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Yom Shabbat, 10 Tammuz 5778

 

 

OUR MISSION

STATEMENT:

 

“My House Shall be Called a House of Prayer For All Peoples”

 

To provide a spiritual,

cultural and educational environment inspired by the highest Reform Jewish values.

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Families

Ohef Sholom has many activities at Ohef Sholom for you and your family! Keep an eye out for these upcoming events so you can participate! Please click here for our Temple calendar to see upcoming programming for your family.

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Wiggles & Giggles – A monthly program for newborns up to age 4 year olds on Sunday mornings from 11:00 to 12:00 pm.  Children explore their Jewish world through play, stories, music and movement.

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Kids & Kiddush – Designed specifically for babies and young children, Kids & Kiddush uses prayer, songs, stories & crafts to introduce young children to services within the warmth of our Temple.  These Shabbat programs, held periodically on Friday nights, also give parents an opportunity to share Temple experiences with each other and meet other families.  Grandparents and siblings are encouraged to come too!

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Family Friendly Fridays – An abbreviated Shabbat service specifically designed for families with infants through middle school.  With lively singing led by our OST Youth Choir, an entertaining story, and boundless joy, this 40-minute allows families and their children to worship together comfortable on Shabbat.  Family Friendly Fridays, held monthly at 5:45 pm, are followed by Shabbat dinners where kids under 12 eat for free! 

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Religious School – Ohef Sholom has the largest Religious School in the area with close to 200 children.  Starting with threes and continuing through Confirmation (10th grade), students are taught at age-appropriate levels about Judaism through a multi-faceted approach including textbooks, Hebrew, music, art and field trips.  The goal of Religious School is to help children to live Jewish lives and to promote a strong sense of Jewish identity.  Religious School is held on Sunday mornings from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.  

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Hebrew School - Ohef Sholom holds Hebrew School for children in third grade through seventh grade.  Our aim is to teach children the universal language of Jewish prayer and to prepare them for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah service and beyond.  Hebrew School is held on Sunday mornings from 8:45 am to 10:00 am. 

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Family Tikkun Olam Together – Multi-generational Mitzvah Opportunities - A mitzvah is a “good deed.”  Throughout the year the OST Caring Committee sponsors opportunities for families to incorporate this essential Jewish value into their lives by doing good deeds together as a family.  Keep an eye out for these periodic projects. 

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PJ Library mails free high-quality Jewish children's literature and music to families across the continent on a monthly basis starting at six months.  Go to www.PJlibrary.org to sign your child up for these wonderful resources.

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Strelitz Early Childhood Education Center’s inquiry-based approach to Jewish education fosters creativity, promotes academic excellence, nurtures caring communities and inspires lifelong learning. Students also participate in swimming, music, physical education and visits to our library.  We educate children six weeks through four years from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. We offer 10-month or 12-month programs, as well as Fullcare and part-time options.

Come check out our beautiful classrooms, expansive playground, and preschool gardening area. Schedule a tour today!

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Click here to see our upcoming events on our calendar. 

Again, we are thrilled to welcome your family to our community.  Please do not hesitate to contact Linda Peck, Director of Congregational Life, at 625-4295 or linda@ohefsholom.org for more information on family programs, or other Jewish resources.  

Bruchim Habaim – a warm welcome.

Youth Scholarships

College Scholarship Application

Guidelines & Procedures

These OST scholarships have been established at the Ohef Sholom Foundation as a result of the outstanding generosity of several Temple families.Awards are not based on financial need. There are four undergraduate college funds:

  1. the Goldback Scholarship Fund,
  2. the Kanter-Levy Scholarship Fund,
  3. Sarah and Edward Levy Fund II, and
  4. the Sarah Cohen Scholarship Fund  

One of the funds is for students who are not Jewish.  These funds assist in financing a recipient’s undergraduate college education. Another Sarah and Edward Levy Fund is available to assist the children of Ohef Sholom Temple members in good standing in financing their medical school education.While certainly not a “full ride,” these scholarships are usually enough to provide significant assistance in the purchase of books and supplies.Applications for these scholarships are available in the Temple office or online (click here)The deadline for the receipt of college or medical school scholarship applications for the coming academic year is June 30.

