Youth Programming

2011 Sacred Scrolls Showcase

To shine a spotlight on the FJMC Sefer Haftarah during its visit to Charlotte, the Men’s Club joined together with the religious school and hosted a Sacred Scrolls Showcase. Ten different activity stations included Torah trope, tefillin, Sefer Haftarah, find G-d’s name in the Torah, Megillat Esther, Rescued Holocaust Scroll, Torah Crowns and Breastplates, and more.

2011 Sukkot Lunch & Launch

We partnered with the synagogue's Focus on Families group to do programming that would attract young families.  The first was Sukkot program where we purchased kites and helped the kids build, design and fly them.  The second was for Purim where we also partnered with sisterhood to put on a play and make graggers.

2011 Teaching Our Children About Tefillin and the Minyan

The Har Shalom Men’s Club has developed with our synagogue a multifaceted program to teach our children and congregants about tefillin and the minyan. The program includes a Family Education Program, a Learning Minyan, and the World Wide Wrap. The program has expanded the synagogue’s education program for our children and increased admiration for the Men’s Club amongst the clergy, synagogue professionals, lay leadership and the congregation.

2007 Thanksgiving Kids Party

The Temple Men’s Club has annually given a kids party the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Participants are encouraged to bring food for the food pantry. Children and their families are encouraged to come. The main activity is Children’s Bingo – no child goes home empty handed, with the top prizes being a boy’s bicycle and a girl’s bicycle. Refreshments provided include hot dogs, knishes, and fixings. We reach out to the community to invite physically and mentally disabled local residents of group homes

2011 The Final 2

A group of programs interacting with Temple Israel USY, including “The Final 2”, a basketball game between the Brotherhood and Temple Israel USY with proceeds marked for Tikkun Olam projects.

2007 The Road to Remembrance

The “Road to Remembrance” Holocaust Essay and Trip provides a linkage between generations past and present, as well as between Brotherhood members and temple youth.  Conceived by Irv Kempner as a tribute to General Eisenhower, who, at the end of World War II, challenged us as Jews and Americans to always bear witness to the Holocaust. High school students are given the opportunity to write an essay related to the Holocaust, and four winners are selected annually.