kesty j.: 5th-7th grade youth group news
kesty j. mall scavenger hunt: october 27th
Join us on Sunday, October 27th for a fun-filled scavenger hunt through the Westfield Montgomery Mall! Students will carpool from Temple Emanuel following religious school and a delicious pizza lunch and arrive at the mall with some spending money, a list of instructions, and one camera per team. Teams travel together through the mall collecting items and photographs and bringing them to predetermined checkpoints throughout the afternoon. Total event cost of $15 includes all food, spending money, friendships and fun! We’ll meet back up for prizes and gather for pick-up outside Nordstrom at 2:00pm. RSVP by email to Debra Winter no later than Wednesday, October 23rd.
Spend your summer at a URJ summer camp!
Now is the time to think about how you will spend the summer of 2014 — what better way than through an immersive experience at one of the Union for Reform Judaism’s amazing overnight camp programs? Our Temple offers scholarships through the Campership initiative, and will offer $750 toward your first summer at a URJ program! The Jewish Foundation of Greater Washington offers an additional $1000 toward your first summer at any Jewish camp through the One Happy Camper fund. Registrations are starting to fill up quickly, so don’t delay — these scholarships are good toward wonderful programs like our regional Camp Harlam, the 6 Points Sports Academy in Greensboro, NC or the brand new Science and Technology Camp in the Boston area! Click here to apply for Temple Emanuel’s Campership fund.
KESTY: 8th-12th grade Youth Group News
November Lounge Night: Campfire and S’mores!
We have a KESTY “lounge night” event at our Temple on the first Thursday of every month at 7:00pm. Join usNovember 7thin the Temple’s back yard for a makeshift campfire and s’mores night to celebrate fall. There will be a $5 charge for non-members, but we encourage you tobring your friends!RSVP by email to Deb byclicking here.
“Defiant Requiem” Documentary and Fundraiser
Join Temple Emanuel onSunday, November 3rdat 6:00pm for this award-winning documentary on the defiant prisoners of Terezin concentration camp, and subsequent panel discussion with former Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat and Conductor Murry Sidlin. Tell your families, teachers, friends — ALL proceeds will help fund Temple Emanuel’s high school trip to Prague and Terezin this spring. Contact Dr. Itzik Eshelfor more information or call the Temple office at 301-942-2000.
November 17th: Social Action Drive w/ KESTY and CSAC
As part of the MileStones project, KESTY is partnering with our Temple’s Community Social Action Council in holding a drive to collect items for InterFaith Works homeless shelter in Silver Spring! Needed items include individual sized toiletries, t-shirts, socks, hair combs/brushes, printer paper, and DVDs. Please drop off your items at the Temple any time between 9 and 2 to be donated.
NFTY-MAR Fall Kallah: November 22-24
NFTY-MAR brings together hundreds of Reform Jewish teens (9th-12th grade) from all over the Mid-Atlantic Region for weekend retreats full of social and educational programming. The next event, Fall Kallah, will be in Raleigh, NC and is typically one of the most fun events of the year! Additionally, it is a great first event for new members — and if you’ve never attended a regional event before you can receive aFULL scholarshipfrom our Temple’s WRJ byclicking here! Register online atnfty.org/mar/events/fallbyThursday, November 7thto avoid late fees.
December Lounge Night: KESTY’s Chanukah Party
Our December lounge night, which as always is the first Thursday of the month (December 5th), will be the KESTY Chanukah Party! Stay tuned for more information.
Looking Ahead: in Support of Youth Programs
MAJYK: the Mid-Atlantic Junior Youth Kallah
Temple Emanuel will be hosting 7th and 8th graders from all over the Mid-Atlantic region for the weekend of January 24th-26th! We love that our community is so connected and supportive and could use plenty of YOUR help: as a volunteer during meals at the Temple, or by opening your home to a few of these teens to sleep at night and between programming. If you’re willing and able to help us, please let us know by email — an official sign-up sheet will be coming soon!
Parents’ Meeting in preparation for Prague Trip: October 29
We invite all parents of our 8th-12th grade students to join us on Tuesday, October 29th at 6:00pm for a meeting and update regarding the high school trip to Prague this spring. Refreshments are available at the meeting and a light dinner will be served beforehand at 5:30. Contact Kathy Magenheim, school administrator, for more information or to RSVP.
Membership in our Youth Programs
We invite all 5th-12th graders at Temple Emanuel to become official members of our youth programs. Membership is not required for participation in KESTY and kesty j. events, but benefits of membership include a $5 discount on every paid event for the entire academic year.
Membership packets will be arriving in the mail in the coming weeks. For more information or to join, please contact Debra Winter or inquire at the Temple office.