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Extra Curricular Youth Activities Scholarship Application (Summer Camps, Youth Retreats, & Israel Travel)

Guidelines & Procedures

  1. What is the Extra Curricular Youth Activities Fund? This fund assists Temple youth with paying for the cost to attend certain functions as described in #3 below. OSTY, Men's Club and Sisterhood are temple organizations that have funds available for assistance.
  2. Who is eligible to request assistance? Any Temple youth under the age of 21 whose parent is a current Temple member.
  3. What organizations have functions Temple youth can request funds to attend? Local, regional and national Jewish groups such as OSTY (Ohef Sholom Temple Youth), NFTY-MAR (Mid-Atlantic Region), NFTY (National Federation of Temple Youth), etc. Functions include camps, seminars, and conferences, etc. that promote the enrichment of the lives of Jewish youth.
  4. How far in advance should the request for funds be made to Temple? Preferably 30 days prior to Registration Deadline Date so the application can be circulated for review as needed.
  5. What types of costs are eligible for assistance? The registration fee or specific cost of the function. cost of transportation, lodging, meals, and miscellaneous will be considered as well.
  6. Who will review the requests? Temple Office will forward the application to the Treasurer/Advisor of the Temple organization you are requesting funds from. Records will be kept confidential and stored in the Temple Office and with each organization's Treasurer/Advisor.
  7. Who will issue the funds granted? The Temple organization granting you funds will issue a check in your name.
  8. Do I have to pay the Temple organization back for these funds? You are asked to give a brief report on the function you attended and "pay back" our gift in the form of service to Ohef Sholom Temple.
  9. What steps do I take to request funds to attend an eligible function?
    -Download the application from the Temple website.
    -Complete the form.
    -Return the form to Temple Office; Temple Office will circulate your application.
    -Temple Office will notify you upon receipt and when process is complete.
    -Call the Temple Office at 625-4295 if you have any questions.

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EXTRA CURRICULAR YOUTH ACTIVITIES FUND

GUIDELINES & PROCEDURES

  1. What is the Extra Curricular Youth Activities Fund? This fund assists Temple youth with paying for the cost to attend certain functions as described in #3 below. OSTY, Men's Club and Sisterhood are temple organizations that have funds available for assistance.
  2. Who is eligible to request assistance? Any Temple youth under the age of 21 whose parent is a current Temple member.
  3. What organizations have functions Temple youth can request funds to attend? Local, regional and national Jewish groups such as OSTY (Ohef Sholom Temple Youth), NFTY-MAR (Mid-Atlantic Region), NFTY (National Federation of Temple Youth), etc. Functions include camps, seminars, and conferences, etc. that promote the enrichment of the lives of Jewish youth.
  4. How far in advance should the request for funds be made to Temple? Preferably 30 days prior to Registration Deadline Date so the application can be circulated for review as needed.
  5. What types of costs are eligible for assistance? The registration fee or specific cost of the function. Cost of transportation, lodging, meals, and miscellaneous will be considered as well.
  6. Who will review the requests? Temple Office will forward the application to the Treasurer/Advisor of the Temple organization you are requesting funds from. Records will be kept confidential and stored in the Temple Office and with each organization's Treasurer/Advisor.
  7. Who will issue the funds granted? The Temple organization granting you funds will issue a check in your name.
  8. Do I have to pay the Temple organization back for these funds? You are asked to give a brief report on the function you attended and "pay back" our gift in the form of service to Ohef Sholom Temple.
  9. What steps do I take to request funds to attend an eligible function?
    -Download the application from the Temple website.
    -Complete the form.
    -Return the form to Temple Office; Temple Office will circulate your application.
    -Temple Office will notify you upon receipt and when process is complete.
    -Call the Temple Office at 625-4295 if you have any questions.

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