songs, stories and a wonderful kid-friendly meal. (Check Monthly Bulletin or Weekly Announcements for scheduling). Junior Congregation every Shabbat morning from 10:30-11:00 a.m. with Rabbi Moshe in the Day Chapel, with weekly raffle tickets and monthly drawings for prizes! Everyone with a ticket will get a prize!

Sunday Talmud Torah

Every week the program will consist of Havdalah, Davening, the weekly Torah portion, Jewish Holidays and certain Mitzvos that we will focus on throughout the year. And of course snack and recess! The program will be every week (except those noted on the schedule) from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM for ages 5 through 11 years old. The students will be together for Havdalah, Davening, art projects, recess, and snacks. For the other classes they will be divided by grade. To make this a true family learning experience we also will be offering classes for parents around pick up/ drop off times. Looking forward to seeing you!

Youth Groups

Rodfei Sholom offers Senior and Junior NCSY activities. Activities in the past year have included dinner in the Sukkah, an overnight Shabbaton, a pizza and movie night, a mother/daughter workshop, Tikun Olam community service, and a bowling party. It is open to all Jewish teens in San Antonio and provides an opportunity for socializing and learning. NCSY aims to strengthen Jewish identity, integrate teens into synagogue life and to provide leadership opportunities. Activities for the past year have included planning and organizing booths for the annual Lag B’Omer picnic, a pizza and movie night, and an end of school year swimming party.

Thu, November 21 2019 23 Cheshvan 5780